From Library Journal
Bick, a past senior product manager for Microsoft, has written a primer on business. She covers how to do a job well, run the company, be a good boss, communicate effectively, and manage a career. Her book is a collection of examples and anecdotes, with each chapter having several sections of six to ten lessons apiece. It is doubtful whether a successful manager would gain new insights from this book, but the neophyte or wannabe may wish to read it. Microsoft management does not appear to be committed to the "time away from work to have a life" view recommended by the author, as evidenced by all the jokes and comments about working before 8:00 a.m., many evenings a week, and late into the night. On only one page is there mention of the manager as a parent. Interestingly, the author is now a consultant for Microsoft, with a newborn child. An optional purchase for public libraries.?Peggy D. Odom, Texas Lib. Assn., Waco
Copyright 1997 Reed Business Information, Inc.
Dr. Stephen R. Covey Author of The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People
"I was both surprised and pleased that such a small, humorous handbook could provide such substantial and intuitive lessons for building a more synergistic business culture -- and what an amazing quilt of insights about one of the greatest business organizations ever!" -- Review