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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


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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.

  • Pub date: 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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