Punching in: One Man's Undercover Adventures on the Front Lines of America's Best-Known Companies (Paperback)

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During a two-year urban adventure through the world of commerce, journalist Alex Frankel proudly wore the brown uniform of the UPS driver, folded endless stacks of T-shirts at Gap, brewed espressos for the hordes at Starbucks, interviewed (but failed to get hired) at Whole Foods, enrolled in management training at Enterprise Rent-A-Car, and sold iPods at the Apple Store.

In this lively and entertaining narrative, Frankel takes readers on a personal journey into the land of front-line employees to discover why some workers are so eager to drink the corporate Kool-Aid and which companies know how to serve it up best.

Praise For…

“I see Alex Frankel as the Jane Goodall of the modern Workplace jungle.”
-Po Bronson, author of What Should I Do With My Life?

“Like an intrepid anthropologist, Frankel immerses himself in self-contained commercial cultures and resurfaces to write with empathy and insight.”
-Dan Gross, Newsweek columnist and author of Pop! Why Bubbles Are Great for the Economy

“Insightful, personal, and funny. Frankel does the impossible—he gives corporate culture a soul.”
-Rodney Rothman, author of Early Bird

“Savor the reporting on offer...”
-Wall Street Journal

“A book that takes readers behind the scenes at some of the country’s best-known companies...”
-Washington Post

Product Details
ISBN: 9780060849672
ISBN-10: 0060849673
Publisher: HarperBusiness
Publication Date: November 18th, 2008
Pages: 222
Language: English