Dilbert and the Way of the Weasel

A Guide to Outwitting Your Boss, Your Coworkers, and the Other Pants-Wearing Ferrets in Your Life

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Author: Scott Adams

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 006052149X

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 368

View: 4212

Back after a four–year hiatus, New York Times bestselling author Scott Adams presents an outrageous look at work, home and everyday life in his new book, Dilbert and the Way of the Weasel. Building on Dilbert's theory that 'All people are idiots', Adams now says, 'All people are idiots. And they are also weasels.' Just ask anyone who worked at Enron. In this book, Adams takes a look into the Weasel Zone, the giant grey area between good moral behaviour and outright felonious activities. In the Weasel Zone, where most people reside, everything is misleading, but not exactly a lie. Building on his popular comic strip, Adams looks into work, home and everyday life and exposes the way of the weasel for everyone to see. With appearances from all the regular comic strip characters, Adams and Dilbert are at the top of their game – master satirists who expose the truth while making us laugh our heads off.

I'm Not Anti-Business, I'm Anti-Idiot

A Dilbert Collection

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Author: Scott Adams

Publisher: Andrews McMeel Publishing

ISBN: 9780836251821

Category: Humor

Page: 128

View: 4736

A hilarious new collection voices the opinions of Dilbert and his downtrodden co-workers amidst turmoil in the workplace as they strive to get the better of upper management and are inspired by actual fan letters detailing unbelievable work experiences. Original. 600,000 first printing.

The Way We Work

An Encyclopedia of Business Culture

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Author: Regina Fazio Maruca

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780313338861

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 492

View: 7020

Offers readers as many trends, definitions, and facts as possible about office culture in the United States.

Casual Day Has Gone Too Far

A Dilbert Book

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Author: Scott Adams

Publisher: Andrews McMeel Publishing

ISBN: 1449424341

Category: Humor

Page: 128

View: 5852

When Dilbert first appeared in newspapers across the country in 1989, office workers looked around suspiciously. Was its creator, Scott Adams, a pen name for someone who worked amongst them? After all, the humor was just too eerily funny and familiar. Since then, Dilbert has become more than a cartoon character. He's become an office icon. In Another Day in Cubicle Paradise Dilbert and his cohorts, Dogbert, Catbert, Ratbert, and the pointy-haired boss, once again entertain with their cubicle humor. From bizarre personnel decisions to meetings gone bad, from schizoid secretaries to consultants from hell, Another Day in Cubicle Paradise provides a way to get all those darn comic strips off the breakroom bulletin board.

Polity

political culture and the nature of politics

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Author: Craig L. Carr

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Pub Inc

ISBN: 9780742548251

Category: Philosophy

Page: 245

View: 340

This book introduces readers to politics by exploring the cultural foundations of American political ideals and understandings. The author discusses the basic values of America's political inheritance in order to identify the common political vision that unites the country and forms a common polity. Special emphasis is given to the way American political ideals inform the institutional commitments characteristic of American politics, and to the spirit of social justice that flows from the American concern for equal freedom. Carr highlights political culture, rather than government institutions, as the key to gaining a full understanding of political life.

