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Orbiting the Giant Hairball: A Corporate Fool's Guide to Surviving With Grace
Orbiting the Giant Hairball A Corporate Fool's Guide to Surviving With Grace
Author: Gordon MacKenzie
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, man...  more »
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ISBN-13: 9780670879830
ISBN-10: 0670879835
Publication Date: 4/1/1998
Pages: 224
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3.6 stars, based on 12 ratings
Publisher: Penguin Putnam
Book Type: Hardcover
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The book has some good ideas and interesting view points. I could understand or see myself at my current job facing some of his adventures into corporate hairball. I even found myself when he was talking about disobeying signs to go down to the beach, thinking dumbass, that is why we put the signs up everywhere. Yeah we just had too much money in our budget this year and wanted to put signs up on the cliff. The chapter he talks about teasing other people was an eye opener and one that I will keep in the back of my mind and will try to be mindful of. I will also keep the lesson that everything dies, even companies. It is weird how actors or sports professionals want to go out on top of their games, but companies want to do a horrible death of bankruptcy and despair. But honestly when you read Gordon's book if you have been to enough corporate conventions you are not going to learn anything extremely new.
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Light-hearted look at managaement and the corporate world


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