Humour Business Books

Work Wife Balance (Kate King Series Book 1)

'This is well-written, very funny and I raced through it, occasionally squealing in horror at the antics of Kate’s colleagues. It’s also a joy to read about a strong woman with a big job and fiery opinions, a nice antidote to the sugary sweet sort of chick lit.' DAILY MAILKate King is furiously flailing to keep afloat. As her team bicker, finger-point and cheat their way through rumours of sackings and site closures, her ill-tempered husband is becoming increasingly embittered and secretive. Kate knows she must address his petulant question: “Surely there’s more to life than this?” but all her energies are required to dodge the corporate bullets constantly fired in her direction.Under pressure from an attractive, younger colleague, Kate is also concerned by her sudden invisibility to the opposite sex and the alarming appearance of back fat. Disturbingly, beige knitwear has started to call to her from the shelves of M&S.Growing more and more suspicious of her husband’s activities, pressure builds on Kate both at work and at home until her turbulent year reaches its climactic end. Can she continue to balance precariously between work and marriage, or is one end of the scales going to hit the ground with a resounding thud?

Elly in Bloom: A Novel

Surrounded by lush flowers and neurotic brides, Elly Jordan has carved out a sweet life for herself as the owner of Posies, a boutique florist in St. Louis. Not bad for a woman who drove away from her life two years earlier when she found her husband entwined with a redheaded artist. Sure, Elly has an embarrassingly beautiful best friend, a badly behaved sheepdog, and a sarcastic assistant she simply calls "Snarky Teenager," but overall her days are pleasantly uneventful. As a bonus, her new next-door neighbor just happens to be an unnervingly handsome musician who has an eye for curvy Elly. Just when she feels that she is finally moving on from her past, she discovers that an extravagant wedding contract, one that could change her financial future, is more than she bargained for. With the help of her friends, staff, and more than a few tasty sandwiches, Elly bravely agrees to take on the event that threatens to merge her painful history with her bright new life, and finds herself blooming in a direction she never imagined.

A Series of Frustrated Outbursts by a Fake Librarian

The #2 "bestselling" free book on iBooks is now available for Kindle!Library technician Roland Saint-Laurent documents the ups and downs of library work in this "hilarious" new book! This book contains a series of entries covering various aspects of his life on the job, from petty staff back-biting to lurid accounts of patron insanity. Sometimes heart-warming, but mostly prurient, you'll love spending an evening curling up with this delightful volume!

What It Takes to Be the Number One Manager in the World: A Book of Revelations

I am a ghost writer.In life, I was the founder of modern management.During my life, I published 39 books including such classics as: Concept of the Corporation (1946), The Practice of Management (1954), The Effective Executive (1967), Management: Tasks, Responsibilities, Practices (1973), Innovation and Entrepreneurship (1985), Post-Capitalist Society (1993), and Management Challenges for the 21st Century (1999).I saw many of the major trends of the 20th century before almost anyone else did: the Hitler-Stalin pact, Japan’s impending rise to economic power, the shift from manufacturing to knowledge work, the increasing importance of the social sector, and the fall of the Soviet Union.I had an incredible impact on managing in turbulent times.To thrive as a manger in turbulent times you must regularly ask of individual businesses their source of legitimate authority, their principle of organization, and their pattern of leadership. You must feel the need to address employees’ concerns for status and function, to fit knowledge workers into established structures of decision making and command, and to achieve effective communication in and among managerial levels. You must take seriously the recruitment and development of executives, the proper role of boards of directors, and the special needs of companies at different stages of development. You must pay adequate attention to the internal logic of work itself and to those techniques by which managers can become both more efficient and more effective. You must always know the nature of the business you are in and the character of the customers your business serves.I distilled leadership into three attributes. The first attribute of effective leadership is working hard, the second is taking responsibility, and the third is earning trust. Trust is the conviction that the leader means what he says. It is a belief in something very old-fashioned: Integrity.