Die Kunst des erfolgreichen Scheiterns

Was wir vom Dilbert-Erfinder lernen können

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Author: Scott Adams

Publisher: Redline Wirtschaft

ISBN: 3864146771

Category: Self-Help

Page: 336

View: 9807

Berühmt wurde er durch seine kultigen Dilbert-Comics und -Bücher, die den Wahnsinn im Büroalltag pointiert auf die Schippe nehmen und treffend skizzieren. Doch wie kam Scott Adams auf seinen Stoff, seine Geschichten und seine Figuren? Und wie konnte er mit einem mundlosen Cartoon-Helden so erfolgreich werden? Die Antworten liegen in seiner eigenen Lebensauffassung, die er hier schildert. Und so beschreibt Adams mit dem für ihn typischen Humor, worin er überall gescheitert ist und welche Lehre er für sich daraus zog: Ziele sind etwas für Versager und nur Systeme machen einen zum Sieger. Ein Beispiel: Abnehmen zu wollen, ist ein Ziel. Aber sich gesünder zu ernähren, ist ein System. Diese und viele andere Einsichten führten Adams über viele spannende Umwege letztendlich zu seinem Welterfolg. Eine vergnügliche Geschichte über eine ungewöhnliche Laufbahn – nicht nur für Dilbert-Fans ein Muss, sondern für jeden, der herausfinden möchte, wie auch ein Versager erfolgreich sein kann!

The Trouble with Dilbert

How Corporate Culture Gets the Last Laugh

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Author: Norman Solomon

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 101

View: 3168

Argues that the Dilbert comic strip actually promotes negative images of employees and reinforces the positions of management

Student Achievement Series: Principles of Management

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Author: Ricky W. Griffin

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 0618730788

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 488

View: 5904

Student Achievement Series: Principles of Management is an innovative textbook program developed in partnership with professors and students to meet the learning, study, and assessment goals necessary for student success. Through extensive research and fo

Dilbert - A Treasury Of Sunday Strips: Version 00

A Dilbert Book

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Author: Scott Adams

Publisher: Andrews McMeel Publishing

ISBN: 9780740705311

Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page: 224

View: 904

Presents a collection of five years worth of "Dilbert" Sunday comic strips, many of which have never appeared before outside the Sunday papers.

Skyscrapers, Hemlines and the Eddie Murphy Rule

Life's Hidden Laws, Rules and Theories

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Author: Philip Gooden

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1472915038

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 224

View: 8781

What is the shade of difference between Sod's Law and Murphy's Law? What is the Helsinki Bus Station Theory? What part do the McNaughton Rules and the Miranda Law play in criminal justice? Plenty of books claim to tell you how to succeed in life, love or business with infallible sets of guidelines and self-help principles, but have nothing to say about the laws - often hidden ones - which really govern our lives. Skyscrapers, Hemlines and the Eddie Murphy Rule is an anthology of the many quirky, useful or entertaining rules and principles, which, if they are well known, crop up without explanation or, if confined to specialist circles, deserve to be more widely understood and appreciated. Here is a deliberately diverse scrapbook of the attempts to provide a system and an explanation, whether serious or humorous, eccentric or plain mischievous, for human activity across politics, science, sport, economics, the Internet, work, and life itself.

The Essential Engineer

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Author: Henry Petroski

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: 0307593207

Category: Science

Page: 288

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From the acclaimed author of The Pencil and To Engineer Is Human, The Essential Engineer is an eye-opening exploration of the ways in which science and engineering must work together to address our world’s most pressing issues, from dealing with climate change and the prevention of natural disasters to the development of efficient automobiles and the search for renewable energy sources. While the scientist may identify problems, it falls to the engineer to solve them. It is the inherent practicality of engineering, which takes into account structural, economic, environmental, and other factors that science often does not consider, that makes engineering vital to answering our most urgent concerns. Henry Petroski takes us inside the research, development, and debates surrounding the most critical challenges of our time, exploring the feasibility of biofuels, the progress of battery-operated cars, and the question of nuclear power. He gives us an in-depth investigation of the various options for renewable energy—among them solar, wind, tidal, and ethanol—explaining the benefits and risks of each. Will windmills soon populate our landscape the way they did in previous centuries? Will synthetic trees, said to be more efficient at absorbing harmful carbon dioxide than real trees, soon dot our prairies? Will we construct a “sunshade” in outer space to protect ourselves from dangerous rays? In many cases, the technology already exists. What’s needed is not so much invention as engineering. Just as the great achievements of centuries past—the steamship, the airplane, the moon landing—once seemed beyond reach, the solutions to the twenty-first century’s problems await only a similar coordination of science and engineering. Eloquently reasoned and written, The Essential Engineer identifies and illuminates these problems—and, above all, sets out a course for putting ideas into action. From the Trade Paperback edition.

