With cartoons, quotations, and sarcasm, Corporate Climbing entertains as it dispenses sound advice. Read it straight through, or use it as a reference book. It's designed to help you climb the corporate ladder. It can also help you to cope and to survive on those days when escaping seems a better idea than climbing. In the corporate world, the most competent worker does not always get the greatest reward. Corporate Climbing helps you with the other P's after productivity - power, polish, politics, and planning. If you think it is not fair that the other P's can be so important, you are probably still living by the rules of the education culture. You are not there anymore. You immigrated to a new world. To succeed, you must know the language, customs, costumes, and taboos. Must you embrace them? Must you play the games? Not always, but you cannot act like they don't exist and expect to succeed. Corporate Climbing is the ultimate travel guide for that alien place known as Corporate America. At graduation, it should be handed out with the diploma. PARRISH NELSON HIRASAKI has succeeded as an engineer, executive, and entrepreneur. In the first years of her career, she played a key role in the Apollo 13 rescue, and in the most recent, she was Operations Lead of the Space Shuttle Damage Assessment Team. During the three decades in between, she held many management positions for Fortune 500 companies including U.S. General Manager and Director of Sales for North America. She founded a successful industrial distribution company and retired from it to become a business speaker, columnist, and stand-up comedienne. Corporate Climbing is this phenomenal woman's excellent down-to-earth advice to those wishing to advance in corporate America. She entertains and amuses as she pares the business world down to the things that matter as much, and often more, than doing a good job.