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It can be hard to know if a book is right for you until you actually start reading it. So, we get excerpts from recent business books so you can take a peek inside.




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Who Are "They" Anyway - Part XVII

By Dylan Schleicher, published August 6, 2004, at 1:22 AM – Filed under: Management & Workplace Culture

Good luck!       he snorted             sarcastically. Pretty hopeless, if you ask me.

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Who Are "They" Anyway - Part XV

By Dylan Schleicher, published August 4, 2004, at 8:12 PM – Filed under: Management & Workplace Culture

Yeah, those guys are tough cookies!       another suit chimed in. Weve tried to get them to step up to the plate and deal with our concerns.

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Who Are "They" Anyway - Part XIV

By Dylan Schleicher, published August 4, 2004, at 6:49 PM – Filed under: Management & Workplace Culture

When I reached the top       the elevator doors opened,             and a crowd of suits             was standing there. The meeting had just adjourned       and everyone was gathered             waiting for the elevator. Excuse me, are you the people in charge?

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Who Are "They" Anyway - Part XIII

By Dylan Schleicher, published August 4, 2004, at 5:14 PM – Filed under: Management & Workplace Culture

Ill tell them,       I replied. Thank you for your directions . But I dont think he heard me.

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Who Are "They" Anyway - Part XII

By Dylan Schleicher, published August 4, 2004, at 4:42 PM – Filed under: Management & Workplace Culture

“Excuse me, sir, I’m looking for ‘them’ -- do you know where they are? ” “Of course I do -- everyone knows where they are,”       he frowned at me       as he set his briefcase down. “They’re in the Board Room, up there on the 47th floor.

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Who Are "They" Anyway - Part XI

By Dylan Schleicher, published August 4, 2004, at 2:41 PM – Filed under: Management & Workplace Culture

So downtown I went,       reasonably certain       that they would be there. Which building? I wondered       when I arrived, looking up at       all the skyscrapers so tall --             all looking alike.

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Who Are "They" Anyway - Part X

By Dylan Schleicher, published August 3, 2004, at 6:37 PM – Filed under: Management & Workplace Culture

So upstairs I went,       hopeful that they       would be there. I asked the receptionist, Are they in? I need to see them.

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Who Are "They" Anyway - Part IX

By Dylan Schleicher, published August 3, 2004, at 4:37 PM – Filed under: Management & Workplace Culture

My boss leaned back       in her chair             as she said, Dont I wish! If I were one of them, things would be a lot different around here. But they havent seen fit to include me in their group.

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Who Are "They" Anyway - Part VIII

By Dylan Schleicher, published August 3, 2004, at 3:36 PM – Filed under: Management & Workplace Culture

So I went to ask my boss. Her door was open,       so I walked right in. She looked up from the paperwork       on her desk.

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Who Are "They" Anyway - Part VII

By Dylan Schleicher, published August 3, 2004, at 1:35 PM – Filed under: Management & Workplace Culture

I took my troubles to my teammates,       but they offered little in the way of help One said, I dont know. Read the manual they gave you. Another replied, Dont ask me, that new stuff was their idea, not mine.

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Who Are "They" Anyway - Part VI

By Dylan Schleicher, published August 2, 2004, at 7:33 PM – Filed under: Management & Workplace Culture

Why, just recently, I encountered a problem with this new technology were supposed to be implementing. I followed the procedures,       did what Id learned       in the training,             but the problem persisted.

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Who Are "They" Anyway - Part V

By Dylan Schleicher, published August 2, 2004, at 4:32 PM – Filed under: Management & Workplace Culture

Now, dont get me wrong       I like my job. And the organizations       not bad,             as organizations go. I like the people here,       some are really great, and the members of my team,       well, we get along OK.