From trainees to CXOs - the only career guide you will ever need Do you think you're a hardworking professional who has a lot to offer? Are your ideas brighter than everyone else's in your team? Did you deserve a standing ovation after your last performance appraisal? Even if the answer to these questions is a resounding yes, do you still find yourself trailing behind corporate losers - the devil boss who takes all the credit; the slimy politician who stole your promotion; the sweet-talking weasel whom everyone seems to love? Job Be Damned is the kick in the backside that you so desperately need. This book recognizes that you are an average employee and ensures that, by the time you're done reading it, you'll be the best average employee there can be. You will gain a unique perspective to help navigate every tricky workplace situation-and unmatched bullshit-doling and handling capabilities to wing it through your spectacularly unexciting job. After all, isn't that what corporate success is all about?
Rishi Piparaiya spent over fifteen years as a flunky, middle manager and senior executive in multinational corporations. He ran international strategy projects out of Citigroup's New York headquarters, built risk management models for Banco Santander in Spain, launched innovative products and services for Citi India, and led a national sales force and award-winning marketing team for Aviva. He did make concerted efforts to scuttle his career by regularly sending satirical memos at work and boycotting all meetings that started before 10 a.m. But he still stumbled up the corporate ladder, with designations such as AVP, VP, SVP and CXO before realizing that there must be more to life than accumulating letters of the alphabet. So he safely evacuated from his C-suite office to a journey where he does what he likes, whether mentoring entrepreneurs in makeshift offices or envisioning future books on blank pages. A dusty briefcase in his Mumbai home holds certificates from Cornell University, the University of Rochester, the University of Cambridge and the Cathedral & John Connon School. His first book Aisle Be Damned is a national bestseller.