Because we have to work under, over, and beside Whack-Jobs like these.*

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"The Chief Extravagant Officer / Announces higher quarterly yearnings / Ahead of higher quarterly expectations."

The true story behind the debt crisis comes to light for kids--and policymakers.

BOOK BLURBS

Why are American managers known the whole world over as the best in the business? 

​Wall Street Woman: A Dating Life

Cause of the Global Collapse Revealed! 

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THE MEN YOU MEET ON WALL STREET

  • ​"I never thought ​there'd be a man dumb enough to tell a story like this. Especially if it's in New York. Especially if it is true. Private equity is meant to be private."


  • ​"Do we need to know his inner thoughts on how women look? How he feels about sex, performance anxiety, career anxiety, the perfect woman and who he really wants to be? What the hell? The bond market isn't interesting enough?"


  • ​"I'll bet there are a hundred thousand guys just like him in the same zip code. But they keep it to themselves. Run silent, run deep--like submarines. That's what we do here."


  • ​"Yeah, just wait till his wife finds out. His ass will be right back out on Park Avenue looking for a new Soul Mate."

"This book is better than any Dilbert....It includes not only the "Bailing" but provides ideas about how to make the organization better. The book could save your organization, and just possibly your sanity." Dr. Barry Posner, bestselling co-author of The Leadership Challenge.

The Slippery Slope: Every Day!

"UNSPARING! NAILS IT!"

How 2 million poor people bought homes in America and wrecked the financial markets for 7.5 billion people across the whole wide world, including widows and orphans. 

SERIALIZED BOOK

​​​​"GOODBYE" WASN'T ALL SHE WROTE!

FOR THE FIRST TIME, THE TRUE CAUSE OF THE 2008 GLOBAL FINANCIAL COLLAPSE  EXPOSED!

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Bailing Out the Company Canoe is written from the perspectives of former employees of a start-up company who describe their work experience and then offer productivity boosting advice to the boss. It is a management book full of specific tactics and countless bullet points to help bosses and managers excel. It was written by strong, experienced employees who want their boss to read and apply its lessons. If you want help in improving the workplace and focusing your smart employees on reaching company goals, Bailing is the book for you.

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"Nothing Personal!"

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Exploding Cigars 

"Invasion of the Body Snatchers meets Catch-22"-- E. Kazan


​"Relentlessly, as you read each chapter, you can sense it coming. At least, I can see it now. But back when it happened to me, I didn't see it at all."  -- Willy Loman


"When the music's playing you get up and dance!"-- C. Prince


​"The ballad of the baby boomer. Thank God I retired in the 80's. Thank God I invested in zero coupon treasuries back then. I wish you luck."--Retired CEO of a Fortune 500 company.


"What goes up must come down. This is how." -- V. Lenin


"I have found a flaw."-- A. Greenspan


"I told you so."-- P. Drucker


"If you've been there you get it. If you haven't, you don't. Should be mandatory reading for B-School." -- A. Sloan


​"GET OVER IT!  Funny as hell."--G. Gekko


WHAT'S NOT   IN YOUR  WALLET?

THE ANONYMOUS GIFT SHOP 

Be careful, these people are lethal! How did they get into the building? It's a question you ask yourself everyday. DON'T ASK. For whatever reason they will always be here, no matter what you do, no matter what the cold hard logic of business is If you get rid of one, another will show up o take their place. Probably in nano-seconds.

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"NOTHING PERSONAL!" 

(Comes With Free Dart Board Bulls-eyes)

A Venture Capital Grand Slam Strikes Out

WHAT HAPPENED WHEN YOU GOT FIRED? 

"Up and down Wall Streak / The bears smell mud in the fodder / "Sell your SHORTS!" / Overnight the company sock falls off the hedge..."

Vice Presidents Anonymous is a conversation by and for corporate managers on the firing line. ​It is a private organization. Participation is free. Participation is anonymous.  


“Bailing Out the Company Canoe gives you a rare and unique inside view of a dot-com demise from startup to finish, chronicled by 16 employees who gave it life but were powerless to stop its inept Founder from killing it before it could walk. You'll learn more about management from the personal accounts in Bailing Out the Company Canoe than from any academic case-study!” Marilyn Haight, author of Who's Afraid of the Big, Bad Boss? 13 Types and How to Survive Them.

