Sam enjoyed the sense of the play (and the quick read) of The Red Rubber Ball at Work:
Kevin Carroll provides an honest follow up to his best-selling Rules of the Red Rubber Ball with a fresh and sincere look at how incorporating play in to your work life allows for more freedom, creativity and enjoyment of your daily work day. By profiling some of the great and well-known, including a famous chef, surgeons and authors, Carroll revisits the idea that ‘play’ can make it all worthwhile.
Red Rubber Ball at Work is a sweet little read that evokes memories of childhood and makes the reader crave a workplace that she enjoyed as much as the people profiled in the book. It’s a quick, snippety read which is heavily anecdotal but one which allows the reader to feel as though they are reading a particularly astute advice column.
What I liked is the ease with which I could read, reflect and re-read this diminutive, yet thought provoking book. I like the concept of having a writer compartmentalize his writing in order to allow the reader to mull it over or skim through at her leisure. I particularly enjoyed the thematic idea that success was attained for many of those profiled by remaining true to their own ideas of what was appropriate and fun.
It's no mistake that the book is formatted for the ADD working girl who doesn't have novel study reads in mind, but who is looking for a few new ideas.
Well worth the time to read and 'play'.