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Z.E.O.: How to Get A(Head) in Business

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From professional athletes like Tiger Woods and Michael Jordan to philosophers like Confucius, inspirational business books love to suggest that readers can succeed in business and in life by adopting the traits of their famous subjects. In Z.E.O. by Scott Kenemore, frustrated employees will finally find inspiration in a source they can already relate to: zombies! A guide ...more
Paperback, 272 pages
Published September 8th 2009 by Skyhorse Publishing
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Patrick D'Orazio
Nov 05, 2010 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This book is a follow up to The Zen of Zombie, which I found to be a highly amusing take on self-help guides that speaks to the merits of living your life like the humble zombie. This book takes a whack at business manuals with the same logic: become a zombie and you will climb the corporate ladder rather quickly.

While I appreciated the effort here, and got a kick out of the idea of reversing what many short stories have done (office drones are in fact zombies, willing to do mindless, repetitiv
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Robert Beveridge
Jan 27, 2010 rated it really liked it
Scott Kenemore, Z. E. O.: A Zombie's Guide to Getting A(Head) in Business (Skyhorse Publishing, 2009)

Being the cheesy-zombie fan I am (my computer's wallpaper is a picture titled “Vegan Zombie”, with a shambling undead moaning “graaaaaaains...”), I fully expected this book to be all that and a barrel of monkeys. What I didn't expect was that it would also be the best business book I've read in many a year. I do not mean that in any sort of flip manner; couched inside the silly zombie puns and ul
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Michele Lee
Reviewed for MonsterLibrarian.com

Z.E.O is a small, off sized book that's part humor, part business survival guide and part "for dummies" book. Presentation seems to be as important as content, with sidebars, zombies in the workplace illustrations and chapters that one suspects would make excellent PowerPoint presentations. Nonfiction, yet completely silly, Z.E.O does, indeed, make a strong correlation between the sort of minds that conquer the business world and zombies, so it's not an entirel
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Stefanie
Nov 14, 2012 rated it really liked it
I'll let the authors summarize this one: "Zombies. Original gangsters. Walking viruses. Terrors of the graveyard and the boardroom alike. They have so much to teach us . . . and the applicability of their life lessons to the world of business can no longer be denied."

I really kind of loved this one. Anyone who zombiefies the 48 laws of power get a major tip of my geek hat. Does the premise get a little tired? Yes, but the zombie/business mix works surprsingly well. The first half of the book lay
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Morgan Hugo
Jan 25, 2015 rated it it was ok
This is an anti-business business book. The author uses advice that other business writers use, but in the exteme. I believe the author's point is clear-if you fully follow a self-help guru's advice, you willl become a zombie. It is then up to you, as the reader, is to decide if all you want in life is brains and zombiefication of the corporate world.
Justin
Mar 05, 2010 rated it liked it
There are some good things you can glean from this "self-help" guide of sorts. However, if you take it too seriously, you'll fail to see that the entire book *is* just a joke. At times it seems that even the author can't tell whether he's being serious or not, which can be annoying. It's a fun read regardless, especially if you're a zombie lover.
Steven J.
May 13, 2010 rated it really liked it
Actually a better business book than you would think! Basically it says that zombies have one goal: Brains. You have goals. The only difference is drive! Nothing stops a zombie so nothing should stop you!
Vikki
Sep 16, 2012 rated it liked it
Weirdly entertaining business book. Humourous but with some tincture of reality in it.
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Scott Kenemore lives in Chicago. He attended Kenyon College and Columbia University. He is the drummer for the pop-punk band The Blissters."