You can always count on Mike Gayle to present a unique take on life from a man's point of view, filled with funny punchlines and painfully acute obser...moreYou can always count on Mike Gayle to present a unique take on life from a man's point of view, filled with funny punchlines and painfully acute observations. This book is for those who have friends-turned-lovers, those who have lovers-turned-friends and those who have platonic heterosexual friends who are still just-a-friend.(less)
Do you make lunch plans with your colleagues via instant messaging/email, when they are actually just seated next to you? Welcome to the 21st Century....moreDo you make lunch plans with your colleagues via instant messaging/email, when they are actually just seated next to you? Welcome to the 21st Century.
Meet Martin Lukes then - a middle-aged corporate rat, who's obsessed with his Blackberry, striving to break into the top ranks of management. Who Moved My Blackberry? tells the story of an irksome lead through his emails with his colleagues, wife, son, mistress and a shrink (Martin insists it's a Life Coach). Anyone whose amibition lies beyond the butt seated in the cushy armchair and UV-radiation-emitting squarebox, and constantly being told to 'think out of the box' can definitely relate to the (mis)adventures Martin Lukes is going through.
Author Lucy Kellaway, a columnist for Financial Times London, holds no reservations poking fun at corporate rats. Martin Lukes is the perfect example of someone 'who works for a company that's very busy making nothing in particular'. I had numerous occasions of sniggering and rolling-on-the-floor-laughing-out-loud moments while reading this book. Smart content. True to the bone. Bold reflection of what many corporate victims face. Bosses should pick this up to better understand what employees don't tell them in the face. Lower management, keep this to yourself (away from your bosses) and have a good laugh when you thought you see yourself in Martin Lukes. Those who haven't mastered the art of internet lingo, this one's for you too.(less)