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Throwing the Elephant/What Would Machiavelli Do?

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Two business classics, or one business classic and his new book, or two business books - however you want to describe it - here is Stanley Bing at his best - giving you the ying and the yang of the business world.If What Would Machiavelli Do? was the meanest business book in recent history - Throwing the Elephant provides the yang to that yin.The focus of What Would Machiavelli Do? is on what works and how to get it done. Machiavellians may not get to heaven, but on earth they have a significant edge over the ...

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Overview

Two business classics, or one business classic and his new book, or two business books - however you want to describe it - here is Stanley Bing at his best - giving you the ying and the yang of the business world.If What Would Machiavelli Do? was the meanest business book in recent history - Throwing the Elephant provides the yang to that yin.The focus of What Would Machiavelli Do? is on what works and how to get it done. Machiavellians may not get to heaven, but on earth they have a significant edge over the competition. The goal is to learn how to approach problems in a manner that is at once creative, geared toward achieving financial success, and refreshingly amoral.Throwing the Elephant: Zen and the Art of Managing Up artfully, clearly, and concisely provides a thorough grounding in the Zen Buddhist attitude you will need in order to move forward and control the people you work for. This book guarantees personal enlightenment while providing literally dozens of helpful, specific exercises and solutions to the most common problems of professional life.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780060085599
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
  • Publication date: 3/28/2002
  • Series: Throwing the Elephant Series
  • Format: CD
  • Edition description: Unabridged, 5 CDs
  • Product dimensions: 5.18 (w) x 5.74 (h) x 1.01 (d)

Meet the Author

Stanley Bing is a columnist for Fortune magazine and the bestselling author of Crazy Bosses, What Would Machiavelli Do?, Throwing the Elephant, Sun Tzu Was a Sizzy, 100 Bullshit Jobs . . . And How to Get Them, and The Big Bing, as well as the novels Lloyd: What Happened and You Look Nice Today. By day he is an haute executive in a gigantic multinational corporation whose identity is one of the worst-kept secrets in business.

Simon Jones has been featured in nine Broadway productions, was Bridey in PBS's Brideshead Revisited, and the voice of Arthur Dent in the acclaimed Hitchhiker's Guide series.

Besides The Valachi Papers, (hailed by Rudolph Giuliani as "the most important book ever written about the Mafia in America") Peter Maas is the prize-winning author of ten other books of fiction and nonfiction, including Serpico, Manhunt, In a Child's Name, China White, and Killer Spy. Philip Bosco won the Best Actor Tony Award for his role in Lend Me a Tenor. He has received several other Tony nominations and has appeared in numerous feature films.

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