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    Mainak Dhar(Author)

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A business parable for the modern age that will revolutionize your work and your life

Welcome to The Cubicle. The desk space you occupy for hours on end. Where creativity is dead and stress levels are high. Where you feel guilty for leaving, but reluctant to arrive. Where you eat lunch, plan, strategize, and phone home to say how late you'll be tonight. Is this the place you'd really like to be? Is there a better way to work? Stressed office worker Mayukh can't believe his misfortune when his computer gets infected by a virus. With enough work on his plate to last a lifetime, he can do without computer malfunctions. However, the virus seems to have its own agenda and it soon starts a revolution that will change how Mayukh works forever. This business parable for the modern age will transform the way you work. It is essential reading for anyone who wants to reduce stress and achieve better work-life balance. Read this book and join the revolution.

Mainak Dhar is a cubicle-dweller by day and a writer by night. He has spent more than 15 years in the corporate world, and currently works at a senior level with a leading multinational. At the same time, he has been a prolific writer, with 10 books to his credit, including Alice in Deadland. His novel Herogiri is currently being adapted into a Bollywood film.

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  • PDF | 128 pages
  • Mainak Dhar(Author)
  • Random House UK (May 1, 2014)
  • English
  • 8
  • Business & Money

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  • By Anton Ivanov on October 28, 2012

    The Cubicle Manifesto is a pleasant and short read. It is basically a collection of simple ways in which you can cubicle (the author's neologism) and have a life, too. The author argues that cubicle dwellers are victims of the "cubicle tyranny", and his advice is straightforward - don't stay late at work, don't neglect exercising, having a good lunch, spending time with your family and with yourself, and "to think out of the box, take yourself out of the box". This kind of advice doesn't seem like a revelation, but I feel it's extremely helpful to remind yourself of these simple principles and then they can really make a difference.One peculiar idea I will remember is to imagine yourself as the CEO of yourself, You Corp., with your family, co-workers and yourself as the biggest shareholders, and think of it as your primary employment.The few simple principles could have been compressed into an article, but the author made them into a story about a computer virus that shuts down the protagonist's computer and dictates him how to change his life. Although this story seems a bit artificial and the writing style naive, the story format might help better understand and remember the ideas that will make your cubicle life less miserable.Read this book on a Sunday evening, write your own Cubicle Manifesto, and start the new week with a new way of thinking about your work. After all, "the cubicle [is] a mere piece of furniture. The tyranny [comes] from one's own mind".


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