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by Fred Smith,Joe Schmoe

  • ISBN: 1905558007
  • Category: Fiction
  • Author: Fred Smith,Joe Schmoe
  • Subcategory: Contemporary
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  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Blood and Treasure, Ltd. (December 1, 2005)
  • Pages: 460 pages
  • FB2 size: 1647 kb
  • EPUB size: 1788 kb
  • Rating: 4.9
  • Votes: 188
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From a renegade team of international corporate surveillance experts comes a behind-the-scenes, riveting tale of one of America's biggest corporations struggling to bring best practice to life in a cruelly competitive businessworld.
Reviews about Institutionalized (7):
Gavidor
I think Bill Ogé, CEO of Institutionalized Industries encapsulates this book perfectly when he said;

"In this world of business, we're all like lemmings racing towards a cliff of despair!"

Bill Ogè is not a typical CEO...or is he? Personally, I find his extremely cheeky way of managing Institutionalized Industries both hysterical and damn right disturbing. As they say, 'much truth is said in jest' and this fictional character is sure to spied strutting his stuff in the real corporate world! His emails are wordy, misspelled and full of self-importance, and his voicemail VisionTalks are like no other pep talks seen. In real life this man would be a pain in the bum, but as a fictional character he is thoroughly entertaining, clueless and full of confusing analogies that would make most 'real' office staff roll their eyes and run for a dictionary! Bill is the source of each crisis, maybe a little bit screwy, but he's a go-getter with a vision, -- as long as he keeps taking his tablets and stays away from his soon-to-be ex-wife who has materialistic tendencies and is blackmailing him for all she can get!

During the story Bill constantly warns his staff how to avoid lawsuits, and comes up with no-brainer ideas such as using his staff for the clinical trials of a drug named Honesty; a drug which causes users to be utterly honest in social interactions.

Assisting top scientists in analysing the 'Meme Propagation Process' with the premise of turning all office staff into guerrilla marketers, has never been easier in Bill's eyes, as he hurtles towards achieving the complicated goals written in the 'Sixth Sense Business Transformation' programme.

Key player, Lance, is 'the chosen one' and the opposite to Bill. He's a smart, (not his wardrobe) no-nonsense guy who has made a name for himself even though his background is plain dodgy and his ethics are far from those described in the SSBT programme. When he is offered a job of a lifetime as Senior Vice President, running sales for the whole country, his is in his element. But can he get Institutionalized Industries into the forefront of this competitive world, when no-one seems to know what their right hand is doing?

Harry Mucs is Lance's new boss. He's a short, fat, lazy pen chewing lunatic who fits the team well. He also envies the wonderful Lance to the point of distraction. Office principles have never been so unhealthy, and this is proved when a strain of Canadian summer flu (Lithuanian Swamp Fever) is cleverly wound into the plot, causing havoc, mayhem and all staff to wear protective headgear and suits to stop contamination!

Tom Krelc, the Executive Vice President of Human Resources, has a highly guarded secret concerning the 'Sixth Sense'. In between bouncing emails to and fro, he sees the SS programme as the gateway to ultimate control. Its implementation will rocket the interest and importance for the HR Department making them an unbeatable squad. Pity for Tom the ball is never in his court!

Whilst all the staff are trying to outdo each other, running around like headless chickens are Fred Smith and his boss, Joe Schmoe who have Institutionalized Industries under surveillance, or would do once they sort out what's for lunch.

Most of the characters' behaviour is commonplace in every office throughout the world, although, exaggerated to produce a witty read. I also liked the way each chapter is comically grouped into weeks and days, instead of the usual format.

If you are familiar with the highs and lows of the concrete jungle, where fancy job titles, promotion, and 'boring bored board members' are blended with cross functional interdivisional team training courses, then you'll love this book. If office life is but a dream, then Institutionalized may put you off. Either way, this is an unusual, well written storyline that successfully manages to amuse; right down to the StiffBucks cups! It conveys an embellished, toe-curling peek into the crazy, fast-paced heady heights of office politics and business b!tching. Enter the realm of huge egos, fake smiles and killer instincts! It's so ridiculous -- it could be true! Don't say I didn't warn you.
Malalrajas
Hold on to your Corporate Vision and set aside any thoughts of Reconciling Changing Paradigm Shifts. Institutionalized, the latest mad satiric romp by Blood and Treasure's Guinane and Helm (writing under nom des plumes Smith and Schmoe) will have you snorting your $5.00 grande triple shot no whip soy latte out your nose with laughter. Sharply witty, yet slip-on-the-banana-peel funny, it spares no establishment stereotype from its clever parody.

Machiavellian corporate espionage and ruthless executive level machinations are the order of the day at Institutionalized Industries, a manufacturer of socially and environmentally irresponsible plastic goods. Middle and upper management exist solely to generate meaningless self-preservational policies and memoranda. To wit: "What we're going to do is build a new kind of entrepreneuralism, a shared entrepreneuralism with clearly defined creative behaviors that leave nothing to the imagination."

Enter the new Senior Vice President of U.S. Sales, Lance Kirevam, who walks to his own beat and intends to cut through the bureaucratic BS. As he observes the frenzied absurdity of Institutionalized's corporate culture (water coolers spiked with antidepressants; a psychiatrist seductress who `consults' the CEO on a daily basis; a million dollar office replica of a Napoleonic tent circa the Crimean campaign) Lance tilts at the monolithic windmill even as it implodes under its own lunacy.

Multiple labyrinthine levels of farce run through the tale, and are frighteningly funny because each is only a hair's breadth apart from the reality of most major corporations. Indeed the fictional Crimean tent is eeriely similar to California's current "Governor Terminator"'s smoking tent, presently struck in the middle of the State Capitol. (Really.) Numerous parodies (Macrosloth Windless RIP) give a constant giggle, and severely impolitic cultural mockery attacks everyone without regret. The astute reader will note the simultaneously silly and clever noms of the main characters, each of which, when spelled in reverse, describes their personality (e.g CEO Bill Oge; COO Harry Mucs).

Institutionalized will be convulsively funny to anyone who has ever had any encounter with elephantine corporations. Reading it could actually lead to perspective and a grain of sanity. It is a film waiting to be made, and I for one can hardly wait to see it on the screen.
Cerekelv
I'm sure it's simply coincidence, but the day before reading the final chapter, I was fired from work (for opening my mouth about safety concerns)... Go figure... Anyway, I really enjoyed the book, it is funny, witty, embarassingly honest, and sad all at the same time.

There were several runs of quasi-managerial dribble that just left me on the floor with laughter! Sadly, I'd heard them used in real life, with serious demeanour - and I nodded with capitulation. To my shame.. No need to keep my mouth shut now!

Reading Institutionalized could make me laugh out loud one minute and mad as a Postal worker(hope the analogy isn't too "American") the next.. Needless to say bordom doesn't fit the summary in any

way.
Lynnak
As a middle to senior level exec in large corporations, this satire about corporate life was spot on. I felt like I have seen these characters all before in my corporate career, and it was good to see them get their comeuppance.

It's a light read that never drags on, perfect for one of those week long vacations at the beach.

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