Sins And CEOs

A high-profiled consultant and venture capitalist, Richard A. Moran works with hundreds of the top executives who run corporate America. As he knows from experience, most of them aren’t heartless egomaniacs like “Chainsaw” Al Dunlap or crooks like Kenneth Lay, Bernard Ebbers, and John Rigas. “CEOs are not bad people,” Moran stresses, acknowledging the challenges of making the right decisions in a highly complicated world under pressure to please everyone from Wall Street analysts to their board members, employees, suppliers, and customers to their own families. “Sometimes they just don’t understand that their thoughtless, inelegant, or sinful actions may have drastic implications for everyone around them.”

In his new book, Sins and CEOs: Lessons from Leaders and Losers, That Will Change Your Career, by Richard A. Moran with a Foreword by John Hofmeister, points out the peccadilloes that pervade the workplace and wreak havoc. Through the telling of true stories (but keeping company and CEO names private to protect individuals, share prices, and his future employment), he addresses nine common offenses, including sins of omission, which are easier to hide and justify, as well as the most egregious intentional sins. While indicting business leaders, Moran makes clear that we are all CEOs—that is, everyone is in charge of something, whether it’s a department, project team, volunteer committee, or family unit—and we are all guilty.

Nuts Bolts & Jolts

The bestselling bullet point king is back with his most comprehensive guide, Nuts, Bolts, and Jolts: Fundamental Business and Life Lessons You Must Know. Imparting more than just humorous observations, Nuts, Bolts, and Jolts offers prescriptions for the common workplace ills.
These insights are the true “nuts and bolts” of business fundamentals, yet you won’t find this bullet-proof advice in any MBA program or employee handbook. Developed from years of observations (and countless awkward moments), Nuts, Bolts, and Jolts delivers over 2,000 bullets of dead-on advice ranging from how to always stay productive to knowing what food not eat before an important meeting.

Never Confuse A Memo With Reality

Never Confuse A Memo With Reality is the complete guide to functioning in a business environment. Moran’s lessons remind readers to understand thoroughly their business and maintain the proper perspective on work and life as well as to strive for excellence and cultivate humor and civility in their professional lives. This thoughtful compendium can help anyone function more effectively and confidently in a business environment.

Fear No Yellow Stickies

More business wisdom too simple not to know. From the management consultant known as the Garrison Keillor of the workplace and author of the bestselling Never Confuse a Memo with Reality, here is timeless, accessible, and humorous advice on how to take control of your career and maintain a balance between work and the rest of your life.

Beware Of Those Who Ask For Feedback

A sequel to the best-selling Never Confuse a Memo with Reality introduces a new collection of business maxims and tips that addresses such problems and issues as nepotism, business ethics, and overcoming past failures.

Cancel The Meetings, Keep The Donuts

A collection of simple and effective rules-of-thumb offers humorous insight into job security, business travel, managing, meetings, balancing work and home life, and other aspects of the corporate environment. An extremely practical collection of business maxims that provide humorous, insightful, and keen observations and advice for succeeding in the corporate world.