Item description for The Gatehouse: A Book About Business, a Story About Life by Craig Elkins...
The Gatehouse: A Book about Business, A Story about Life is that rare book that inspires as it teaches, that brings tears of joy and tears of sadness, that brings lessons for today as well as for the future. It not only brings guidance for the CEO at the top of the business chain, but also for those in the middle and the bottom who are living the business experience each day.
The Gatehouse is a book teeming with life--work life, home life, love life--it all comes down to life. From the first pages where Jack, our ambitious narrator, meets the mysterious Sandor and is forced to examine his life--including the relationships with his three best friends, Sarah, MJ and Elton, and his own single-minded quest to be CEO--to the last pages that bring the final pieces of the puzzle, The Gatehouse will move you, touch you, and teach you--and maybe even change your life.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.48" Width: 6.74" Height: 0.71" Weight: 0.89 lbs.
Release Date May 1, 2003
Publisher Beaver's Pond Press
ISBN 1931646996 ISBN13 9781931646994
Availability 0 units.
More About Craig Elkins
Elkins has worked for U.S. Intelligence, been a professional bowler, wrote comedy scripts, been a Director of Quality Assurance at The Boeing Company, and founded The Applied Thinking and Creativity Team at that same company.
Reviews - What do customers think about The Gatehouse: A Book About Business, a Story About Life?
2004 Writers Notes Book Award Winner May 18, 2005
Elkins employs the story of four coworkers to demonstrate a suc-cessful workplace, career, and life in general. This is not your usual business book with dry scenarios and forced humor that didactically demonstrate a point. Instead, The Gatehouse is merely a story, yet so much more. Four aspiring professionals begin their careers at the same time and form a fast and enduring friendship. The trials and experiences of life mold their personalities and construct their unique paths to achievement. Told from the perspective of the most materially driven of the group, his life reaches a crisis point where he must assess his accomplishments in terms of real value and worth. He learns that true success is defined by the individual, and the value of one's life is judged by his interactions with others. Inspiring, heartfelt, this book will no doubt leave its mark and serve as a wake-up call for those on the corporate treadmill
A True Gem Sep 15, 2003
The Gatehouse is an exceptional business book. This story with the strong characters the reader grows to love and respect, will inspire any executive, manager or line employee.
In addition, those not in business will learn powerful lessons about friendships, love and life. Truly engages the heart and soul in thinking of connections to ones own life.
Looking forward to the sequel!
The best of both worlds Aug 9, 2003
This book should be required reading for future managers! The author has united a compelling story with well drawn characters to an impactive business guide that is filled with heart and conscience. A great, fast read that makes you think...
Transformational Jul 30, 2003
Craig Elkins has taken the best of life and organisational transformation thinking and moved out of the text book format into a compelling, fun, emotional and deeply connecting story. The four main characters, while so different in personality managed to capture the fears, desires and dreams that I have inside me too. This is the sort of book that a manager should consider buying for all the people in a department or company. It would create great new conversations, connections and possibilities for transformation. Thank you Craig
How to Attract and Retain Best Employees Jul 29, 2003
"The Gatehouse" is a cutting edge business book that addresses the issue of today - what gives meaning to our lives at work and how do we fulfill/sustain that. Strengthening cultural capital is the new paradigm of business management, and this book not only provides methodologies on how to achieve this, but insight into the human forces that actualize it. Realizing how we impact others and how we can better do so is one of life's greatest and ultimately most rewarding challenges. I applaud Craig Elkins for putting the material in the form of a novel so that we can better see ourselves as we read relative to our work position. This is a book for all managers regardless of level, MBA students and anyone aspiring to be a leader.