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By Barry J. Gibbons

ISBN-10: 1841120855

ISBN-13: 9781841120850

Prepare. you're approximately to blast off into outer area. vacation spot: Planet company. enterprise is a planet of its personal. a global of alien beings and irrational forces by no means sooner than so insightfully or brutally chronicled as in Barry Gibbons? new e-book Chronicles from the Planet company. during this ebook, Gibbons takes you on a dizzying trip in the course of the global of commercial. alongside the best way, you are going to catch up with Czar Nicholas and his doomed relatives, WWII flying aces, Margaret Thatcher, Saddam Hussein, Monty Python, invoice Gates, mom Theresa, Sam Walton, Michael Jordan etc. additionally, you will examine the genuine fact concerning the computer virus, Zippergate, George W. Bush?s lacking years in Lubbock, TX., widespread flyer miles, the european, the foreign Olympic Committee, relationship and extra.

No one is healthier suitable and extra in a position to poke enjoyable on the global of commercial than Barry Gibbons, the previous CEO of Burger King and enlightened capitalist. This e-book proves as soon as and for all that company is silly ? how else to give an explanation for Arch Deluxe, downsizing, the ecu, Al Dunlap, New Coke, Motorola and get dressed down Fridays.

What readers need to say approximately Barry Gibbons:

"This man writes with the wit and knowledge of Tom Peters and the hysterical observations and honesty of Dave Berry." A Reader from Portland, Oregon

"Barry Gibbons isn't ?irreverent? he?s lifeless on!" A. Kris Bell, enterprise

"The humor bites with universal sense?" D. Noonan, San Francisco, California

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If we do, it will (sadly) not come from political inspiration. It never has; it never will. If it comes, it will be driven by the force that has driven every inch of forward movement in capitalism: vested self interest. If it helps earnings per share, do it. There continue to be a limited number of business leaders who give such signals of inspiration from within industry: that you can actually care for, and reward, your people differently and take the results to the bank. If you read the phenomenal success story of Howard Schultz and Starbucks (Put Your Heart Into It, Hyperion Books, 1998) you will read of a guy who insisted on diluting his company's share base to give all employees a stake in the company, and who added to his discretionary cost base by providing them with benefits.

Labor does need to organize in post-industrial society, but its role needs to move from processing individual disciplinary issues and grievances. It also needs to move away from targeted collective Page 9 confrontation. Strangely enough, it can find the genesis of its new role back with the Luddites. There are new forces at work today that threaten postindustrial society in the same way that the new spinning machines threatened life in the early mill towns. Globalization has meant that labor can be sourced from anywhere in the world where it is available at the lowest price.

Or I can grow a serious beard. Page 21 November 3rd Put That Bomb Down. Trust the Market St. Petersburg, Russia: It is hard not to cry as I chew on my early evening pickled garlic, stare out over the gray waters towards Finland, and remember my childhood here. We had a small summer palace, and happy times with our neighbors, the Romanov family. It ended so sadly. Tragedy struck, of course, in 1918 when this delightful family was butchered in the infamous cellar at Ekaterinburg. All, that is, but the delightful AnastasiaAna to her friendswho miraculously survived and still emails me to this day from her home in a trailer Page 22 park in Wisconsin.

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