Thursday, August 27, 2009

Review: There's More to Life Than the Corner Office by Lamar Smith and Tammy Kling

A business parable that strikes the balance between personal fulfillment and career success

Many people equate prosperity solely with financial wealth and business success. However, total life prosperity involves success in all areas of life, not just one. There’s More to Life Than the Corner Office shows readers how to find intellectual, emotional, spiritual, and financial balance in their lives.

Written as a business parable, the book recounts the story of a young, rising executive and his mentor, a wise CEO who teaches him the true meaning of success. Filled with insights and advice, There’s More to Life Than the Corner Office will motivate readers to make important changes that transform their lives in order to find joy, purpose, and lasting significance.

Received from the publicist for review.

The type of person who really needs this sort of book probably would have an assistant read and summarize it for him and completely miss the point of it entirely.

I found Patrick to be a complete ass and, unfortunately, was reminded of many people just like him that I have worked with and for. Al was actually annoying as well - he was the stereotypical CEO. I also found it disturbing that all the subordinates (waitresses, assistants, etc.), with the exception of the waiter at "the club", were women.

This one gets seven stars for the quality of the message presented. It was very readable and was reminiscent of Who Moved My Cheese and The One Minute Manager. I'd certainly recommend it to anyone who enjoys business books, or Spencer Johnson or Ken Blanchard's work.

Rating: ★★★★★★★☆☆☆


Kristen howe said...

Sounds like a tough read. Good to revisit your blog again Beth. I rarely read nonfiction books.

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