Here is Stanley Bing at his best giving you the ying and the yang of the business world. If
What Would Machiavelli Do? was the meanest business book in recent history,
Throwing the Elephant provides the yang to that yin.
Throwing the Elephant: Zen and the Art of Managing Up artfully, clearly, and concisely provides a thorough grounding in the Zen Buddhist attitude you will need in order to move forward and control the people you work for. This book guarantees personal enlightenment while providing literally dozens of helpful, specific exercises and solutions to the most common problems of professional life.
"In a spoof of just about every career advice and management-by-metaphor book ever created, Bing delivers a Zen-like guide to managing your boss. The premise? Here's what Buddha would tell you if he were your personal career coach." (
"A clever book on how to manage elephants, a.k.a. bosses....Witty and thought-provoking...imaginative and unique." ( Library Journal)
"This is essential reading for anyone who hates his or her boss and the corporate structure in general." ( Booklist)
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