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How To Succeed In Business By Being A Zombie

By Amy Perry in Arts & Entertainment on Oct 21, 2009 7:40PM

2009_10_21_zeo.jpg We at Chicagoist are on top of zombies. This time, Scott Kenemore will be reading from his latest book Z.E.O. (Zombie Executive Officer): How to Get A (Head) in Business this coming Saturday at 3 p.m. at the Webster Place Barnes & Noble store in Chicago. A satire of financial and how-to-get-ahead-in-business books, “Z.E.O.” teaches the reader how to find great wealth and succeed in business by being like a zombie at the office, "biting" and "infecting" his or her co-workers, and "turning" the competition. Sounds like a typical day at Chicagoist.

Kenemore said he was inspired to write this book because, “I love zombies, and I think that people who write business books don't know anything more about amassing money than the average person.” He is a lover of all things Zombie and recently named to the advisory board of the Zombie Research Society (a 501c3 nonprofit). Z.E.O. follows up his first book The Zen of Zombie, an undead-themed satire of self-help books. Since being released in October 2007, it has sold over 30,000 copies, and Best Buy packaged 8,000 copies of it with George Romero's “Diary of the Dead.”

Currently, he is working on his third book The Art of Zombie Warfare which will be released in early 2010 and plays the drums for the Chicago-based rock band, The Blissters. If you miss Kenemore this Saturday, you can still catch him at a local art gallery or at the Horror Society’s “Zombie Outbreak Film Festival.” Check out the book’s trailer produced by Chicago-based Axiom Megamedia.

Scott Kenemore reading, Saturday October 24, 3 p.m., Barnes & Noble, 1441 W. Webster Ave.