The Dilbert Principle

The Dilbert Principle

A Cubicle's-eye View of Bosses, Meetings, Management Fads & Other Workplace Afflictions

Book - 1996
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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!

Publisher: New York : HarperBusiness, c1996
ISBN: 9780887307874
0887307876
Branch Call Number: 817.54 ADA
Characteristics: viii, 336 p. :,ill. ;,22 cm

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FindingJane Jun 23, 2016

Life in the workplace is hell—unless Scott Adams is in the next cubicle. This is his early work but it’s still as hilarious and bite-your-lip funny as it was when it was first penned. Attended by his famous drawings of the pointy-haired boss, the triangle-headed acid-tongued co-worker and the bald geek who only lives for coffee and extended work breaks, Mr. Adams shows exactly what is wrong with most business offices and how the employees in them cope. He turned this idea into a winning comic strip series, making himself a household name and fabulously rich…and justifiably so.

We might not make it as big as Mr. Adams did but you can’t help but applaud his success. If you’re stuck in that cubicle, take one of his strips out and tack it onto the gray matted walls. Just don’t let your boss see it.

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