Danger Quicksand – Have A Nice Day – read the book

My unconventional guide to surviving corporate employment is developing a life of its own. It will not wait for me to find a printer, get all of the contracts signed, yada yada and so forth. It wants to be read and used now!

UPDATE:  Danger Quicksand – Have A Nice Day is now out in paperback! You can buy a signed copy of this book with free shipping by going to bentcrowpress.com

You can still  download these sample chapters in pdf format. I will also keep the free download available on ChangeThis.com even after the trade paperback version is available. It is a big download, 187 pages or 887,514 bytes.

Thanks to everyone who contributed comments and encouragement. Your response has been very gratifying.

If this book helps people weather the difficulties of 21st century employment, I will have met my objectives.

I am also planning to prepare an e-version that can be downloaded to a PDA. I look forward to hearing about it being read surreptitiously in boring staff meetings.

I am still looking for a printer, so I will appreciate any recommendations you would care to make.

UPDATE: Thanks for your suggestions on printers and distribution channels.  Thanks also for telling your friends about my book. Site traffic has doubled and more than 20 books were downloaded the first day.

I appreciate the nice comments some bloggers are making when they refer people to this site. However, I would like to suggest that you should use the trackback feature so we can show a link to your site from this post.

Telling others about this post is a GOOD THING! Showing my visitors that you have done so is a BETTER THING! Visitors to this site will see your link and you will get extra traffic.

If you don’t use the trackback feature, the only way I know you have made reference to this site is by going through hundreds of visitor records. Get rewarded for your good deeds!


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0 Responses to Danger Quicksand – Have A Nice Day – read the book

  1. Marc Orchant says:

    David: Thanks for sharing this. It looks like a great read.

  2. David, best of luck getting your baby onto paper. I found myself browsing through and immediately got sucked into the part on being seduced by the “perfect” job. I think I find myself on the verge of being seduced now. Your words hit home for me. Thanks.

  3. Michael says:

    What a generous soul.
    Doing what you preach is a rare trait this days.

    Take Care

  4. Great peice of writing David, I hope you have much success sharing your wisdom and insight from your own years in the corporate world. Thanks for sharing this, I am passing this around to everyone I know.

    -David Carlson

  5. Carrie says:

    David, I plan to post about your book too. It’s fantastic.

    Quick thought – what about sending it to newspaper editors? Generate some free press on it?

  6. The book is a great read. It’s informative and instructional while it’s written in David’s warm personal style. I recommend the book very highly as a must read.

    I agree with Carrie. Send out a press release, and contact the media. Some media members will discuss the book with you and give you some free publicity.

  7. Thanks for your suggestions. They are spot-on as usual. I was holding back until I had a book in dead tree format to send them.

    Print media people seem to relate best to material in printed form, so any media person who expreses an interest gets a copy as soon as they are available.

    I do have CDs to send to anyone who is out there on the end of a dial-up line. If you are in that situation, drop me an email and I will fire off a CD in your direction.

  8. CedarFever says:


    Thank-you for providing this – put me down for a copy when it goes to press. I get nothing but positive feedback from friends and colleagues to whom I introduce your blog and I cannot praise you enough for you service and generosity.

  9. David,

    Thank you for writing this book, and for making it freely available now. I’m very excited to read it, having enjoyed your blog immensely.

    If you don’t want to tie up a lot of your money in inventory, you should consider both Ingram’s Lightning Source and Fidlar Doubleday.
    TITLE: Blog Recommendation
    URL: http://savant.typepad.com/savant/2005/02/blog_recommenda.html
    BLOG NAME: Game Savant
    DATE: 02/10/2005 10:34:15 AM
    For anyone caught in the monolithic corporate machine and wondering if they are alone, David St Lawrence has written a fabulous book that he has graciously made available for download from his blog. Sit down somewhere quiet with your laptop
    TITLE: Danger Quicksand, Have a Nice Day
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    BLOG NAME: Talking Story with Say Leadership Coaching
    DATE: 02/03/2005 09:25:47 PM
    David St. Lawrence is getting published! And in his very generous spirit of aloha, he’s offering a free download of his manuscript: click over to Ripples and take a look. David calls his book,
    TITLE: Danger Quicksand
    URL: http://strategize.blogspot.com/2005/02/danger-quicksand.html#comments
    BLOG NAME: Strategize
    DATE: 02/03/2005 11:57:31 AM
    David St. Lawrence, author of Ripples has posted a link to a free pre-press version of his book Danger Quicksand: An Unconventional Guide to Surviving Corporate Employment; you can access the download through this post on his blog.

    I’ve briefly br…
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    BLOG NAME: CedarFever
    DATE: 02/02/2005 08:52:15 PM
    David St. Lawrence has posted in PDF a copy of his new book Danger -Quicksand – Hava A Nice Day. I cannot praise him enough for the insight and encouragement he has provided.

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