Rabbit Seizes Control of Conglomerate: Inside Story Revealed in Alice in Corporate Wonderland

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Everyone knows the senior assistant to the president that secretly runs the company. Doesn’t she look a little like a rabbit when she wiggles her nose? Why does the CFO act like a mad man, and what’s with the hat? And why does the quality manager always think the sky is falling?

Long-time semiconductor industry executive R.T. Talasek answers these questions and more in Alice in Corporate Wonderland: Down the Long Hallway (PublishAmerica ISBN 1-4137-9681-8). What he observes is that the story of old is frighteningly similar to today’s corporate culture, adjusted for inflation, of course.

Over 150 years after Lewis Carroll created the character we all know and love in Alice’s Adventure in Wonderland, Talasek tells a story thought to be the world’s first corporate fairy tale, complete with misguided compensation schemes, quality initiatives and marketing strategies. Alice is all grown up, a freshly minted Ivy League MBA, and ready for the real world, or so she thinks. Alice is thrust into the world of corporate America, much to her own surprise and chagrin. Still wide-eyed, idealistic, and a little spoiled, she quickly finds out that the real world is nothing like what she learned about in school.

Alice in Corporate Wonderland follows Alice as she explores this new, fantastic, and somewhat insane world of corporate programs, policies, and self-aggrandizing executives, manifested as a menagerie of familiar characters from the original work of her childhood. A few surprise guests unknown to Carroll also appear, although they seem quite at home in the world of a global conglomerate.

R.T. (Tom) Talasek has spent the last 25 years in various technical, sales, and general management roles in the semiconductor industry for various companies, ranging from multibillion dollar international conglomerates to small start-ups. Talasek received his Ph. D. in 1993 from the University of North Texas. While he has published extensively in technology, Alice represents his first business effort, a product of many years of experiencing Wonderland first-hand. Talasek has lived almost everywhere someone makes computer chips in the US, but is a proud native Texan, and happy to be home again in the Texas hill country where he participates in various business interests inside and outside the semiconductor industry.

For more information concerning Alice in Corporate Wonderland, contact Talasek or visit http://www.aliceincorporatewonderland.com


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