Humour Business Books

Sponsored by the Mob: An Improbable Dream A Ruthless Mobster An Opportunity You Can't Refuse

The Godfather becomes a multilevel marketing distributor.

And while most MLM entrepreneurs abandon their dream after the forth or fifth prospect tells them to take a hike, Don Vespucci demonstrates that a guy really can succeed in this business.

One simply needs to be known as a serious man to be treated with respect. And that he is.

Before federal authorities or the other New York crime families know what's going on, the Vespucci gang is getting filthy rich moving truckloads of vitamins, cosmetics, and weight loss shakes.

But their biggest seller is Low Suds Detergent 25--LSD25 for short. And that acronym incites even more confusion amongst gangsters, news reporters, and law enforcement.

Before the story reaches its exciting climax at the Annual Corporate Awards Convention in Hawaii, multiple government agencies, U.S. Senators, and even a sitting United States president have gotten mixed up in a nefarious enterprise that intertwines drugs, prostitution, and cleaning products.

The final shootout at the convention takes a twist that forever changes the American entrepreneurial landscape.

This darkly humorous romp through two misunderstood enterprises may be just what you need to get your own business underway--whether it is one of those misunderstood home-based dreams, or some other undertaking for which success or failure hinges upon your persistence, your persuasiveness, and your reputation.

Work Wife Balance

'This is well-written, very funny and I raced through it, occasionally squealing in horror at the antics of Kate's colleagues. It's also a joy to read about a strong woman with a big job and fiery opinions, a nice antidote to the sugary sweet sort of chick lit.' DAILY MAIL. Kate King is furiously flailing to keep afloat. As her team bicker, finger-point and cheat their way through rumours of sackings and site closures, her ill-tempered husband is becoming increasingly embittered and secretive. Kate knows she must address his petulant question: "Surely there's more to life than this?" but all her energies are required to dodge the corporate bullets constantly fired in her direction. Under pressure from an attractive, younger colleague, Kate is also concerned by her sudden invisibility to the opposite sex and the alarming appearance of back fat. Disturbingly, beige knitwear has started to call to her from the shelves of M&S. Growing more and more suspicious of her husband's activities, pressure builds on Kate both at work and at home until her turbulent year reaches its climactic end. Can she continue to balance precariously between work and marriage, or is one end of the scales going to hit the ground with a resounding thud?

Human Resources For The Heart, The Soul, and The FunnyBone

Human Resources for the Heart, the Soul, and the FunnyBone is a compilation of real life staffing stories written by HR Professional, Mark Boyer. They were designed to inspire, to motivate and to enlighten professionals in the HR and Staffing industry, as well as those with aspirations to join their ranks. I dedicate these experiences to my peers out there who sometimes need to take a breath, sit back count to ten, and yes, maybe even pick up a book once in a while to remind us exactly why it is we do, what we do. This book is for you.

Foggy's Blog

A Very Foggy Christmas

I am Morten Astley Fogarty - insurance complaint handler, part-time barista and all-round entertainer. My career at the Perypils call centre has really taken off since my colleagues all voted for me to leave the team and transfer to complaints; I was chuffed to bits at being chosen! I love helping our customers resolve their concerns and as I've only received three death threats so far, I'm clearly doing something right. On Sundays, I work with an extremely talented Chef, Joe, who trained under the calming influence of Gordon Ramsay. Joe's party-trick is to hurl his bread knife through the kitchen hatch towards my head. He always deliberately misses, of course; we do have such fun! My girlfriend, Myra, is a wonderful actress and our director has tried her in lots of different positions. I know Myra is desperate to secure a leading part in our Christmas production, The Wizard of Oz and she has been scouring eBay for ruby slippers, size 9. Let's hope she can continue to satisfy the director!