This is a set of five biographical stories in chronological order in this book. They summarizes my business career in five different companies, starting with Nortel Networks (then known as Northern Electric). I believe that each story is of some significance to those who aspire to a business career, whether in small and medium companies or in large multinationals. They are all different. Strategies that work for some companies do not work for others, much like relationships that are important for some tend to be meaningless for others. The business world is a world in its own right, where backstabbing and backslapping are equally important, and where loyalties, sycophantry and narcissism are more important than knowledge, hard work and personal integrity. It's not a world for everyone, no matter how smart and professionally advanced he/she may be. It takes a thick skin, an ability to lie and a lot of self-control.