Family Inc: Office-Inspired Solutions to Reduce the Chaos in Your Home (and Save Your Sanity

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Penguin, Dec 27, 2012 - Self-Help - 320 pages
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Does your work life "balance" feel anything but? Most people will probably tell you that you need to be more strict about separating your office and home lives, and WHATEVER YOU DO, DON'T TAKE THE OFFICE HOME WITH YOU! To this, husband-and-wife authors Caitlin and Andrew Friedman say: Think again! In Family Inc., they share how they were able to use the organizational strategies they'd relied on in their professional lives to bring the joy—and yes, the sanity—back into their home.

Caitlin and Andrew Friedman met while working at a thriving midsize PR firm. Fifteen years of marriage, twins, a house, and three career changes later, they found themselves overwhelmed by their daily responsibilities. In this invaluable guide to making your household run more smoothly, the Friedmans take readers step by step through a process of reenvisioning their domestic lives as well-run, successful business ventures. According to the Friedmans, by introducing such simple activities as family meetings, job descriptions, and regular "employee evaluations," it's amazing how simple and stress-free life suddenly can become. Using the tools offered in this book, you will soon see tensions eased, household tasks completed, and family downtime rediscovered.


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Contents

Title Page
Getting on the Same Page Setting a Personal Agenda
Job Descriptions
PuttingItto Paper The Weekend Meeting
Punch the Clock
Organization andDelegation
Employee Relations 6 Good DaysBad Days
We Needto Talk
New Year NewUs
Final Thoughts
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Caitlin Friedman is best known for her Girl's Guide series (coauthored with Kimberly Yorio), which includes the bestselling titles The Girl's Guide to Starting Your Own Business and The Girl's Guide to Being the Boss (Without Being a Bitch). She has appeared on the Today show many times and been featured in multiple national publications including Time and Real Simple.

Andrew Friedman is the author Knives at Dawn: America's Quest for Culinary Glory at the Bocuse d'Or, the World's Most Prestigious Cooking Competition, and has collaborated on more than twenty books and cookbooks with many of the best chefs in America. As a sports writer, he is an editor at-large for TENNIS magazine and coauthor of American tennis star James Blake's New York Times bestselling memoir Breaking Back. He is also the founder and chief contributor to the website Toqueland.com.


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