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Bingsop's Fables: Little Morals for Big Business Hardcover – April 26, 2011

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From the Back Cover

For more than twenty years, Stanley Bing has peerlessly explained corporate culture and strategy with wit and insight. Now he brings us this engaging and instructive book of white-collar fables that have charmed generations of businesspeople since Greece was glorious and Rome was grand, brilliant gems of wisdom flowing from the pen of the mysterious, legendary author known throughout the ancient corporate world by a single name: Bingsop.

Bingsop's Fables is animated by a cast of archetypal characters that are as iconic and representative of human nature as were the jackdaw, the dull, the snake, the hare, the lion, the horse, and all the rest of the birds and beasts that populated the stories of that other fabulist, Aesop. The Stupid Investor, the Miserable Misery Mogul, the Ill-Tempered PR Person, and the Potentially Generous CEO—each struts and frets his hour upon the stage and, in the end, presents us with a moral that rings so true it would hurt if we were not also laughing.

Festooned with provocative, witty illustrations by New Yorker artist Steve Brodner, this lean, muscular edition will equally be at home on the shelves of aspiring hedge fund managers hoping to kill their elders as on the credenzas of those beleaguered executives who hear the next generation coming up fast from behind. No business library should be considered complete without it.

About the Author

Stanley Bing is a columnist for Fortune magazine and the bestselling author of Crazy Bosses, What Would Machiavelli Do?, Throwing the Elephant, Sun Tzu Was a Sizzy, 100 Bullshit Jobs . . . And How to Get Them, and The Big Bing, as well as the novels Lloyd: What Happened and You Look Nice Today. By day he is an haute executive in a gigantic multinational corporation whose identity is one of the worst-kept secrets in business.

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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 240 pages
  • Publisher: HarperBusiness (April 26, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0061998524
  • ISBN-13: 978-0061998522
  • Product Dimensions: 5.5 x 0.8 x 7.1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 10.4 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 3.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,832,132 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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By J. Sawyer on July 1, 2011
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Anyone who has ever felt really frustrated at work - which is everyone - will find relief and joy in this book. I have lunch at my desk, and find the 2-3 page length of Bing's fables ideal for a brief respite. The hard part is not laughing so loud that people come over. Because who wants to see people at lunch when you could be reading this? Bing is a masterful writer and humorist. Buy it.

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I enjoy Bing's magazine articles. The fables in this tiny book are very short, often only a long paragraph. The lessons are generally cynical, rather than funny. It's a good coffee table book for guest to grab, read a fable, and put down. I don't recommend buying this book for something to sit down and enjoy for a long period of time.
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Bing's perspective is clever, even intriguing. Businesspeople love instructional tales, and fables have a useful moral packaged into each one. Thus, Bing brings readers these artifacts of ancient corporate culture that were discovered in the ruins of a long-gone Chapter 11 victim in the past. Reportedly the author had been beaten to death for mistakenly speaking too truthfully to a group of security analysts.

The fables cover outsourcing and hatchet-men, etc., but, just don't merit the time spent reading them.
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