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The Rule Breaker's Book of Business: Win at work by doing things differently

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Roger Mavity provides clear advice and guidance for anybody ambitious about work, yet uncertain of their route to success. His book is devoted to the simple, yet vital, idea that success at work is much more likely to be achieved if we are happy and confident in what we do.
Kindle Edition, 208 pages
Published August 1st 2013 by Piatkus
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Muath Aziz
Jan 21, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2017, business
"But if you have more people than you need, you are spending too much to get the job done, which means your price to the customer won't be competitive. Which means that in the long run you are putting everyone's job at risk. Cutting the staff back to the number you really need is horrible for those that go, but it protects the jobs of those that stay." In the introduction, the author's friend compared him to Machiavelli and you can see why.

I like Machiavelli, and the author of this book. Things
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Shahzil Minallah
Jan 24, 2020 rated it really liked it
This book is for brave people who want to think outside the box and challenge the status quo. Excellent book for anyone who works in an organisation.
Yates Buckley
Jul 25, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: curious, self-change
A surprise from a business book, there are suggestions here that one should keep top of mind.
Lois
Feb 25, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: fundraising
This positive book is aimed (unashamedly) at people working in commercial businesses, and more specifically at those who dream of starting their own business (or at least being the boss of one).

I don't work in a commercial environment, and I have no grand plan to start my own business (although I'd be very happy to run one); I'm a fundraiser. So, you might imagine that there wouldn't be that much for me in this book. But that's where you'd be wrong. It was an interesting read (and perfect for t
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Adrian Lee
Jul 02, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Terse, concise, and engaging. Great handbook that manages to avoid the trap of dishing out time-worn management tropes with the air of a bored pedant on an hourly wage. The author's ability to distil complicated issues into insightful rules-of-thumb can only be borne from a lifetime of productive exasperation. Feel his pain. ...more
Chris Hart
Jan 16, 2014 rated it really liked it
It was great, I loved it. Lots of against the conventional wisdom sorta stuff. If you're a brave business person, or worker, this is a good book for you. 'Win at work by doing things differently' is exactly what it is! ...more
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