E-mails from the Edge by Lynne EverattE-mails from the Edge by Lynne Everatt

E-mails from the Edge

byLynne Everatt

Paperback | May 22, 2006

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Told through a series of increasingly frantic e-mails to her mentor, E-Mails from the Edge traces the circuitous career of Constance Beaman, MBA, a middling middle manager at a mega-multinational corporation.Constance works in a world she never encountered in business school: the real world. She is bounced among a kaleidoscopic assortment of bosses, squeezed through the merger ringer, shaken by excruciating exercises in team building, and forced to exude passion against her will.Constance remains committed to a life of urgent deliverables, key learnings, and continuous self-improvement until she discovers that the daily grind can have deadly consequences. Her mindset forever impacted, Constance veers off her career path and into a series of outrageous acts that mock the corporation's will to power and celebrate a passion that refuses to be compromised.
Lynne Everatt writes a monthly column for the Globe and Mail called "E-Mails from the Edge" which delights readers with its hilarious and insightful take on corporate life. She worked for fifteen years in the middle management ranks of finance, marketing, and market research, and is fascinated by the ways in which corporations are like...
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Title:E-mails from the EdgeFormat:PaperbackDimensions:224 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.68 inPublished:May 22, 2006Publisher:Insomniac PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1897178204

ISBN - 13:9781897178201

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Nothing like it I purchased the book a while ago with plans to read it while on vacation. What a great read while sitting on the beach, I found it hilarious, animated, creative and but most of all, a book most women in the corporate world can relate to. Lynne has captured everything we (women) would have loved to say and do but didn't have the guts to do so.. Lynne......can't wait to read your next piece of work!
Date published: 2006-09-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from You're going to laugh out loud! Lynne Everatt has captured the absurdity of the corporate world in these very witty and engaging series of emails. Anyone who has spent time in a large corporation will howl at how similar the stories are to their own experiences. Although they may seem extreme, the situations Constance finds herself in are not too far from reality. This book will be enjoyed by anyone who has worked for a large company and should definitely be read by those considering it. If you read it at work make sure to shut your door as you'll be laughing alot.
Date published: 2006-06-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A Great Book A great book! I picked it up based upon a friend’s recommendation. I was initially skeptical because I don’t usually read business related literature. However, the author had me hooked by the first few pages. I really enjoyed her dry sense of humour, and the way in which she portrayed the absurdity that can occur in the workplace. I would highly recommend this book and I look forward to the author’s next work.
Date published: 2006-06-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from witty edgy and a good read emails chronicles the absurdities of corporate life with all its 'urgent deliverables' and 'meaningful meetings'..in a fun, witty lighthearted way. Constance Beaman, MBA, is me when I first started working-..couldn't put it down..way to go girl.
Date published: 2006-05-29