Excel in IT

Corporate world is strange, where many people are stressed, depressed, but still well-dressed. This book is an attempt to understand that strangeness and find humour in that strange world. You now have the red pill and the blue pill. Take the blue pill and continue the peaceful journey with your IT job or take the red pill, read the book and be the “Chosen One”!About the author:Prabhu is a software tech consultant. For almost two decades, he has been field-tested, battle-hardened and shaped-up by the elements of the IT/Software industry. Enlightened by those encounters, he ended up writing this book! His continuing mission - to boldly go where no one has gone before!

Don't Shoot the Messenger: Read this Rant Before You Post Your Next Review and Learn How to Write a Useful Online Book Review

Who else enjoys a good rant?Reviews. They can make or break any product. It might seem like they make sense. But quite often they don't.You see, in our modern buying environment we rely on trust signals from others to determine what we buy. This works well when the products have large marketing campaigns behind them since lots of people will buy regardless, and we end up with balance.At the other end of the scale, we have small, independent creators. These small creators don't have vast marketing budgets. So quite often, we live or die on the basis of our reviews.And here's the thing. Unless these creators actively try to game the system, a single bad or even middling review early on, can completely kill our products.So we end up with a slightly perverted system. The public generally benefits from reviews about products produced by large businesses. The sheer scale of their marketing means that any negative reviews are outweighed by the good unless the product is genuinely bad.But the same is not true of reviews about products from small, independent creators without large budgets. In this case, bad reviews early in a product's life can completely kill sales and steal what may be a total gem from it's intended target audience.And what's required to kill a product even if it's exceptional? You might think it's a lot, but nothing could be further from the truth.If you're an author and you're looking for a bit of solidarity in face of the onslaught of unjust bad reviews...Or you're a good person who likes writing reviews but might not realize just how bad an effect that a 3-star review can have...Or even if you just love a good rant...Scroll up and Click the Button to Buy Now!

Why Lawyers Suck!: Hacking the Legal System, Part 1

Take the mystery and fear out of dealing with lawyers! * Is your lawyer more interested in taking your money than solving your legal problems? * Does your lawyer forget everything you tell him/her at court? * Is your lawyer unable to give straightforward, simple answers to any question? Stop feeling powerless and at the mercy of lawyers! In this first book of the Hacking the Legal System series, get the inside scoop on why lawyers act the way they do, empowering you to effectively deal with them, saving thousands of dollars in legal fees and avoiding time frustrations and timewasters of lawsuits. This sometimes humorous, sometimes disturbing exposé shares stories of the author’s first terrifying first experiences in a law school classroom, the first time she made a witness cry, the harsh realities of day-to-day lawyering, and why it is easier to invade a small country than file papers in some courthouses. Interspersed are helpful hacks—practical tricks you can use right away to keep lawyers from ruining your life.DO YOU PREFER A MORE POLITICALLY CORRECT TITLE? SEE "LAWYERS DECODED" also available on Amazon.com

How to Get Rich (and then lose it all)

"Strive to understand life. Karma is more than just a Creamy Sauce." Keith David. This is the hilarious account of Keith David, guru and serial entrepreneur in North Wales, who has one aim in life - to get rich and become a millionaire. A tale of his journey along Success Road (and back again), edited by Anwen David, his long-suffering wife. Anwen explains; "The book shows you a very quick way to get rich and an even quicker way to lose it all by being a complete idiot. I reveal the truth behind Keith David and his guide to wealth. The book explains how to avoid making the same silly mistakes Keith does, which includes insulting overweight people, annoying police officers, getting trapped in a cave and winding up journalists."

Max Dout & The Evil Office Mutants Act 1: The Donkey-Boss Rules

We have all dealt with our fair share of bad bosses, but sometimes you come across one or two that really stand out above the rest. Some of these bad bosses have something extra. It’s almost like they were genetically engineered for their evil role in life. My theory, and don’t laugh at me until you hear me out, is that these special bad bosses are evil mutants. Yes, I said it. Mutants. Now give me a chance to explain before you run away from me like I am some type of nut case. So please purchase the book and find out how crazy I am. I promise you won't be disappointed (besides I have to raise enough money to send my kids to college, or at least enough to cover the cost of their text books). Thank you and I hope you enjoy my first book.