FUN IS GOOD: How to Create Joy & Passion in Your Workplace & Career

Mike Veeck, Author, Pete Williams, Author . Rodale $23.95 (240p) ISBN 978-1-59486-152-9

If Veeck is right, most employees in the American workplace lead lives of quiet desperation, working in mind-numbing, joyless jobs alongside uninspiring bosses and boring co-workers. In this sometimes amusing, but often repetitive, self-help guide, Veeck, part owner of six minor league baseball teams, offers his own program for making the workplace fun with a cheerleader's enthusiasm and a baseball coach's motivational gumption. Veeck advocates a host of familiar tactics, including embracing failure, laughing at adversity, never losing childhood curiosity, being less self-centered and more other-centered, knowing that money can have little relationship to enjoying life. Veeck includes vignettes of workers who have incorporated his tenets successfully into their companies, and he provides helpful summaries of the method's principles at the end of each chapter. Veeck's program will likely be most effective in service-oriented businesses where the joy of work diminishes in the struggles with disgruntled customers and demanding bosses. (Apr. 23)

Reviewed on: 03/14/2005
Release date: 04/01/2005
Show other formats
FORMATS
Compact Disc - 978-1-59659-046-5
Paperback - 240 pages - 978-1-59486-521-3
Paperback - 290 pages - 978-1-59932-334-3
X
Stay ahead with
Tip Sheet!
Free newsletter: the hottest new books, features and more
X
Only $18.95/month for Digital Access
or $20.95 for Print+Digital Access!
X
Only $18.95/month for Digital Access
or $20.95 for Print+Digital Access!
X
Email Address

Password

Log In Lost Password

PW has integrated its print and digital subscriptions, offering exciting new benefits to subscribers, who are now entitled to both the print edition and the digital editions of PW (online or via our app). For instructions on how to set up your accout for digital access, click here. For more information, click here.

The part of the site you are trying to access is now available to subscribers only. Subscribers: to set up your digital subscription with the new system (if you have not done so already), click here. To subscribe, click here.

Email pw@pubservice.com with questions.

Not Registered? Click here.