of the Blue
Memoirs of a Baffled Bureaucrat
by Steven R. Markman
Trade Paper: 6" x 9", 284pp.
ISBN: 1-59663-552-5, $18.95
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FEELING TRAPPED? Feel trapped in the bureaucracy at work? Don't be! Learn to control it! Steve Markman spent thirty-four years working for the United States Air Force, about as big a bureaucracy as you'll find. He found government service a noble calling. At first, he thought that everyone was on the same team, all working for a common goal. Well .! That dream was short-lived. While often fumbling his way through the system, Steve eventually learned how to deal with the bureaucrats who always threw boulders in his path. He discovered how to get them on his side, so they would work with him, rather than fighting against him. Steve's sage advice isn't just for people in government, but anyone, anywhere, who works with others. Join Steve as he explains how to prosper in a bureaucracy - government or industry. And, along the way you'll see how he fixed nuclear missiles, ran a major flight research program, worked with astronauts, flew on test flights, traveled the world, and even got banned for life from Harrod's department store. Then, use his advice to get the bureaucrats working for you!
ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Meet Steve Markman, would-be Air Force pilot turned engineer, program manager, and flight test director. Also, Air Force Reservist, aerospace writer, martial arts instructor, antique car owner, private pilot, aircraft restorer, woodworker, tropical fish hobbyist, model shipwright, water gardener, landscaper, classical music aficionado, home handyman, husband, father, and grandfather. He wonders how he ever had time to work.