We actually listened to this offering on CD rather than the book, but the message remains the same. Many of my reviews are longer, but this one can be more succinct because author Max Barry is so on target, that he is almost frightening.
For those of us who have worked in large corporations and often wondered what and why systems do what they do, this book will make you both laugh and cry. Barry analyzes meetings, performance reviews, holiday parties, reports (in triplicate, of course), hiring and firing criteria (if they exist), office romances, and so much more.
There are some exceptional organizations out there, but many of us have been affiliated with the others over the years. It does not matter what industry you are in, this book hits the mark of organizational snafus at its finest!
Dr. John Hogan
Success does not come by accident or chance.
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