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By Barry J. Gibbons

Prepare. you're approximately to blast off into outer area. vacation spot: Planet enterprise. company is a planet of its personal. an international of alien beings and irrational forces by no means ahead of so insightfully or brutally chronicled as in Barry Gibbons? new e-book Chronicles from the Planet enterprise. during this e-book, Gibbons takes you on a dizzying trip during the global of industrial. alongside the way in which, you are going to catch up with Czar Nicholas and his doomed relations, WWII flying aces, Margaret Thatcher, Saddam Hussein, Monty Python, invoice Gates, mom Theresa, Sam Walton, Michael Jordan etc. additionally, you will examine the genuine fact concerning the computer virus, Zippergate, George W. Bush?s lacking years in Lubbock, TX., widespread flyer miles, the ecu, the foreign Olympic Committee, courting and extra.

No one is healthier ideal and extra capable of poke enjoyable on the international of commercial than Barry Gibbons, the previous CEO of Burger King and enlightened capitalist. This booklet proves as soon as and for all that company is silly ? how else to give an explanation for Arch Deluxe, downsizing, the european, Al Dunlap, New Coke, Motorola and get dressed down Fridays.

What readers need to say approximately Barry Gibbons:

"This man writes with the wit and knowledge of Tom Peters and the hysterical observations and honesty of Dave Berry." A Reader from Portland, Oregon

"Barry Gibbons isn't ?irreverent? he?s useless on!" A. Kris Bell, enterprise Consult.com

"The humor bites with universal sense?" D. Noonan, San Francisco, California

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This whole, short, alien process will bring astonishing results. Trust me. I have strayed from the subject of sainthood. I want you to know that I have decided to veto the proposal that Prince Charles should get one. I simply can't just hand one to a man who has a full Page 16 six-pack, but clearly lacks the plastic thing to hold it together. I know he looks very worthy, particularly when he wears his kilt, but I fear there may be character defects above and beyond those normally associated with his lineage.

In three days I manage to do all my scenes for my new film (The Full Monty: The Sequel) and attend a celebrity party launching Elton John's new record tribute to the baby-shaking young lady who is some distance from being the toast of Boston. It's called Goodbye English Nanny. I also close my country house down for the winter. It will not be open to the public again until early April Page 32 next year, unless, of course, another member of the royal family dies, in which case I will open the east wing, so that crowds can sign the condolence register for a small, dignified, fee.

Whoa, guys! Pass the sick bag! As a massive user of airline and airport services, let me bring you in on a little secret: you suck. You have massive repeat usage by customers, but that does not come through loyalty or respect. It comes because you are the only act in town (now known as the America Online syndrome). The airline industry is now the labor pain in the birth process of reaching a destination Unlike the Orient Express or a sea cruise liner, nobody goes anywhere to actually fly; it is a means to an end.

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