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The Reality-Based Rules of the Workplace: Know What Boosts Your Value, Kills Your Chances, and Will Make You Happier by Cy Wakeman

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Introduction

The New Rules of the Game

Every day, those of us lucky enough to be employed march off to work. You know, the place with the atrocious coffee? Where an accidental “Reply all” can keep the rumor mill going for weeks? Where everyone is preoccupied with what they will have for lunch, even though the options rarely change? Where you have endless meetings and three types of colleagues: the geniuses who think like you, the jerks who don't, and the idiots—nice though they may be—who have been promoted past their intelligence? Where you have brainstorming sessions with your bagels, passive aggression with your birthday cake, and where pizza is associated with celebrating big wins in a way that it hasn't been since your Little League days. ...

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