Executive Blues: Down and Out in Corporate America

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Random House Publishing Group, Sep 2, 1996 - Biography & Autobiography - 256 pages
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So here you are -- with more than half of your life behind you and not nearly so many of those goals you once had accomplished. Or maybe you've reached all of those goals and are at a loss as to what to want next. Never fear -- the "second life, " as Barbara Sher calls it, can be just as good, in fact, even better than the first. With Sher leading you step by step through the process of renewal and rediscovery, you learn how to identify what it is you want and exactly how to go about getting it.

In fact, the second life can be a great learning period and getting it right can save you years of confusion and prevent desperate acts like divorce, affairs, and dropping out. Beginning with the empowering notion that everyone has a future, regardless of his or her age, Barbara Sher first shows you how to identify where you are and the illusions that are holding you back. Then, using enlightening exercises like tracking your dreams and impressions throughout your life, beginning with Infancy, and constructing a plan for the next 30 years, whatever your age, Sher shows you how to tackle your new life.

"It's Only Too Late If You Don't Start Now" is a positive, prescriptive guide to recovering your individuality and mapping out your second life. Barbara Sher's trademark warm, engaging tone and lead-by-the-hand technique are sure to make "It's Only Too Late if You Don't Start Now" A self-help classic.

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EXECUTIVE BLUES: Down and Out in Corporate America

User Review  - Jane Doe - Kirkus

Corporate flack Meyer (The Memphis Murders, not reviewed) tells his own story, from rags to riches to outplacement hell. It's the diary of an insulted man. In 38 years of nonstop employment the author ... Read full review

Executive Blues: Down and Out in Corporate America

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If you thought that receiving a nice severance package and having out-placement specialists assisting you makes job search easier, think again. Meyer chronicles his experience in job hunting after ... Read full review

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About the author (1996)

G. J. Meyer is a professional writer whose bylines have appeared in the "New York Times, Los Angeles Times, "the" Boston Globe, Harper’ s," and many other newspapers and magazines. While working for the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, he was awarded a Nieman Fellowship by Harvard University. He is the author of two nonfiction books, "The Memphis Murders," recipient of an Edgar Award for Nonfiction, and "Executive Blues," Meyer lives in New York City.

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