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- Robert Orben
“Do It Well. Make It Fun. The title says it all. It is filled with practical wisdom offered in a fun, easy-to-read format. Buy it."
- Robert Orben, speechwriter and humorist
Based on the idea that excellence is the key to success in most aspects of life—and death (in a pre-death kind of way)—Do It Well. Make It Fun. is a refreshing take on taking ...
Based on the idea that excellence is the key to success in most aspects of life—and death (in a pre-death kind of way)—Do It Well. Make It Fun. is a refreshing take on taking excellence to new heights.
In this entertaining, practical guide Ron provides an easy-to-implement two-step process that will lead to greater success in your career and your life: (1) Do it Well, and (2) Make it Fun. By applying this formula, you’ll learn how to spice up boring meetings, relax in stressful situations, neutralize interoffice conflict, add zest to dull relationships, make project management a bit more enjoyable—and more.
Drawing from life observations and experiences, Ron shares hilarious anecdotes and serious lessons he has learned from his years as a social worker, middle manager, and senior leader. Ron’s simple suggestions will help you take life fun day at a time to revitalize your routines, your relationships, and to achieve greater success.
l1 Seriously, Take Life Fun Day at a Time (or A Bit More of the Introduction That Would Have Made the Introduction Chapter Too Long) 5
Section 1 It's All About Me, Myself, and I
2 Now You're Onto Something 13
3 Have Character, Don't Be One 23
4 Believe It or Not 33
5 You're Pretty Good at That 41
6 It's All in Your Head ... Sort Of 49
7 You Are What You Reap 59
8 No One Gets Out Alive 65
Section 2 Playing Well with Others
9 Say What? 75
10 Is Your BFFAWOL? 81
11 The Mine Is the First Thing to Go 89
12 Because I Said So 97
13 Ask Not What We Can Do for Others but What they Can Do for Us 103
14 All for Fun and Fun for All 109
15 Don't Make Me Come Over There 117
Section 3 All Work and No Play Is, Well, Work
16 Take My Job ... Please 125
17 To Do Do Do, Ta Done Done Done 135
18 In Other Words 143
19 Turning Hours into Minutes 149
20 Unlike a Steak, a Project Well Done Is Rare 15
21 Bored to Death 163
22 Donating Our Time for Fun and Profit 171
23 When All Is Said and Done 177
Posted May 16, 2012
Many of us have spent countless years of our lives memorizing index cards, agonizing over texts, practicing formulas, and investing hours of time to learn. Maybe we did learn, but it sure wasn't fun most of the time. Do It Well. Make It Fun. is a thoughtful, engaging, and delightful blueprint that reminds us about one of life's most important lessons: All aspects of our lives can and should be lived with an appreciation for "the funny!" The author doesn't suggest that this means we should not work hard or apply ourselves. In fact, just the opposite. He shares his sensible formula for enjoying life by doing something well, loving what we do, and sharing a laugh along the way. A welcome and recommended read!Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted April 25, 2012
Do it Well.Make it Fun was a great read -- concise but substantial! Culberson and his book are funny, practical, and smart. I got something worth while out of every chapter.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.