This compilation of further stories from the ›business class‹ looks at the self-servicing mentality of top management. At the enormous efforts made to take a real break, for once. At autistic decision-makers and their polar opposite – bosses who would genuinely like to be modern, but are constantly held back by their staff. At people’s willingness to feel sexually harassed. At managers sitting in the lotus position. And, time and again, at the infinitesimal gradations on the career scale and those seemingly trivial yet highly symbolic gestures that influence one’s chances of promotion or demotion upon it.
»Ideal reading for the stressed-out manager in a deckchair. Remove his or her laptop and prescribe an hour of ›Huber Takes a Break‹. As relaxing and effective as a glass of red wine in the evening.«Hamburger Abendblatt
»Life and survival in the wild world of the free market economy are characterised by envy, neurosis and narcissistic disorders; a veritable survival of the fittest, captured by Martin Suter with his charming-ironic perspective in a language whose succinctness is remarkable.«Neue Zürcher Zeitung
»Martin Suter’s commentaries on the world of management comprise a menagerie of everyday Western culture: caustic, competent, funny.«Literaturen