Hardwood: 77 Poems

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AuthorHouse, Aug 1, 2008 - Poetry - 168 pages
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It's about time business is taught a good lesson or ten!


  • What can you do when you are instructed to motivate an employee who is belligerent?
  • Should you spill the beans on your boss who is lying to management?
  • Why do good managers turn bad when they suddenly report to a bad manager?
  • What would have happened if the boy in "The Emperor's New Clothes" lived in the business world when he declared the king naked?  The ending will surprise you.
  • Are all mission statements necessary?
  • What are the consequences of ignoring good business travel techniques? 


"Ten Vital Lessons for Good Business" answers the questions above while entertaining and educating you, the businessperson, through a series of amusing vignettes with interesting characters.  For example, you will meet my Silly Boss, who purposefully ignored his stomach sickness and was almost stranded in a third-world country; Large Woman, whose bad attitude created a disturbance in Switzerland; and Jerkzilla, who learned a valuable lesson after years of antagonizing his fellow employees.


You were taught to work hard to succeed and survive in business.  Unfortunately, you were not taught what to do when your boss is a poor leader with poor judgment, when businesspeople lie about their company's financial performance, or when management repackages bad news and calls it good news.  "Ten Vital Lessons for Good Business" addresses these issues and many more.


This book is a must read for all working people from the new employee to the CEO.  After reading this book you will realize why some businesspeople are frustrated and kick their dog or their neighbor's dog.


Improve your business life read "Ten Vital Lessons for Good Business."  Those close to you will thank you for it.


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