Kudos to my former boss and friend Douglas Glaeser on his new book, “A Lifetime Working with Idiots & How to Survive”. It’s full of insights, useful wisdom and humor about the working world and realities about the types of people we encounter in it. It’s a fun read, and whether you’re a 30-year veteran or just starting out, there is something you can relate to. Check it out. – Tom Z.
I finished your book. I found it to be so informative. Everyone in the work force, or that knows anyone in the corporate world should definitely consider giving them a copy. You just about covered every situation one can endure with very good advice. A Lifetime Working With Idiots & How To Survive, was written in such easy to read format and gets a 5 star rating from me. Even if one is not in the workforce, we stumble upon these personalities everyday. Thanks for such a good book. – Josie
In a clear and straightforward manner, author Douglas Glaeser gives us a roadmap, with a generous slice of humor, that will help us all navigate the complicated personalities we encounter everyday that impede our success. It will take you years of unpleasant experiences to gain the insight this book will give you in a few hours of enjoyable reading! – Tom F.
I was very impressed with your writing on many different levels. The book wasn’t quite what I expected. I thought it would be about your work experiences with a lot of funny stories and anecdotes. While the book does have many funny stories, its more. It also has a lot of serious, practical educational tips about the do(s) and don’t(s) regarding corporate careers, especially for the serious minded individual who intends to climb the corporate ladder and become successful.
This should be required reading for college kids. Now that I’ve finished reading, I intend on having my kids read your book. My daughter is an assistant buyer at a major Department Store in the city, after working at Macy’s the previous 5 years after college. She is a go-getter. My son recently left a State University working in football recruiting, and now works for USA Football in the marketing department. He is looking to move upward somewhere. Both can use some guidance. This book can provide that and more.
I was surprised at all the jobs and vocations you have had experiences in. I knew the Army stories, but not a lot about the others area of your life. The insights into your childhood and family life can show people the way life should be; family, teamwork, dedication, morals, and love. Things that are so lacking certainly in this country today.
In reading the book I can feel all the years of deep thinking and analyzing that it took to reach your conclusions. It takes perseverance to make things work and be successful. You have succeeded in that regard. I am truly proud to have you as a lifelong friend. – Jim