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Where Do All the Paperclips Go?: ...and 127 other Business and Career Conundrums

ISBN: 978-1-84112-801-6
216 pages
November 2007, Capstone
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At last, a book about business that you'll actually want to read. Ever wondered how easy it is to fiddle your expenses, why you feel curiously ill at ease without your BlackBerry, or what the Japanese word 'Karoshi' means? Now you can find out. Forget endlessly surfing the web or wading through magazines. A few minutes with this book will save you an entire lunchtime looking for the answers to life's curious work-related conundrums. Where Do all The Paperclips Go? answers that and 127 other all-important questions. It has no graphs, matrices, formulas, dashboards or very long words to confuse you. Just instantly readable, memorable insights that will keep you coming back for more. And if you're too busy even to open the book, you'll be happy to learn that 'Karoshi' means 'death by overworking'.
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Table of Contents

Acknowledgements vi

Introduction vii

Section 1: Learning the ropes 1

Section 2: Getting the job done 25

Section 3: Working with others 53

Section 4: Climbing the ladder 79

Section 5: Rags to riches 101

Section 6: Happiness and health 123

Section 7: Department of miscellany 145

Section 8: Breaking free 177

Index 203

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Author Information

Marc Woods is a five time Paralympian. He has won 12 Paralympic medals as well as 21 other medals from world and European championships.  He was a member of the British Olympic Athletes Commission and a founding member of the British Athletes Council.
He works extensively with individuals, teams and global businesses, encouraging them to develop best practise within their given areas of interest. Approximately 25,000 people each year watch him deliver his motivational presentations.

Steve Coomber writes for the Times, CEO Journal, The Edge, Finance Director Europe, European CEO, World Finance and a variety of other publications.
He is author of Branding, and co-author of Bottled for Business The Less Gassy Guide To Entrepreneurship, Architects of the Business Revolution, The Career Adventurer's Fieldbook. He has worked on many other business books including The Complete CEO, The FT Guide to Business Travel, The Management Century, The Ultimate Book of Business Brands, The FT Handbook of Management, Business: The Ultimate Resource etc.

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"There's advice on everything from how to make the most effective speeches to beating the office bully..."  (Real World Magazine, November 2007)

"...a fun and inexpensive book...when I finished I was left wishing for more."  (News Letter, Northern Ireland, Tuesday 15th January 2008)

"...a useful business guide to help new starters and their managers get to grips with the basics" (Securities & Investment Review, February 2008)

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