26 September 2008 ~ 0 Comments

(Book) Who Moved My Blackberry? by Lucy Kellaway


OMG. This was freaking hilarious! Middle management at it’s best. I keep walking along saying “I need to creovate!” and snickering to myself. I keep waiting for someone to wonder if I’m slowly losing it. Martin. Dear Dear Dear Martin. You, my dear, are the reason I no longer work in a corporate setting anymore.

Seriously, people. If you’ve ever worked in an office with more than 10 people, read this. It’s got it all, made up words, “rah rah” rallies, insane leaders, overpaid hot air blowers, buck passing… oh, it’s just all too juicy!


Martin Lukes is a superstar at the office and at home—just ask him. Blessed with an ego the size of Mount Everest and virtually no sense of self, he blusters through life with cheerful obliviousness. Who Moved My BlackBerry™? is the uproarious e-epistolary story of one spectacularly bad year in his life, during which Martin hires an executive coach to help him achieve “22.5 percent better than my bestest,” only to inadvertently insult his new boss, watch his wife get a job that threatens to eclipse his own, and allow his BlackBerry™—complete with racy e-mails to his secretary/lover—to fall into the hands of his juvenile delinquent son. This novel is set in an office so dysfunctional, it’s bound to strike a chord with any nine-to-fiver. Comic schadenfreude at its best!

Lucy Kellaway is a regular columnist at the Financial Times of London. She created the character Martin Lukes in that column, the Financial Times’ most popular.

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