You'll undoubtedly smile as you look at corporate mania through the eyes of Ralph (the author's eager but na�ve friend). You'll chuckle as Ralph helps you ace The Job Interview, survive the Pre-employment Physical, schmooze your way into Getting Past the Gatekeeper, differentiate between lies and creativity in The Art of Expense Control and reveal why Bosses are Beautiful. By the conclusion, this all-too-true expos� will make you laugh out loud at the uncanny similarities to your own corporate calamities.
After accompanying Ralph as he traipses through the corporate asylum, you'll acquire the knowledge to distinguish between temporary friends and immediate enemies. But most importantly, you'll learn how to survive the corporate game. So, let's go get 'em tiger.ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
R. A. McMillan is a product of the war torn California campuses of the 60s and early 70s, earning a Ph.D. in Economics from the University of California at Berkeley in 1972. Where else would you go for business training (of course he didn't inhale)?
He committed himself to the corporate asylum after a few dull years (interspersed with an occasional random great thought) at the Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland, Ohio. He checked into an Akron, Ohio based Fortune 500 company as the Chief Economist. There, he made his way to the executive dining room gripping titles like Director of Investor Relations, Planning & Development, Analysis & Control and Vice President & Treasurer. When the Fortune 500 company went south (literally), McMillan was granted an early release. Although emotionally scarred and a bit shaken by the experience, he is currently stable and recovering.
Now he is playing bad golf, listening to reggae music and prescribing solutions for your life. Trust him to help you avoid the errors he made in his own career. He's been there, done that!
About the Illustrator
Currently, Douglas M. Goldsmith teaches Illustration and Color Theory classes at Kent State University in Kent, Ohio. He is a freelance illustrator for clients including Cleveland Magazine, Ruhlin Construction and The Hattie Larlham Foundation. Goldsmith received his Bachelor of Fine Arts in 1981 from the Cleveland Institute of Art and received his Master of Fine Arts in 1988 from Carnegie Mellon University. In the summer, Goldsmith enjoys traveling to Portland, Maine and Long Island, New York to paint landscapes.
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What People are Saying About This
Don't be surprised if you find yourself constantly referencing McMillan's truthful insights into Corporate America as you go throughout your day...oh so true, and oh so funny. Corporate Lunacy kept a grin on my face from cover to cover. (Richard Sutherland, President, Sutherland Golf)
No writer could dream up a book as funny and satirical as Corporate Lunacy. Bob McMillan has surely walked the corporate walk and come out sane enough to report the inside, insane doings of big company life. Anyone who reads this book and still goes for the corporate merry-go-round, is either nuts or masochistic. (Sam Kendes, President, QLT Imprint Supplies, Inc.)
It was great reading...find it very funny. I always believed human resources types failed at something else and your psychologist brought back painful memories. A great piece! (Peter J. Pestillo Chairman & CEO, Visteon Corporation, Ford Motor Company)
...Witty, adept... your observations are telling and very much to the point. You have captured your own conversational style, a feat many authors fail to accomplish. (John Ong, Chairman Emeritus, B.F. Goodrich)
The subjects covered in Corporate Lunacy would be meaningful to someone going into a large company. Very sophisticated sarcasm that may go over the heads of the inexperienced. (Pat Ross, Former Chairman of Uniroyal Goodrich Tire Company)