Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Minding the Store

I hope we see more books like Minding the Store.

Some of the best lessons in business can be found in fiction.

[And some of the best fiction can be found in annual reports!]


DarkoV said...

The only pain I feel from reading the review you've linked to is that the book offers only an excerpt from Joseph Heller's Something Happened. The pleasure that results from the review is that hopefully folks will be persuaded to read the entire book, a Catch-22 of office/suburban life. If you need a shot of depression, "Something Happened" is the way to go.

A great book, it seems. Thanks for the link.

Michael Wade said...


Yours is the best description of "Something Happened" I've ever read. It's a haunting book.

Anonymous said...

Your praise inspired me to buy this Minding the Store, but when I saw the headline of your post, I thought of another book by the same name, Stanley Marcus' wonderful story of Neiman-Marcus and his intertwined lives. It opens with the line: There is never a good sale for Neiman-Marcus unless it's a good buy for the customer.

Michael Wade said...


Let me know what you think of the book! I recall the Marcus one.