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.