In France 1 in every 5 people are employed by the state. Employment and business law is so regulated that growth is minimal. There is little being done to encourage start-up businesses and when a change to labour laws was suggested 1,000,000 people marched (and rioted) against them.
It is against this backdrop that I review the book "Hello Laziness" by Corinne Maier. I brought the book because I thought it was the sort of book I should read before I gave it to anyone (something I will not be doing).
The author appears to be bitter, anti business and discourages employees from taking ownership and learning new things. An example is the first of the authors commandments:
"Salaried work is the new slavery. Remember that work is not a place for personal development. You work for your pay cheque at the end of the month, full stop."
I am glad I don't live in France (from a business point of view).
The irony is that the author would probably say, that as a business owner, I am exactly the sort of person you should be wary of.
Hello Laziness – Why hard work doesn't pay
Genres Business, Being a lazy employee.
Readability 3 (1 = Easy, 5 = Hard)
Enjoyment 1 (1 = Never Read, 5 = Remarkable)