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Sack The CEO

by Jeetendra Jain

Sack The CEO is humorous edutainment at its best.... or should one say at its sharpest? Jeetendra Jain makes his debut in the world of corporate fiction with an accurate portrayal of the many ills that plague the contemporary corporate world. The numerous ailments that run the corridors of corporations and companies could besiege organizations anywhere.

This is really a good book for employees and it tells the story of Twist in the Tale Ltd (TITL), a company-manufacturing mouses for computers. TITL has some smart people on the rolls - one of them thought up the line 'We make mouses for the rat race!' But TITL's story is essentially built around the lives of the 'Good Trio' of Smallfry, Fastrack and Takeiteasy. These are generic names.

Smallfry is a hardworking employee, not high in the corporate ladder but with strong ethics. He is usually clued up about developments at the office. Fastrack, an MBA, is a 'potential leader' at TITL. He is good at strategy, but lacks diplomatic skills. Takeiteasy is a diligent worker but lacks ambition.

From the sidelines they watch Topgun the CEO driving the company to ruin. Topgun cuts short Short-circuit's laboured vendor evaluation for a purchase - a new vendor gets the contract by giving Topgun and his cronies a free trip to Paris; they see how Promo-shun is pipped at the post by Nefew, who is promoted in his place and is, incidentally, related to Topgun.

Slowly, the 'Good Trio' decide it's time to take charge. Smallfry identifies different categories of CEOs and the disease afflicting them. Crony Capone, for instance, suffers from corporate diabetes and is addicted to his sidekicks. But all the time, the company is getting weakened till it finally collapses. Parish Priest has a heart problem because he has far too many things dear to his heart - he only likes people from his state, he only likes those who like his kind of food and he wants to speak in his own tongue. Survival means keeping all this is mind. But the company is slowly dying because the priorities are on a different plane. There are others too like Talk-the-Talk, a corporate schizophrenic who promises one thing and does quite another and Volte-Face, suffering from corporate alzheimer's disease, who keeps taking U-turns.



Armed with his diagnosis, Smallfry decides it is time to go for the big one - he wants to sack the CEO. How? If the CEO swears by astrology, just mess up everything he is superstitious about; if he is corrupt, use technology to build evidence against him - tap his calls, read his email. You could even find him a new job. But make sure it is with the competitors - and your gain will be their loss.

The proposed treatment is innovative and potent. If you are an employee in an organization this book is definitely worth looking at. And, if you are the CEO, this is a MUST read. You won't put it down till its thrilling end. And it will set you thinking.

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