Management By Vice: A Humorous Satire On R&d Life In A Fictitious Company vividly portrays the tensions between managers and their technical staff in a typical high-tech firm called "The Company". Eleven episodes showcase highly memorable, wickedly entertaining, lampooned characters. C.B. Don's totally engaging text is enhanced with satirical verses and hand-drawn illustrations. Highly entertaining reading (especially for anyone who's "been there, done that"), Highly recommended reading for business management students and anyone working in today's volatile dot.com environments, Management By Vice will also have the reader responding with serious reflection concerning the basic underlying issues portrayed including such true-life realities as project mis-management, inequities in profit sharing, patent authorship, commandeering innovative concepts, grievance proceedings, and more.
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'Management by Vice' is a hilarious and unique workplace satire. With sharp and candid humor it addresses numerous serious issues, expressing the technical staff perspective on a range of counter-productive management practices. Each episode introduces the reader to a lively collection of vivaciously lampooned, memorable characters engaged in different projects and departments of 'The Company'. To name but a few, the determined Dr. Tessa Euler fighting to save her career and learning the meaning of 'The Company Justice'; Sandy Sanders, the pompous 'up and coming' young manager, who is more concerned about his Power Look than a Power Presentation; the sticky-fingered Dr. V.P. Barron, who asked once too often 'What's in it for me?'; the boisterous technical manager, Dr. Dan Nuthing, full of selfish motives and a perfect match to the notorious Dona Trivi, who uses her position to research into gossip and eligible husbands rather than assignments behind-the-bench; Wally Steen The Company CEO, who is more interested in sailing than sales....and many, many more! Within this high quality produced book, the reader will also find a sprinkling of C.B. Don's original, wickedly satirical, witty verses, and each of the eleven easy-to-read, fast-paced episodes is further enlivened with superbly hand-drawn pen and ink illustrations unique for this book. 'Management by Vice' is highly recommended for readers of diverse professions from both sides of the bench, who appreciate a touch of incisive humor. It makes a great gift and a thoroughly enjoyable read!