Busting Your Corporate idol is a self help book for the chronically overworked. Greg Marcus, the author made an insight that allowed him to go from a 90 to 60 hours workweek in less than a year without changing jobs. This book explains corporate idolatry in easy, secular terms, to help people recognize that "doing what is best for the company" is sometimes at odds with doiBusting Your Corporate idol is a self help book for the chronically overworked. Greg Marcus, the author made an insight that allowed him to go from a 90 to 60 hours workweek in less than a year without changing jobs. This book explains corporate idolatry in easy, secular terms, to help people recognize that "doing what is best for the company" is sometimes at odds with doing "what is best." By making people, and not the company, the highest priority, Marcus explains how to pull back from work.This book is unique, in that it doesn't require a change in corporate culture, or the adoption of a religious lifestyle. A must for anyone who is frustrated by an "always on" lifestyle....
|Title||:||Busting Your Corporate Idol: Self Help for the Chronically Overworked|
|Number of Pages||:||297 Pages|
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Busting Your Corporate Idol: Self Help for the Chronically Overworked Reviews
I really needed this book! The title of the book caught my eye after a particularly grueling week with too many overtime hours and too much travel. I knew I had to read the book, even though my weeks tend to be more like 50 hours than 90, but the dissatisfaction was growing and Busting Your Corporate Idol was just the kick I needed.Full of convicting commentary and challenging thoughts, Marcus helped me re-examine my work life and attitudes and take some positive measures to change. It isn't so much about reducing hours (although that's nice) as a change in attitude that is fundamentally necessary to busting the idol. In fact, it is the idol imagery that is the most compelling and one I carry with me now every day, reminding me about what is important and keeping me on an even keel.I highly recommend this book for anyone feeling overworked or feeling like the work life is is out of control
Great book! Using the concept of the sin of idolatry, Marcus weaves a fascinating tale of how the organizations for which we work have become our idols in the 21st century, and offers excellent examples to back this thesis up. Lest he leave us stranded with this realization, he provides excellent tips and techniques to help us find true balance in our lives and to recognize that idolizing work above all else is an ultimately unsatisfying and one-sided view of the world. Great read!
I won this book through First Reads. I entered to read for myself and very hopefully a loved one who's sentence often starts with "I don't have time to ----- fill in blank with almost anything. I like the way the book is set up with the personal stories and questions to answer and is very well written. If your stressed and overwhelmed from working and have no time for your family and your losing much needed sleep this is a book to make sure you fit in somewhere.