It's Called Work for A Reason!

It's Called Work for A Reason!

Your Success Is your Own Damn Fault

Book - 2007
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This is not your typical business book. Larry Winget gives us straight talk and raw truthsabout the world of work.'I would rather just tell you up front that my book is going to contain lots of stuff that willmake you mad. Stuff that will bother you. Stuff that will be contrary to what you havebecome comfortable with. Contrary to what you believe. Stuff that will piss you off. So, letme beat you up, tick you off, and possibly teach you something along the way.'Larry Winget says that most business books on the market today stroke people's egos bytelling them what they want to hear and reinforcing what they already know. All of thosebooks are selling a load of crap and people are lapping it up like ice-cream. Too many cuteparables, too much jargon, too much of everything except the key ingredient to success:WORK! Larry makes the case that poor results in the workplace are the results of apathyand poor performance: workers are poorly trained, customer service is atrocious, andcompanies are willing to tolerate it. Larry points the finger of blame exactly where it needs tobe pointed - in the face of the person reading the book. This means you!Larry calls himself the Pitbull of Personal Development® and The World's Only IrritationalSpeaker®. His approach to business development is blunt, irreverent, caustic and funny,and it is based on common sense. A self-proclaimed regular guy, Larry has made everymistake in the book and he wants to share what he has learned with his readers.According to Larry, success is simple: work hard and make yourself indispensable;remember that you are not owed a living; companies exist to make a profit, not to be sureyou're happy; make yourself worth more than you cost. Larry shares hilarious andmemorable anecdotes from his own experience in business to illustrate his principles foremployees and leaders, alike. Workers on all levels will be inspired by Larry'sstraightforward advice.Like Dr Phil on steroids, he has developed a signature delivery that is by turns eye-openingand hilarious. If your career seems to be fizzling, it's time to light it up again with the proventactics of IT'S CALLED WORK FOR A REASON!
Publisher: Milsons Point, N.S.W. : 2007
ISBN: 9781741664621
1741664624
Branch Call Number: ANF 650.1 WING
Characteristics: xiv, 240 p. ; 24 cm

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kadiesutherland
Mar 21, 2014

If you read only one book for the perfect combo of a slap in the face and motivation, read this book.

neko Aug 17, 2009

Larry probably has the most succinct description of customer service that I have ever read. Like every book that Larry writes this one about work tells it like it is.

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