Apr 262011

Faking Smart!: Get Hired, Get Promoted and Become a V.P. in Six Short Weeks – Guaranteed! by Karl Wolfbrooks Ager and Martin Fossum
Rating: 4/5
Source: Review copy from author
Links: Amazon, Goodreads, Book website

Faking Smart is a program that will not only get you a job, but also get you promoted to Vice President, and all within six weeks.

This was a hilariously sarcastic and over-the-top read. It read like a skit from Saturday Night Live or The Colbert Report. It definitely made me laugh and see the humour in moving through the corporate world. I can see this book appealing to everyone from teenagers who see exectuive positions as unattainable until the distant the future, to executives who will say they wish it had been this easy to get to where they are now.

This was a very timely read for me. I lost my job at the end of March, and am currently looking for work. This was just the book I need to read as a pick-me-up during the depressing act of job searching. While I don’t see myself actually performing the program as written, it makes for a very uplifting read.

Along a different line, this is the first book I have ever had signed by the author. Not only did he include a handwritten letter with the book when he sent it to me, he also signed the actual book too. It was a pleasant surprise, and an added bonus that made my day.

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