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Dilbert Principle - Scott Adams

Dilbert Principle

Paperback Published: 1st June 1997
ISBN: 9780887308581
Number Of Pages: 336

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The creator of "Dilbert," the fastest-growing comic strip in the nation (syndicated in nearly 1000 newspapers), takes a look at corporate America in all its glorious lunacy. Lavishly illustrated with "Dilbert" strips, these hilarious essays on incompetent bosses, management fads, bewildering technological changes and so much more, will make anyone who has ever worked in an office laugh out loud in recognition.

The Dilbert Principle: The most ineffective workers will be systematically moved to the place where they can do the least damage -- management.

Since 1989, Scott Adams has been illustrating this principle each day, lampooning the corporate world through "Dilbert," his enormously popular comic strip. In Dilbert, the potato-shaped, abuse-absorbing hero of the strip, Adams has given voice to the millions of Americans buffeted by the many adversities of the workplace.

Now he takes the next step, attacking corporate culture head-on in this lighthearted series of essays. Packed with more than 100 hilarious cartoons, these 25 chapters explore the zeitgeist of ever-changing management trends, overbearing egos, management incompetence, bottomless bureaucracies, petrifying performance reviews, three-hour meetings, the confusion of the information superhighway and more. With sharp eyes, and an even sharper wit, Adams exposes -- and skewers -- the bizarre absurdities of everyday corporate life. Readers will be convinced that he must be spying on their bosses, "The Dilbert Principle" rings so true

Foreword: Big Openingp. ix
Introduction: Why Is Business So Absurd?p. 1
The Dilbert Principlep. 11
Humiliationp. 18
Business Communicationp. 35
Great Lies of Managementp. 51
Machiavellian Methodsp. 62
Employee Strategiesp. 91
Performance Reviewsp. 101
Pretending to Workp. 112
Swearing: The Key to Success for Womenp. 121
How to Get Your Wayp. 124
Marketing and Communicationsp. 131
Management Consultantsp. 151
Business Plansp. 162
Engineers, Scientists, Programmers, and Other Odd Peoplep. 170
Changep. 196
Budgetingp. 201
Salesp. 212
Meetingsp. 220
Projectsp. 227
ISO 9000p. 240
Downsizingp. 244
How to Tell If Your Company Is Doomedp. 264
Reengineeringp. 274
Team-Building Exercisesp. 280
Leadersp. 287
New Company Model: OA5p. 315
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ISBN: 9780887308581
ISBN-10: 0887308589
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 336
Published: 1st June 1997
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers (Australia) Pty Ltd
Country of Publication: AU
Dimensions (cm): 20.96 x 15.88  x 2.54
Weight (kg): 0.35