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The Wages of Genius by Gregory Mone

February 9, 2010

The Wages of Genius by Gregory Mone has made its way into  my list of favorites simply because it’s funny, quirky and relatable.

Set before the dot com bubble burst, Edward is the newest employee at Gleebs (Global Leading Edge E-Business Solutions).  I’m not really sure what Edward’s job entails, but I have a suspicion neither does Edward.  He naps at his desk and becomes the unofficial kitchen cleaner.  Besides that, he doesn’t do much of anything to actually contribute to the company’s success, although he is so full of himself that you wouldn’t know it.

Having graduated from college just before the dot com burst, I found this novel hilarious.  I remember when everyone and anyone was talking about the hottest up-and-coming dot coms and newest crazy tech companies.  Edward is annoyingly lovable and Gleebs is hilariously ridiculous.  Revisit the days of foosball in the conference room and beers in the company fridge.  Mone makes the trip a memorable one.

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