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- Print Length: 378 pages
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- Publisher: Zaphod (March 29, 2020)
- Publication Date: March 29, 2020
- Sold by: Amazon.com Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B083SVYX8Z
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- Lending: Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #125,056 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
Business as Unusual: A Silly Novel about Serious Business Kindle Edition
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Poking fun at near ‘sacred institutions’ such as the omnipresent Hi-Tech influence that appears to be shaping our world – our lives, our communication, our intimacy, our finances, our politics and on and on – is a daring major ‘Tweet’ (to carry the imprint even further!). Comedy, the finest form of the art, is at its best when based on fact – and that is precisely what Omri Gilat has mirrored in this wonderful parody.
Accompanying his novel with fun cartoon images (such as the ‘self portrait” of the main character Shuki on the opening page) and keeping the dialogue light and very contemporary allows the reader to experience the tale as if first hand. A quick taste – “You are unstoppable…if you only believe in yourself, you will easily fulfill all your dreams…you are a superhero just waiting to break out…today is the first day of your great change” The announcer’s pleasant voice was speaking out of the alarm clock app. Shuki Levi opened his eyes and thought to himself how he had made the right decision to replace the default alarm tone with quotations from the best book he had ever read in his life (which he had recently begun to read again, for the sixth time, and had even ordered the five sequels) – The Ultimate Guide to Success in Hi-Tech and Life in General by Joseph Adams, or as Shuki liked to call it himself – The Guide to Success in Life, or, if time was short, just The Guide…’
Shuki has become an ally to the reader, and his story follows as condensed by the author – ‘ When Shuki, a young software tester, realizes his career has reached a dead end at the company he works for, he decides to resign and venture out on a business of his own. Shuki is joined by a new CEO with a very problematic background in the industry. Together they set off on a challenging journey, hoping to hit it big and become millionaires. The idea behind this new start-up is mind-blowing, but its execution turns out to be technically unfeasible. Nothing, however, keeps them from coming out with bombastic announcements, which will need to stand up to the scrutiny of the entire world. Will they achieve glory and amass huge fortunes, or will the bubble burst in their faces?’
Making satire so real we can experience it is a gift – and Omri has mastered that rara avis in his first book. At once hilarious and thought provoking, THE BUMBLING BUYOUT allows us to see the Hi-Tech world from a new stance, and entertains us roundly while learning! Recommended. Grady Harp, January 20
I voluntarily reviewed a complimentary copy of this book
I enjoyed the story, character development, and dialogue. There were plenty of interesting twists and turns that I didn’t see coming and that added to the book’s mystique. When I stopped reading to work, I found myself wondering what happened in the book, and replaying parts of the novel in my head to see if I could figure more out. It has been a while since I enjoyed a book this much. It’s a well-written story with perfect pacing.
The Bumbling Buyout flows from scene to scene with ease, and the author shows exceptional ability when it comes to storytelling. It’s one of those books that come along occasionally that makes you want to read it non-stop until you get to the end. I’m giving nothing further away here. And this, I hope, will only add to the mystery and enjoyment for the reader!
A highly recommended read and a well-deserved five stars from me. Looking forward to reading more from Omri Gilat in the future.
If you are an entrepreneur who dreams of doing it,
If you're jealous of your startup friends,
You must read this book.
But if you're none of those, like me, you should read the book so you know what you're missing.
Funny, surprising and intriguing book - I hope the writer is already writing the sequel
A glimpse into the life of the hi-tech obsession. The dreams of becoming rich overnight....let’s pinch this bubble!
Omri in a beautiful way leading us in his story to experience and reflect the hi-tech reality, which concerns millions of people around the world.
I loved the book! Highly recommend!