Reviews “This is a thoughtful, persuasive and well-written book. It is a timely and powerful contribution to the debate about the corrosive effects of the banking bonus culture. I commend Mr Bolchover’s work to anyone who cares about the future of capitalism.” - Luke Johnson, Chairman Channel 4; Columnist Financial Times; Entrepreneur. “There is, in my view, no better writer on the modern workplace than David Bolchover. With this book he has done it again. He has asked one of the questions that really matter. And the answer? Well, read it for yourself…..” -Daniel Finkelstein, The Times Synopsis Who deserves what they earn? Seldom has this question been more relevant than now, as senior executives grab outrageous salaries while the companies they manage go bankrupt, and British parliamentarians fiddle their expenses. From jargon-spouting consultants to the financial “whiz kids” undertaking risky deals, oversized pay packets are justified on the flimsiest of grounds – that the recipients possess extraordinary talent without which no company or organisation could prosper. But the evidence suggests otherwise. This book explodes the myth of “talent”, and shows how the term has been deliberately misused and abused. Pay Check aims to win capitalism back for those who actually take the risks, and expose those who merely snatch the rewards.
David Bolchover is a management writer. He has written three business books, the latest being "Pay Check: Are Top Earners Really Worth It?", which investigates whether the justifications offered for the pay of various groups of high earners are rational or bogus. An updated edition of "Pay Check" was published in early 2012.
His first book was the international best-seller, "The 90-Minute Manager", which looks at the lessons that business managers can learn from the great soccer coaches of past and present.
His second book, "The Living Dead", examines workplace boredom, and counters the orthodoxy which holds that everyone in the modern world is overworked and stressed.
David has also written extensively for The Times, The Sunday Times, The Daily Telegraph, The Economist, The Financial Times, The Guardian and others about the world of work.