Monday, June 29, 2009
BOOK REVIEW--I HATE PEOPLE by Jonathan Littman & Mark Hershon
Everyone who has ever worked out in public has been irritated with a fellow worker or workers at one time or another. If you say that you haven't, I will suspect you of lying. You may be tolerant. But you're not that tolerant. Be truthful. There are some people you work with that you can't stand. You may not hate them--in fact, you probably don't, but you do get irritated with them.
I Hate People is a workplace self-help book that shows how to identify the corporate clods you dislike the most while giving you the techniques you need to help neutralize them. This book is filled with the real-life methods that business managers and executives use at Fortune 500 companies to overcome the problem people in the workplace. I Hate People is an essential book for those who refuse to let the drones get in their way. It will show you how to outfox the Ten Least Wanted--the underminers, micromanagers, and backstabbers who prowl the corporate minefield.
The main purpose of the book is to help you become a Soloist--one of those bold individuals who dare to work alone or with a few handpicked talented people--while artfully deflecting the rest.
Now, for the things I don't like about this book. I don't like the title. I don't hate it, but I don't like it. I know why the authors chose it. They wanted to get our attention. I don't hate anybody and you probably don't either. But they did get our attention because we do have strong feelings about some people. Another thing I don't like is the use of a few, not many, but a few vulgar words. A strong point could have been made without those words. But again, I know why they used them. This is the way many people in the workplace talk.
Did I work with people who irritated me when I was a Pastor for forty-seven years? Are you kidding? Absolutely! Hate them? Absolutely not!
The front cover of the book states: "Kick loose from the overbearing and underhanded jerks at work and get what you want out of your job." If that's you, then you will want to read this book or give it to someone else who needs it.
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