Executricks: Or How to Retire While You're Still Working

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A tongue-in-cheek guide to enjoying retirement while retaining the benefits of a satisfying business career shares a treasury of secrets, shortcuts, and strategies for affording small luxuries and experiencing times of relaxation while remaining gainfully employed at smaller-wage jobs.

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Book Description HarperCollins Publishers Inc, United States, 2008. Hardback. Book Condition: New. 183 x 127 mm. Language: English . Brand New Book. People in the high flush of a successful but sometimes frenetic business career often look with envy at those who have entered their golden years. Ah! they think. To be retired! Free to wake when you wish, to have the time to reflect on the deeper things in life, play golf or quoits, or just go fishin in the middle of the day. The stressed-out mind boggles at the prospect, and the lip cannot help but tremble and drool. At the same time, you may not be emotionally-or financially-ready to hang it all up. Which is why, whether you re a withered graybeard or a teeny young future hotshot in leather jodhpurs, you need Stanley Bing s global positioning system for a sane and pleasantly successful life: Executricks, or How to Retire While You re Still Working. Bing is the ultimate corporate insider, one who has attained nosebleed altitude and worked long and hard enough to lose his desire to work long and hard enough. Over time, he has watched the power players who have made their jobs into a waking festival of indolence and fun, and gleaned a vast range of executricks they have developed over the years, based around several core concepts: Delegation, or getting other people to do the stuff you don t want toAbsence, or the ability to get work done while not being physically on the sceneAbuse of statusActing visionary when confused Intense engagement (used only in crisis) A wellspring of executricks flow from these simple precepts, including: The use of the cell phone and BlackBerry to establish a permanent state of simultaneous Omniscience and Not-Presence Roping off mealtimes as zones of defensible entitlement Travel as an alternative to work The art of the napGolf-the ultimate dodge Philanthropy and social activism, a pleasant parallel universe Executricks is the most precious of resources for those who work hard but would rather be hardly working: a secret handbook that lays bare the stratagems of those who have already ascended to the pinnacles of power. No office, home, or backpack should be without a dog-eared copy. Early adopters earn extra points. Bookseller Inventory # AAC9780061340352

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Book Description HarperCollins Publishers Inc, United States, 2008. Hardback. Book Condition: New. 183 x 127 mm. Language: English . Brand New Book. People in the high flush of a successful but sometimes frenetic business career often look with envy at those who have entered their golden years. Ah! they think. To be retired! Free to wake when you wish, to have the time to reflect on the deeper things in life, play golf or quoits, or just go fishin in the middle of the day. The stressed-out mind boggles at the prospect, and the lip cannot help but tremble and drool. At the same time, you may not be emotionally-or financially-ready to hang it all up. Which is why, whether you re a withered graybeard or a teeny young future hotshot in leather jodhpurs, you need Stanley Bing s global positioning system for a sane and pleasantly successful life: Executricks, or How to Retire While You re Still Working. Bing is the ultimate corporate insider, one who has attained nosebleed altitude and worked long and hard enough to lose his desire to work long and hard enough. Over time, he has watched the power players who have made their jobs into a waking festival of indolence and fun, and gleaned a vast range of executricks they have developed over the years, based around several core concepts: Delegation, or getting other people to do the stuff you don t want toAbsence, or the ability to get work done while not being physically on the sceneAbuse of statusActing visionary when confused Intense engagement (used only in crisis) A wellspring of executricks flow from these simple precepts, including: The use of the cell phone and BlackBerry to establish a permanent state of simultaneous Omniscience and Not-Presence Roping off mealtimes as zones of defensible entitlement Travel as an alternative to work The art of the napGolf-the ultimate dodge Philanthropy and social activism, a pleasant parallel universe Executricks is the most precious of resources for those who work hard but would rather be hardly working: a secret handbook that lays bare the stratagems of those who have already ascended to the pinnacles of power. No office, home, or backpack should be without a dog-eared copy. Early adopters earn extra points. Bookseller Inventory # AAC9780061340352

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