Jeremy Young’s How To Survive The Office is a strong anti-thesis for conventional business literature, which pictures an idealized office work environment.
“The similarities of office life all over the world are striking,” says Young. “The problems experienced by junior associates, executive staff, and C.E.O.s, though at different levels of complexity, are remarkably alike. Equally similar are the promoted solutions in M.B.A. degrees, business books, and soft skills development training programs. Life will become less complicated when we accept the dynamics of office life as it really is. I learned this through trial and error. Through this book, I hope to save you from these trials and tribulations and guide you as my Shaman did for me some years ago.”
The author uses a pen name as he is still employed by a Fortune 500 company. Throughout his 20-plus years’ career, he has worked in many different countries for U.S., European and Asian companies, including public, private and family-owned ones. He has held many roles, including Chairman and CEO. He blogs at Howtosurvivetheoffice with material intended to remind people about the indisputable facts of office life via real stories and that allow readers to share work and office stories anonymously. ◊