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Or should that be anti-business advice? Scott Adams provides the hapless victim of re-engineering, rightsizing and Total Quality Management some strategies for fighting back, er, coping. Forced to work long hours, with no hope of a raise? Adams offers tips on maintaining parity in compensation. Along the way, Adams explains what ISO 9000 really is and assesses the irresistibility of female engineers.
The breath-taking cynicism of the strip should prepare readers for the author's no-holds-barred attack on management fads, large organizations, pointless bureaucracy and sadistic rule-makers who glory in control of office supplies. Readers of the on-line Dilbert Newsletter are familiar with the kind of e-mail Adams receives from his readers -- and may even have sent a few of those missives themselves. Along with illustrative strips, e-mail messages provide excruciating examples of corporate behavior which compel the reader to agree with Adams when he insists that "People are idiots".
The final chapter offers a model for would-be successful businesses to follow: the OA5 model. It's introduced with little fanfare, no outrageous promises and just the right amount of self-deprecation. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
Oh, dear god, this is funny and accurate. I enjoy this book as much as, if not much more than, the official management books I have read. Insightful, hilarious, and true. Read morePublished 3 months ago by D. Little
This book is so easy to relate to. My bosses are just like Dilbert's Pointy-Haired-Boss that it is almost like I'm living in a Dilbert strip.Published 3 months ago by Amanda A Haaland
The book starts out pretty good, with the jokes and analogies. In the middle, the comics do the jokes. At the end, well, the book drags and becomes a pain to read. Read morePublished 5 months ago by VeryBigNobody
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I have lived "the Dilbert Principle". Scott Adams is my hero for bringing these Corporate SNAFU's into the open! Read morePublished 8 months ago by Michael Windisch
"The Dilbert Principle" by Scott Adams is a light-hearted critique of various problems that businesspersons often run into. Read morePublished 8 months ago by Doktor Faustus
Scott Adams goes beyond the cartoons in The Dilbert Principle to present the experience and theory that informs his work.Published 11 months ago by Christopher Lutz
The start of the book was great, funny & witty, the end became a big of a drag. Worth the readPublished 13 months ago by Boo
I bought this book new, but it was a little beat-up (mainly the front flap). I was just expecting a product that didn't appear worn at all.Published 14 months ago by Kristen J McPheron