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What Would Ben Stein Do?: Applying the Wisdom of a Modern-Day Prophet to Tackle the Challenges of Work and Life

What Would Ben Stein Do?: Applying the Wisdom of a Modern-Day Prophet to Tackle the Challenges of Work and Life

Ben Stein

ISBN: 978-1-118-17350-3

Sep 2011

195 pages

$14.99

Description

SO,WHAT WOULDN'T BEN STEIN DO?

There are so many terrible ideas to avoid. For instance, Ben Stein wouldn't marry someone who refused to work or was a diva or had a drug problem. Any of those choices would be really bad. He wouldn't spend his entire paycheck and leave his bank account empty. He wouldn't arrive late to an appointment. (Most definitely not!) He wouldn't drive an ugly car. He's fairly certain he wouldn't pierce any part of his face. He also wouldn't preserve tax cuts and expect money to trickle down from the sky. And he would never invite a drunken stranger into his home (again).

What Would Ben Stein Do? Read this book, and find out. His answers to your questions about life, work, money, relationships, and everything in between are all inside.

1. Marriage: A Big, Big Deal 1

2. Character Is Your Most Important Product, and Work Is a Life or Death Matter 5

3. Work = Character 9

4. Work Is Not the Same as Looking for Work 13

5. Personality, No Divas Wanted 19

6. Getting Along in Marriage Is Not Easy––It’s a Job 27

7. Tipping 41

8. Work Is a Gift from God 47

9. The Need to Save Money Is Life or Death 57

10. There Are Few Guarantees 61

11. Your Beloved Parents 67

12. Does Death Really Come as the End? Maybe Not 71

13. Friendship Is Golden 77

14. Don’t Be Late! 81

15. Do Not Cross Other People’s Borders without Being Invited In 87

16. I Am Just Like You, Only I Am Me 93

17. You Are Not at the Center of the Universe 99

18. The Next Indicated Action 103

19. You Are What You Drive 107

20. The Absolutely Fastest, Surest Way to Get Rich Quick 115

21. Silence Is Golden 121

22. Gratitude, Revisited 125

23. A Day to Remember 129

24. Save and Beware 135

25. Play It Safe 141

26. Be Nice 145

27. Thoughts on the Economic Morass and How to Get Out of It 149

28. Progress, Not Perfection 155

29. Education—To Read or Not to Read 159

30. The Good Side of Drugs 169

31. To the Tables Down at Mory’s 177

32. Tax Policy 187

33. Benjyrama 195

Index 201