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The Blue-eyed Salaryman free pdf After graduating from university in Dublin, Niall Murtagh spent years bumming across Europe, Asia, Australia and Latin America. He had hitchhiked to Istanbul, bussed to Kathmandu, crossed the Atlantic in a home-built yacht and trekked through Patagonia. In 1986 he closed the door on his adventurous life and made an extraordinary flip, settling down in Japan. After studying there, he jumped in at the deep end and joined Mitsubishi as a Salaryman - a man in a shiny suit with a shiny attache case in a conglomerate with 300,000 employees. Niall Murtagh describes the life of a salaryman in detail and with humour. He takes the reader behind the scenes of this enormous organisation, showing the peculiar nature of Japanese capitalism and management culture. From his office chair he also reflects on where his life might have gone. What led to this extraordinary change in direction and why, despite the disillusionment, is it so hard to leave? Entertaining and honest, this book is enlightening on a world entirely closed to those of us living ordinary western lives.

About Niall Murtagh

Niall Murtagh has lived in Japan since 1986, initially as a student, and later as an employee of the Mitsubishi Electric Corporation, where he was the first Westerner to be promoted to a Salaryman (managerial class) in Japan. He has written on travel, life as an immigrant and artificial intelligence for publications in Australia, Ireland, Japan and the USA.

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Author : Niall Murtagh
Publisher : Profile Books Ltd
Data Published : 17 February 2005
ISBN : 1861977247
EAN : 9781861977243
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 224 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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