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Never Confuse a Memo With Reality: And Other Business Lessons Too Simple Not To Know
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Amazon.comRichard A. Moran has distilled the businessplace into a collection of 355 aphorisms that run the range from the often-overlooked ("Don't get drunk at the company holiday party") to the potentially career-saving ("When you get the entrepreneurial urge, go visit someone who's started a business--it may cure you"). He knows his stuff--he's the National Director of Organization Change Practice for Price Waterhouse and has been featured on CNN and NPR. This collection of wisdom nuggets is packed with chuckles and perfect for Dilbert-lovers.
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Richard A. Moran has distilled the businessplace into a collection of 355 aphorisms that run the range from the often-overlooked ("Don't get drunk at the company holiday party") to the potentially career-saving ("When you get the entrepreneurial urge, go visit someone who's started a business--it may cure you"). He knows his stuff--he's the National Director of Organization Change Practice for Price Waterhouse and has been featured on CNN and NPR. This collection of wisdom nuggets is packed with chuckles and perfect for Dilbert-lovers.

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About Richard

Richard A. Moran (born 1950) is a San Francisco-based venture capitalist, social scientist, best selling author and evangelist for organization effectiveness. He earned an A.B. at Rutgers College, (1972); M.S. at Indiana University (1975); and Ph.D. at Miami...

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Author's Publishing Notes

<strong>From the Publisher<br /></strong>Rules too simple not to know. <p>&quot;These are things I wish someone had told me early in my career,&quot; notes Richard A. Moran of his new book <strong>Never Confuse A Memo With Reality And Other Business Lessons Too Simple Not to Know</strong>. Moran, leader of organization change practice for Price Waterhouse, has worked with numerous companies, large and small, and he has compiled some basic rules of conduct which, he says, are &quot;too simple not to know&quot; - but which, in fact, people often don't know. <strong>Never Confuse A Memo With Reality</strong> is a straightforward, commonsensical guide to surviving in life and organizations in the 90s. </p><p>Moran's pithy advice covers the entire spectrum of business life and behavior, which arises out of four principle axioms: </p><p>Know Your Business </p><p>#1. Always know who your client or customer is - no matter what your job is. #77. Understand the core business and bond with it. Don't take a job at Nintendo if you hate video games. #211. Boil down your job far enough so that you can describe it to anyone easily. </p><p>Know How To Act </p><p>#13. Keep track of what you do - someone is sure to ask. #34. If you tell a racist joke, be prepared to be fired. #208. Manage the paradox of being 100% committed to what you are doing while keeping an eye open for other opportunities. </p><p>Know What's Important </p><p>#45. Treat your time as if someone is paying for it - someone is. #74. Worry more about implementation than strategy - it's harder to do. #169. Be the first to use technology...don't fight it. People talk about the Luddites, but they're history. </p><p>Know How To Manage Your Own Career </p><p>#87. Maintain a three-year rolling career plan. #114. If you're worried about your job, you probably should be. #239. Being in the right place at the right time is never an accident.</p>