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This book has 5 recommendations
Bill Anderson (President/One Voice Creative Media)I enjoyed the hell out of this book. It harpoons the bloated, mindlessly self-destructive tendencies of American corporations. But it’s also a human story. Which is why--despite the absurdity and arrogance and plain ol’ stupidity on display at BSI--I’d kind of like to work there. Are they hiring?
Matt Kramer (CEO/Saint Paul Area Chamber of Commerce)Funny as hell, with sharp observations and cunning insights. It reads like the best happy-hour story you've ever heard.
Brian J. Dunn (Founder/Dunn Group)Entertaining, eerily familiar and full of compelling characters who are witty and smart-- yet flawed in all the right ways. I loved this story for the same reason I love great companies: at their core, they represent ordinary people who accomplish extraordinary things (demonstrating my deeply held belief that there are no such thing as ordinary people).
Jennifer Rock (Co-author/B.S. Incorporated)I'd be foolish not to say B.S., Incorporated - the novel I coauthored with Mike! We wrote a fictional workplace story using some of our best, ridiculous and most heartfelt stories about our experiences in corporate America. The early interest and critical acclaim of our book gave us the courage to focus on our career dreams and start our own communications agency.
Michael Voss (Co-author/B.S. Incorporated)B.S., Incorporated ranks right near the top, as well, for all the reasons Jennifer pointed out.
Business Solutions, Inc., is falling apart at the seams. While employees kill time stalking free snacks and filming porn in the HQ stairwells, the company's co-CEOs bring in shadowy corporate consultants to shake up their business in ways even they don't understand.
As the communications manager tasked with translating C-suite doublespeak, Will Evans is constantly torn between his blue-collar warehouse past and his white-collar future. When he is put in charge of rolling out a dubious strategy the consultants brand Optelligence, Will is thrust deep into a muddle of absurdity and responsibility he never expected. Enter Anna Reed, corporate mercenary with heels as high as her ambition. To her, BSI is just a steppingstone to a better job at a smarter company. Demoted to Will's team on her first day, she's ready to steamroll anyone to get her career back on track.
When BSI is pushed to the brink of bankruptcy, Will hatches a covert plan that just might save them all. But he needs Anna's cunning and courage to pull it off. Can Anna, the consummate job jumper, find a reason to go all-in on BSI? Or is she better off bailing and letting the company go down in flames?