Personal efficiency in business by Edward Earle PurintonPersonal efficiency in business by Edward Earle Purinton

Personal efficiency in business

byEdward Earle Purinton

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1919. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER VIII DISORDER VS. RED TAPE ACLOSE inspection of a thousand American offices reveals an astonishing fact. Most of them are not American at all, but either German or Russian. And, more alarming still, the managers and owners are unconscious of the fact. The gentlemen who operate these offices are nominal Americans. They would be highly insulted if you called them anything else, particularly if you called them German or Russian. But psychologists know that a fellow is never so angry as when you call him what he really is; hence the fact of a man's being insulted over what you call him proves the designation correct. We judge that in every thousand offices of the United States about two hundred are American, three hundred are German, five hundred are Russian. A man's race is determined not by the country where he lives, but by the state of mind in which he dwells and the material surroundings that reflect the state of mind. You don't have to live in Germany to be a German, or in Russia to be a Russian. A man may live in America and still be in his mental and moral nature anything from a Chinese to an Arab. I myself have seen American Chinamen, also American Arabs. Germany stands for red tape. Russia stands for disorder. America stands for the union of system and freedom, of humanity and science, of modern method and eternal principle, of moral service and material reward, of bold individuality and firm authority, of close economy and open generosity, of keen work and care-free play; in short, of all the extremes that are extremely good when harmonized with their opposites, but extremely bad when allowed to run loose and run away with themselves. Germany stands for a blind, slavish, cruel, criminal subordination to a rule of thumb;--and the man or the ...
Title:Personal efficiency in businessFormat:PaperbackDimensions:64 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.13 inPublished:February 2, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0217530877

ISBN - 13:9780217530873