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  • Published: 1 March 2004
  • ISBN: 9780099425236
  • Imprint: Random House Business
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 288
  • RRP: $19.99

The Seven-Day Weekend



The new book from the author of Maverick! which sold 1.1 million copies worldwide.

In The Seven-Day Weekend, Semler explains how he transformed a small family business into a highly profitable manufacturing, services and high-tech powerhouse - 40 times larger - while watching his favorite movies or relaxing with his son in the middle of the business day. Praise for The Seven-Day Weekend'Are there real-life lessons to be learned? The answer is yes-Pragmatic, inspirational and intriguing advice' The Times'Ricardo Semler is our kind of capitalist.' Guardian'In this book, Ricardo Semler tells how Semco, Latin America's fastest growing company, uses a revolutionary way of working to run a profit making company with a work force who love their jobs.' The Sunday Times'The Seven-Day Weekend challenges conventional approaches to work. It sparks ideas that can be applied to one's own business [and] will certainly encourage managers to look very carefully at their management practices.' Rocco Forte, Management TodayPraise for Ricardo Semler's Maverick!'Semco takes workplace democracy to previously unimagined frontiers' The Times'His egalitarian approach works like a dream' Today

  • Published: 1 March 2004
  • ISBN: 9780099425236
  • Imprint: Random House Business
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 288
  • RRP: $19.99

About the author

Ricardo Semler

Ricardo Semler has won international fame for creating the world's most unusual workplace and lectures all over the world.

Ricardo Semler took over his father's company, Semco (founded in 1954), at the age of 19. Not only did he turn the company round, he made it an outstanding success. On the brink of bankruptcy in 1980, Semco achieved revenues of $34 million in 1993 - and $160 million in 2000. Semler threw out the rule book: for example, workers make their own decisions; every corporate decision is put to the vote; people turn up to the meetings they want to be at. It sounds insane: but it works.

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