We are currently making improvements to the Audible site. In an effort to enhance the accessibility experience for our customers, we have created a page to more easily navigate the new experience, available at the web address www.audible.com/access.
The Big Bing: Theories on the Origins of the Business Universe | [Stanley Bing]

The Big Bing: Theories on the Origins of the Business Universe

Stanley Bing knows whereof he speaks. He has lived the last two decades working inside a gigantic multinational corporation, kicking and screaming all the way up the ladder. He has seen it all: mergers, acquisitions, layoffs, the death of the three-martini lunch; and has himself been painfully re-engineered a number of times. Most importantly, Bing has seen management at its best and worst, and has practiced both as he made the transition from an inexperienced player to a polished strategist.
Regular Price:$23.93
  • Membership Details:
    • First book free with 30-day trial
    • $14.95/month thereafter for your choice of 1 new book each month
    • Cancel easily anytime
    • Exchange books you don't like
    • All selected books are yours to keep, even if you cancel
  • - or -

Your Likes make Audible better!

'Likes' are shared on Facebook and Audible.com. We use your 'likes' to improve Audible.com for all our listeners.

You can turn off Audible.com sharing from your Account Details page.

OK

Publisher's Summary

Stanley Bing knows whereof he speaks. He has lived the last two decades working inside a gigantic multinational corporation, kicking and screaming all the way up the ladder. He has seen it all: mergers, acquisitions, layoffs, the death of the three-martini lunch; and has himself been painfully re-engineered a number of times. He has eaten and drunk way too much, stayed in hotels far too good for him, waited for limousines in the pouring rain, and enjoyed it all. Sort of. Most importantly, Bing has seen management at its best and worst, and has practiced both as he made the transition from an inexperienced player who hated pompous senior management to a polished strategist who kind of sees its point of view now and then.

In one essential volume, here is all you need to know to master your career, your life, and when necessary, other weaker life forms.

©2003 Stanley Bing; (P)2003 HarperCollinsPublishers, Inc.

What the Critics Say

"Twenty years of columns by business humorist Bing from Fortune and Esquire add up to a very funny look at the contemporary executive." (Publishers Weekly)

What Members Say

Average Customer Rating

2.5 (19 )
5 star
 (2)
4 star
 (3)
3 star
 (5)
2 star
 (2)
1 star
 (7)
Overall
4.0 (1 )
5 star
 (0)
4 star
 (1)
3 star
 (0)
2 star
 (0)
1 star
 (0)
Story
5.0 (1 )
5 star
 (1)
4 star
 (0)
3 star
 (0)
2 star
 (0)
1 star
 (0)
Performance
Sort by:
  •  
    Adam Oak Ridge, NJ, United States 03-29-04
    Adam Oak Ridge, NJ, United States 03-29-04 Member Since 2000
    HELPFUL VOTES
    52
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    348
    9
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    0
    Overall
    "Boring and self-obsessed"

    I got this book after really enjoying "21 Dog Years : Doing Time @ Amazon.com" by Mike Daisey. Covering similar topics, Bing's first-person account of cubicle- and business-life is nevertheless self-absorbed and never truly pulled me. It's too bad that Bing's second chapter educates the listener on b.s.ing... otherwise I might have stayed with it a little longer!

    3 of 5 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Scott Ladera Ranch, CA, USA 10-09-04
    Scott Ladera Ranch, CA, USA 10-09-04
    HELPFUL VOTES
    3
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    3
    3
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    0
    Overall
    "Waste of Money..."

    The author relates his ideas of how corporate life works, and doesn't work - based on his experience. He uses a potty mouth to describe most of his experiences, and ends up ruining the whole tape with that and short insight.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Showing: 1-2 of 2 results

    There are no listener reviews for this title yet.

Report Inappropriate Content

If you find this review inappropriate and think it should be removed from our site, let us know. This report will be reviewed by Audible and we will take appropriate action.

Cancel

Thank You

Your report has been received. It will be reviewed by Audible and we will take appropriate action.