Orbiting the Giant Hairball: A Corporate Fool's Guide to Surviving with Grace

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Creativity is crucial to business success. But too often, even the most innovative organization quickly becomes a "giant hairball"--a tangled, impenetrable mass of rules, traditions, and systems, all based on what worked in the past--that exercises an inexorable pull into mediocrity. Gordon McKenzie worked at Hallmark Cards for thirty years, many of which he spent inspiring his colleagues to slip the bonds of Corporate Normalcy and rise to orbit--to a mode of dreaming, daring and doing above and beyond the rubber-stamp confines of the administrative mind-set. In his deeply funny book, exuberantly illustrated in full color, he shares the story of his own professional evolution, together with lessons on awakening and fostering creative genius.

Originally self-published and already a business "cult classic", this personally empowering and entertaining look at the intersection between human creativity and the bottom line is now widely available to bookstores. It will be a must-read for any manager looking for new ways to invigorate employees, and any professional who wants to achieve his or her best, most self-expressive, most creative and fulfilling work.

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User Review  - Scott F. - Overstock.com

Its about corporations its about life and all the things in between. Ive not had one person read this book and tell me that it wasnt enjoyable or a great assignment. Read full review

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User Review  - beaurichly - LibraryThing

I have referred to this book more than any other I have read. It's lessons are great for work and life. It is so genuine and honest. You have a real sense of Gordon MacKenzie as a person, not as a ... Read full review

About the author (1998)

MacKenzie worked at Hallmark Cards for 30 years. He worked as a cartoonist and writer.

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