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Jeff Blackwell is a retired financial professional who worked many fun filled hours for one of the world’s largest companies. He lives in Texas with his beautiful wife, Holly, and two crazed Chihuahuas, Rudolph and Valentino. He enjoys golf, playing cards, classic rock (duh), and hanging out with his friends. He does not hold an MBA degree.
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on Dec. 11, 2013 :
I'm pretty frugal. I mainly read books written before 1923, if you know what I mean. But I read the sample of this book out of curiosity, and I splurged and bought it! A young man starts his first job at a startup company owned by a mysterious entity only known as "The Shareholder." There are many character actors in the story, all of whom are delineated well even with a few lines of dialogue. Every MBA who gets hired at the company turns out to be less than desirable due to being a moron, bastard, or a--hole. (The moron MBA was my favorite character.) I was happily surprised when reading the sample to find that it's a feel-good book with lots of humor. Not meanspirited in the least. The snappy dialogue is like a "Thin Man" movie only with more four-letter words. All of the chapters are the names of old rock tunes; my only criticism of the book is that he didn't use "Temptation Eyes" as a chapter heading (love that song.) Anyway, this is a very well-written and funny book; highly recommended.
(reviewed within a month of purchase)