Nothing will ever beat this, not even worth trying:
World’s richest man decides to set $44 billion on fire
As far as software projects go, 30+ years on the front lines of mostly revenue-generating finance has led me to the conclusion that "professional IT project management" is the biggest enemy, just another of the non-revenue generating groups attempting to extort value from pluralistic corporations by replacing output as the focus of project management with expensive process. In the last major IT project at a bank that I was involved with, the project managers plainly did not understand the aims of the project and wanted everyone involved to spend so much of their time filling out forms describing what little they actually accomplished.
The general theme of post-Enlightenment management going off the rails due self-interested specialization was developed by the Canadian polymath John Ralston Saul in his monstrous tome Voltaire's Bastards - The Dictatorship of Reason in the West
. Saul refers to disastrous management cock-ups in military history as a unifying theme describing how the potential of the Enlightenment was to a growing extent wasted as self-interested groups chained down progress with process as a means of extracting value from shareholders. This book is large and dense, and a rather comical, smaller second book came out of it - The Doubter's Companion - a dictionary of aggressive common sense, my nominee for the most important bathroom book ever written. The first sentence for the entry for the word "bankers" is something like - "Pillars of society who are going to burn in hell if there is a God and he has been accurately quoted". The entry for the word "Marxist" is a lulu, find out who the real
Marxists are today.