August 19, 2004

News & Opinion: My name is John, and I

By: 800-CEO-READ @ 3:30 PM – Filed under: Management & Workplace Culture

My name is John, and Im a weirdo!
[Hello, John!]
That is the first and last step in my recovery program. Youll figure that out later!
OK, now the serious stuff. First, I want to thank Jack and Todd for having the mental fortitude to invite me to clog the blog. Second, I want you to know that my messages are dead serious. I just wrap them in irreverence, pragmatism and directness so more people will read them and remember them.
My first book, Get Weird! 101 Innovative Ways to Make Your Company a Great Place to Work (AMACOM, New York, 2001) was a best-seller, and my newest book (I mean really new ~ just hit the shelves August 14), Weirdos in the Workplace. The New NormalThriving in the Age of the Individual (Prentice Hall) will be the subject of our upcoming discussion.
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