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Just Go, Go, Go!: The hilarious antidote to pretentious business books. Paperback – 6 Dec 2011
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From the Author
Don't think of this as 'just another business book', oh no, think of it more as my retirement fund. You should buy two copies of Just Go, Go, Go! One to read and another to keep. Your children or grandchildren will then be able to sell it on eBay in 50 years time and have their own retirement fund - it's a win-win transaction. Go on - buy Just Go, Go, Go!
From the Back Cover
Become a Wonder-Fuelled Company! Alec Wonder shares his heretical theories on how you can transform your company out of all recognition. Alec also suggests how he can provide one-to-one consultancy at favourable rates to sort out the resulting chaos.
Alec Wonder is a failed, pompous, consultant who, through his incompetence, reveals come home truths about business. He defines business as "a heady mix of part-time work, money and golf."
His unique, and often disturbing, views on business and management range from bizarre theories, bordering on the immoral, to people management skills, verging on the illegal:
"If a product fails just outwith its warranty period then the quality is just right."
"The smallest mind needs the biggest office to grow in."
"The sh*t will always hit the fan - keep away from the fan."
"Your staff look up to you - remember to look down on them occasionally."
A hilarious book that takes a serious poke at management theories, pompous consultants and psychotic bosses. It it doesn't make you change your behaviour, change your job or change your reading habits - then nothing will.See all Product description
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6 January 2012
I've read many business and management books that put forward theories without looking at the reality of life in business. The cynical, self-serving folk that we all work with, rather than the utopia of a happy, dancing workforce heading towards a common goal etc. Just Go Go Go is a refreshing look at business, leadership, motivation, customers and staff communication through the eyes of fictional guru Alec Wonder. I found it funny on one level, and sadly true on another. Psychotic bosses, lazy staff, overpaid consultants and greedy companies illustrate how difficult it is to implement management theories effectively. This is a great book using humour to bring out the weaknesses of accepted management techniques. It is an easy read with short, punchy chapters and wonderfully stupid illustrations. I particularly love the list of 100 words of 'wisdom' at the end.I have actually passed it to my boss for reading (who is not psychotic). I recommend it to anyone in management. It will make you think more about how you deal with people at work and how accepting you are of the latest management fads. Jolly good.
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18 January 2012
This book highlights the sometimes mad advice handed out by some consultants and business 'gurus' who ignore the realities of people in business. Rather than a participative approach to management, Alec Wonder 'super consultant' focuses on helping CEOs line their own pockets at the expense of staff, customers and ultimately the business - moving on before things ultimately collapse. His ideas are radical and very funny, but there is a grain of truth in each of them. Mad, bad managers should read this book and learn. Employees should read this book and worry. It covers all the usual topics like teamwork, motivation, customer satisfaction and corporate failure (most of which Alec Wonder seems to be responsible for). It's a business book with a difference, it actually made me question what we do in business, rather than present yet another theory of management.
24 March 2012
A most amusing, telling and thoroughly enjoyable read. This book explores the hype and fallacies of the business consultancy world with humour and insight written by an author with many years of first hand experience at the receiving end.