Book Review: The Company

If you ever worked for or with a big company, you’ll find this book Company hilarious.  Things like these will actually make you laugh:

  • Endless voicemail forwards: "This is Greg Smith, Gretchen, can you please forward this to my staff.  <beep> This is Mike Jones, Mary, can you please forward this to my direct reports. <beep> This is …"
  • Nobody really knows what the company does or wants to have to explain it to someone else.
  • All your "customers" are internal customers.  (I remember a big campaign … nobody was allowed to call a company team a customer even though we made tools for other teams.)

Company is a funny book and a fast read.  Good entertainment.