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How to Be Useful A Beginner's Guide to Not Hating Work

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ISBN-10: 0618713506

ISBN-13: 9780618713509

Edition: 2008

Authors: Megan Hustad

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A delightfully original, unerringly hip, yet marvelously practical handbook for a new-and slightly cynical-generation. Youve landed the job. Now you want to make a good impression, express yourself, excel. Unsure of how to proceed? Aspire to a class greater than the one you were born to? Time to put aside your objections to blatant cries for help. In How to Be Useful, Megan Hustad dismantles the myths of getting ahead and helps you navigate the choppy waters of office life. Drawing on the experiences of twenty- and thirtysomethings (herself included) as well as fictional strivers from The House of Mirth, The Apprentice, and everywhere in between, she shows us where things tend to go wrong…    
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Book details

List price: $19.95
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company
Publication date: 5/2/2008
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 256
Size: 5.75" wide x 8.50" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.792
Language: English

Introduction
On Being a Poseur ”
Early Capitalists on Why Writing Business Letters Takes Longer Than Reading Them Does
Dodging the Great Failure Army ”
Orison Swett Marden on the Strange Power of Finding Something Nice to Say
Party Tips for the Nouveau Riche ”
Etiquette and the Importance of Asking Questions
On Near Universal Self-Absorption ”
How to Win Friends and Infl uence People by Recognizing What Navel-Gazers People Are
The Master Mind ”
Napoleon Hill on the Proper Use of Friendship
Checking Yourself at the Door ”
What Brooks Brothers and Midcentury Handwringing over Bland Conformity Reveal About Personal Style
When It's Just Not About You ”
Helen Gurley Brown on Having One's Underwear Forcibly Removed Interlude ”
Why Most Everything from the 1970s Doesn't Help
Self-Deprecation ”
The Art of Humble Beginnings Stories
On Defense ”
The Dark Heart of The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People
The Uses of No ”
Donald Trump and "You're Fired" Epilogue ”
Acknowledgments ”
Bibliography ”
Index ”