Awakening

Awakening

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by Ray N. Kuili
     
 

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AWAKENING is a story of eleven rising-star managers who gather together in a secluded luxury lodge for a mysterious five-day leadership training course. Asked to pick a leader from amongst themselves, they soon realize that nothing is what it seems at this place, where managers are compared to ancient conquerors and one corporate taboo after another gets broken.

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AWAKENING is a story of eleven rising-star managers who gather together in a secluded luxury lodge for a mysterious five-day leadership training course. Asked to pick a leader from amongst themselves, they soon realize that nothing is what it seems at this place, where managers are compared to ancient conquerors and one corporate taboo after another gets broken.

As the group exercise progresses rapidly from a friendly election to a twisted web of no-holds-barred power plays, the players don't realize that soon some of them will be facing the harshest challenge of their lives. The unconventional workshop is about to take a very dangerous turn, testing the values and characters of its participants in the most brutal ways and presenting them with the ultimate question: how high a price are they willing to pay for power?

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ISBN-13:
9781482086669
Publisher:
CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date:
04/03/2013
Pages:
438
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.97(d)

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Awakening 3.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
If you expect a thriller you may end up disappointed. If you read it as an insightful book about power you'd appreciate the fact that it's written as a thriller.
NancyWr More than 1 year ago
Not an easy read, but enjoyable one nevertheless. I wish some characters had a more of a "backstory" to understand what made them the people they are.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I found this book to be quite boring and was unable to finish it. The plot description sounded promising but did not deliver. While reading, I felt the writing style was patronizing, almost as if the author felt the moral of the story was more important than the story itself. I held on initially, then waited for some sign of redemption. Ultimately though, the author did not deliver and I left feeling disappointed.
kyle34 More than 1 year ago
I didn't know what to expect (there aren't many books about managers to begin with) and I was pleasantly surprised. This is an unusual book -- you will like it if you like history, sociology, politics and don't mind occasional, but lengthy internal monologues. The author  uses the plot as as a device to speak about vulnerability of modern democracy and does it in very convincing fashion. The novel certainly makes you think.
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otterly More than 1 year ago
Sometimes when you read a book of more than 900 pages, you think--couldn't the author have done it in about half the length. This is one of those books. There are philosophical sections, and psychological sections. Essentially, a bunch of people have been invited to a remote cabin to discuss their business choices, and how they might learn something to further their careers. There is some interesting interaction between characters. All in all, if I hadn't been asked by B&N to review this, I would not have finished it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago