Complacency in Business, and How to Fight It

Work is boring. Work is hard. Work is no fun. That attitude is common, at least in my own experience. Working is like dating. We play all these silly games instead of being open and honest about who we are, what we can do, and what we want.

I briefly noted Morespace a while back, and I want to take some more time now to explain why I am excited about this book. The subtitle "Nine Antidotes to Complacency in Business" sums up why you need to read it. Complacency is rampant. People talk about things that they love – do you ever hear people talk about business? You will after you read Morespace. It is refreshing. It's philosophical. It's a little touchy-feely. But at it's core, it is about why you should and how you can look at business in a new light.

Morespace has nine different authors.
Jeremy. (lots of Js, huh?)
rob_business (the other one on the project).

There is something for everyone in this book. My guess is that with nine authors and nine topics, you will find at least one or two essays that you really love. Some topics are philosophical, some are practical. This book is not like anything else that is out there. We wrote it because we all had something that we felt needed to be said. You can download the essays for free, but I would encourage you to pick up the non-digital copy to keep by your desk for inspiration whenever you feel complacent.

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You can order it from 800CEORead, and from Amazon (although they are having a few issues as of this post). Don't buy it for yourself, buy a dozen copies for your office. Make it part of your business book club. Use it to restore the energy and passion that you once had for your field. This book is a celebration of business.

Feel free to send me, or any of the authors, thoughts on what you liked or didn't like about the book and our essays. Some of the authors have taken their topics and made them into entire books or workshops, and I'm sure would appreciate your feedback.