- Why does a CEO who has already made hundreds of millions of dollars continue to work?
- Why does a rock star who has made a bundle continue to tour?
- Why do retirees’ miss work as soon as they stop doing it?
- Why do we all wrestle with our life’s work and talk about it incessantly?
The thing about work is that we love it, we hate it, we need it, we miss it, we measure ourselves by it, we judge others by it—we are addicted to it. Work often defines us and fulfills us. Yet, today’s rapidly changing workplace environment is stressful and confusing to deal with.
In The Thing About Work, Richard A. Moran takes a ground-level perspective on what is happening at work and how to thrive in the new professional world. Through funny, prescriptive vignettes and short essays, Moran finds the “white space” in the company manual—those issues that you encounter every day at work but which are not covered in employee training. He uses hilarious and true stories from his own life and others’ to answer questions like, “Should you take your dog to work?” and “How late is late?” and “What is that foreign object growing in the refrigerator?” This very contemporary view of work will prove invaluable for the modern employee.
Richard A. Moran is the President Emeritus of Menlo College in Atherton, CA. He is a noted San Francisco based business leader, workplace pundit, bestselling author and venture capitalist. He is best known for his series of humorous business books beginning with bestselling Never Confuse a Memo with Reality that started the genre of "Business Bullet Books."
Moran previously served as CEO and Vice Chairman at Accretive Solutions. as a Partner at Venrock, Chairman of the Board at Portal Software and as a Partner at Accenture. Moran has served on the Boards of Glu Mobile Games, Winery Exchange, and Mechanics Bank among others. He currently serves on the board of PerfectForms, Joint Venture Silicon Valley, and the Steinbeck Innovation Foundation.
Rich Moran also serves on the management team of the Irish Technology Leadership Group, is a Partner at SVG Partners, and a member of the Global Irish Network, a network launched in 2010 and that is comprised of 350 of the most senior Irish and Irish connected business people from over 40 countries.
In the public or not-for-profit sector he serves on The Council of the National Trust for Historic Preservation, is the Chair of the Audit Committee at the Noyce Foundation, the National Board of Visitors at the Indiana University School of Education. Previously he served as a Regent at Saint Ignatius College Prep and Chair of Project Open Hand, both in San Francisco. Moran also serves on the Accountability Structures Expert Panel for the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN).
Rich Moran is a radio personality featured on KCBS Radio in San Francisco. He is The host of "In the Workplace", a program that discusses workplace issues and airs weekly to over a million listeners. He is also a frequent contributor as an Influencer on LinkedIn.