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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.
Dilbert is a great comic strip, and Scott Adams is a very funny guy.
If you want a great laugh or two, pick this book up at the library or bookstore and read the first two or three chapters.
If you look hard enough, you may even find a cartoon, that help you avoid experiencing the same Hell in your own office.
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 1 month 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 1 month 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 3 months ago by VeryBigNobody
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The book was wonderful as I expected, and I really enjoyed it.
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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 5 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 5 months ago by David Tigges
Scott Adams goes beyond the cartoons in The Dilbert Principle to present the experience and theory that informs his work.Published 8 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 11 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 11 months ago by Kristen J McPheron