Going Up the Downturn
22 Strategies for surviving the Downturn
Is the recession making you blue? This book is just what the doctor ordered.
Twenty-two sure-shot strategies for dealing with the downturn!!!
Follow them and you’re sure to get shot.
Written by your friendly, neighborhood career consultant on probation from the friendly,neighborhood asylum.
A humorous look at living in a recession. Will the strategies in this book help you deal with your real-life problems? Possibly not. On the other hand, it will certainly cheer you up, and in these grim times you can use all the cheering-up coming to you, no? And who knows, while you are laughing, you may realize your troubles are actually a blessing in disguise.
CONTAINS 22 HILARIOUS PIECES ON SURVIVING THE RECESSION.WITH LOTS OF CARTOONS!
Available in eBook and Paperback. The Paperback Edition Contains THREE BONUS pieces and cartoons.
Extract from Strategy 13: Start a revolution
Seeing not the dimmest hope of a job on the horizon, your thoughts turn lightly to commerce. Why not start my own company, you think? Then I can have fun laying off my own employees.
This is actually a good idea, but to succeed in business, you need a revolutionary new product. Say you want to get into men’s underclothing – your only specialization – you need to come up with a revolutionary – not revolting – new underwear that will bring the Y-Front clad hoards screaming into your retail outlet, trampling three innocent bystanders in the process.
But instead of all that sweat of thinking up a new product,why don’t you consider starting a revolution itself? No, I don’t mean a revolution in men’s personal clothing – I mean a real, honest-to-goodness blood-and-gore revolution. Think Stalin. Think Mussolini. Think Mao Tse Tung.
Ugh, you say. Revolutions… aren’t they somewhat… unpleasant?
NO, my friend, a Thousand times NO!
Revolutions are unpleasant only if you land up at the wrong end of one. The whole point of a revolution, like so many things in this world, is to be at the right end of it. Take, for example, a pork chop. Ask the pig what it feels like to be at the wrong end of a knife and fork.
If you start one yourself, revolutions can be surprisingly fun, instructive – and profitable. Ask Stalin. Ask Mussolini. Ask Mao.