Cube Farm by Bill Blunden

By Bill Blunden

Truth is frequently stranger than fiction, specially by way of the office. In Cube Farm, author Bill Blunden recounts his 3 years in Minnesota acting learn and improvement for Lawson software program. Riddled with intrigue, duplicity and collusion, this tale deals a trench-level view of an organization within the throes of inner competition, and struggling with a string of failed tasks.

If you've ever suffered by the hands of an incompetent supervisor, or toiled in a dysfunctional setting, then this hilarious account will attract you. Cube Farm provides "lessons discovered" sections on the finish of every bankruptcy, which delve into the fundamentals of company self defense.

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In other words, he web-enabled Lawson's business software. " The creation of the Web Group had a divisive effect. Traditionally, the user interface to Lawson's product had been maintained and developed by people in R&D. Napoleon Lawson essentially went outside of established channels to Chopter 3 First Impressions develop his web dient, and this made a number of people in R&D upset. A neighboring general was subsuming a signiflcant part of the R&D fiefdom. It was bad enough that there had been an ongoing internal struggle within R&D over who got to build the next user interface.

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