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Description - Zenobia. The Curious Book of Business by Matthew Emmens

Zenobia a former industry giant that is bedeviled by paralyzing hierarchies, grossly inadequate communications, and distrust--is a broken place. Zenobia is a fortress doomed to collapse upon itself. Enter Moira, who has responded to a help wanted ad and seeks to find a given office, Room 133A. As she moves through the Zenobian maze, Moira makes some surprising discoveries about the power of teamwork, the role of the imagination, and the qualities that define true leaders. Her story is complemented and deepened by the story of a long-time Zenobia employee named Gallagher, the man who issued the help wanted ad and who watches, and comments, as Moira makes her way to the ever-elusive Room 133A. This unusual book will move readers to take a fresh and fearless look at their own organizations and imagine what they could be, always keeping in mind that, as the want ad Moira answers puts it, "creative persistence a prerequisite."

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781576754788
ISBN-10: 1576754782
Format: Hardback
(88mm x 57mm x 9mm)
Pages: 144
Imprint: Berrett-Koehler
Publisher: Berrett-Koehler
Publish Date: 1-Jan-2008
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Matthew Emmens

Matthew Emmens began his career in international pharmaceuticals with Merck & Co, Inc. in 1974. There he held a wide range of sales, marketing, and administrative positions before volunteering in 1992 to help establish Astra Merck, the joint venture between Merck and Astra AB of Sweden. Emmens is also a leader who is recognized for his ability to mentor younger workers, as is attested to by his being named, in 2006, the Honorable Mentor by the HBA. He lives in Philadelphia, PA. Beth Kephart is the award-winning author of five books and a partner in Fusion Communications, a company that collaborates with leading U.S. companies on the creation of special publications. Her work has appeared in the New York Times, Washington Post, Chicago Tribune, Wall Street Journal Europe,, and elsewhere. Her essays are frequently anthologised; she has served as a juror on a number of national book prize committees; and she has conducted numerous writing workshops.