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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.
Condition exactly as advertised, and everything was legible.
As to the book itself - hilarious! If you've ever had an office job, you can relate.
Some things last a long time such as the pyramids...and office idiocy.
Assuming that the Pyramids are still there we can also assume that idiots will proliferate in... Read more
The graphics are so faint they are barely readable on the Kindle. They cannot be enlarged like the point size of the text either. Read morePublished 7 months ago by Amazon Customer
This was a good book chocked full of very applicable cartoons about the business world. I enjoyed it very much.Published 7 months ago by Janice L. Stalcup
If you can't believe what just have happened in your workplace, just read this book. You won't be surprised and shocked anymore. Read morePublished 7 months ago by wk
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 16 months ago by D. Little