      THE SLIPPERY SLOPE:         (Guess Which Company This Is?)

A VENTURE CAPITAL GRAND SLAM STRIKES OUT

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"High atop the glimmering tower / The Legal Team mounts a defense: / "The allegories are without poof!" / "A criminal conspiracy to rip off our smock!" / "Short smellers driven by weed."

"Straight up with a twist--on the rocks with a splash--shaken not stirred-- / Skidding to a halt at the bottom."

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It was due to greed, stupidity, and myopia--the usual--in one of its divisions. Sandra's division was still highly profitable. So who did the company fire--the people in the rogue division, or Sandra? And how did it all go down?

EXPLODING CIGARS

​The Layoff Monologues (Vol. 1): The Day of the Pink Slip

"They are still out there! All of them! Nobody is safe! It's happening all over again."

Everything Is Personal!


Who are they?


What do they say?


What do they mean?


What is marriage like? 

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"YOU WON'T SEE THIS SAID ANYWHERE ELSE. EXCEPT, MAYBE, BEHIND CLOSED DOORS."

"Blow by blow, in astonishing detail, over the period of a year."

"Fall-off-the-chair funny!" 

"It has to be true because nobody could make this stuff up."

​​"Pressed through proper flannels, / The Human Remorse Department announces a team-less transition. / It's back to the fault lines."

OFF THE DEEP END

(From the Epic "Wreck of the Foundtainhead")

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"High above earth's orbit, the awakening Feds respond... / "We'll burn that bridge when we get to it."

​​"These are just 3 of the types of guys who date on Wall Street.There are 14 types in all. We've dated 13 of them, so we've got the scoop. And it's all in this book. Fortunately, none of these 13 guys read books, so whatever we say about them is just between us. One of us is about to start dating the 14th type, but actually, we know all about him too, so he's also in this book."   -- Lisa Padrona, P. Joan Kent and Wanda Shigenaga


HERE, WE PROUDLY PRESENT ONE OF THE MOST ASTONISHING LITERARY ACHIEVEMENTS OF THE 21ST CENTURY: THE CORPORATE TRANSLATION OF HOMER'S TRAGIC MARITIME WAR EPIC, "THE WRECK OF THE USS FOUNTAINHEAD."


  • ​"I never thought ​there'd be a man dumb enough to tell a story like this. Especially if it's in New York. Especially if it is true. Private equity is meant to be private."


  • ​"Do we need to know his inner thoughts on how women look? How he feels about sex, performance anxiety, career anxiety, the perfect woman and who he really wants to be? What the hell? The bond market isn't interesting enough?"


  • ​"I'll bet there are a hundred thousand guys just like him in the same zip code. But they keep it to themselves. Run silent, run deep--like submarines. That's what we do here."


  • ​"Yeah, just wait till his wife finds out. His ass will be right back out on Park Avenue looking for a new Soul Mate."

EVERYTHING IS PERSONAL!

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Off The Deep End

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First translated from the original Greek by Alfred, Lord Fenestrate in 1869, the transcendental wisdom of "The Wreck" has lain smothered for generations in the dusty bookbins of Academe. This new translation sets it free--and brings the WISDOM OF THE AGES directly into the Board Room. The sublime eternal tragedy of the "Wreck," as well as the business lessons learned, are presented here for the very first time in dazzling and poetic Wall Street English. Penned over a period of 15 years by F. M. Starbuck IV--a descendant of the lone survivor of "The Wreck"--this new translation also comes fully illustrated, and with a concordance that explains the source and meaning of each transcendant existential insight into the algorithmic trend lines of death, business, lay-offs, quarterly earnings and the other great gnostic mysteries.

It probably wasn't as absurd as what happened to Sandra De Sica Downs. Downs was an experienced high performing executive in a very profitable division of a large corporation. Then came the recession. Suddenly, the company lost a bunch of money.

OFF WITH HER HEAD!!! 

​The Layoff Monologues (Vol. 1): The Day of the Pink Slip