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Animals, Inc.: A Business Parable for the 21st Century Hardcover – February 9, 2004
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About the Author
Born in small-town Ontario, Kathleen A. Tucker published her first book at the age of six with the help of her elementary school librarian and a box of crayons. She is a voracious reader and the furthest thing from a genre-snob, loving everything from High Fantasy to Chick Lit. Kathleen currently resides in a quaint small town outside of Toronto with her husband, two beautiful girls, and an exhausting brood of four-legged creatures.
Top Customer Reviews
The book spends the first 98% of its content trying to be funny but illustrating nothing about mistakes that businesses make. The mistakes that this particular business makes have no correlation whatsoever with real businesses. The only thing that we can say for certain about this business is that it is run by inept managers and populated by inept workers. It just spends too much time trying to be cute, and never really incorporates real-life business issues or makes a point about what the business should be doing differently.
I found this story an ugly, cynical message masquerading as light-hearted business advice. In order to like this one, you'll either need to refrain from analyzing the themes or you'll *really* need to enjoy animal puns.
Later, I was serious about management, business, operation, etc. I didn't have knowledge about these. I though I studied about the process of running Goode Farm with other animals. I can apply to use it for managing in my life.
I will say about the plot of this story. I think it was a very good plot.
The authors brought many kinds of animals, which have their own styles and different charateristics, to present and run this story very well.
They can write the talking scene between animal and human smoothly, but some scenes didn't tell any ideas that wasn't important to know.
Finally, I will say the book is very interesting concept. It can draw me to follow. I 'd like to know the next thing that will be happen.
It is for people who want to learn about the basic of business with smile.
I read the reviews of this book, and thought - it can't be that bad - but, they were right - this was pretty weak. I do not give out many 1 star reviews, but this book actually deserves it. If anything this book is mildly entertaining, but could have been half as long. Better luck next time....
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I read this book over two months ago. There are still times when I am driving and recall a character and scene and start to laugh. Read morePublished on April 20, 2004 by Curt Coffman