When Did Ignorance Become a Point of View

A Dilbert Book

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Author: Scott Adams

Publisher: Andrews McMeel Publishing

ISBN: 1449424384

Category: Humor

Page: 128

View: 8262

Scott Adams still has the corporate world guffawing about the adventures of nerdy Dilbert and his power-hungry companion, Dogbert, plus Ratbert and the pointy-haired boss, as they make their way through the travails of modern work life. Only a cartoonist with been-there-endured-that experience could make us laugh so hard. When Did Ignorance Become a Point of View? captures it all, even those Sunday strips that make it into the office each Monday morning.

Another Day in Cubicle Paradise

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Author: Scott Adams

Publisher: Andrews McMeel Publishing

ISBN: 1449424287

Category: Humor

Page: 128

View: 7223

When Dilbert first appeared in newspapers across the country in 1989, office workers looked around suspiciously. Was its creator, Scott Adams, a pen name for someone who worked amongst them? After all, the humor was just too eerily funny and familiar. Since then, Dilbert has become more than a cartoon character. He's become an office icon. In Another Day in Cubicle Paradise Dilbert and his cohorts, Dogbert, Catbert, Ratbert, and the pointy-haired boss, once again entertain with their cubicle humor. From bizarre personnel decisions to meetings gone bad, from schizoid secretaries to consultants from hell, Another Day in Cubicle Paradise provides a way to get all those darn comic strips off the breakroom bulletin board.

Work

The Wally Way

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Author: Scott Adams

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780752217383

Category: Dilbert (Fictitious character)

Page: 48

View: 3578

A Dilbert cartoon about getting ahead at work by working the Wally Way. Dilbert's cynical colleague gives all the tips for getting ahead whilst ensuring that co-workers don't. Wally's years of experience show how to avoid unpleasant projects and boring meetings.

Cynicism from Diogenes to Dilbert

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Author: Ian Cutler

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 1476604894

Category: Social Science

Page: 235

View: 1594

Cynicism began as a school of philosophy that was largely inspired by Socrates and often decried by popular commentators as a social pathology, a nihilistic rebellion against the foundations of civilization. Modern definitions of the cynic describe an individual who is negative and sarcastic, violently opposed to established authority and social convention, and dedicated to existentialism. This book attempts to vindicate cynicism, arguing that it is both a progressive approach to social dilemmas and an enlightened understanding of the human condition. Chapter One establishes the foundations of classical Greek cynicism, while later chapters illustrate the varied faces of the cynic phenomenon in the persons of such disparate characters as Machiavelli, Nietzsche, Diogenes, the Dadaists, George Bataille, Samuel Beckett, Auberon Waugh, the creators of South Park, and others. Nietzsche is portrayed as the most important representative of both classical and postmodern cynicism, as well as the pivotal link between the two. The book focuses on significant periods of historical change, such as the Renaissance, and the historical cynics responsible for several seminal social ideas, including cosmopolitanism (citizenship of the world), asceticism (personal growth through self-testing), and parrhesia (finding one’s voice in the presence of tyrannical forces). The author claims that aspects of Greek cynicism are present in contemporary society, offering a positive strategy for living in a hostile world.

How to Fail at Almost Everything and Still Win Big

Kind of the Story of My Life

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Author: Scott Adams

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0698144627

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 256

View: 6635

Blasting clichéd career advice, the contrarian pundit and creator of Dilbert recounts the humorous ups and downs of his career, revealing the outsized role of luck in our lives and how best to play the system. Scott Adams has likely failed at more things than anyone you’ve ever met or anyone you’ve even heard of. So how did he go from hapless office worker and serial failure to the creator of Dilbert, one of the world’s most famous syndicated comic strips, in just a few years? In How to Fail at Almost Everything and Still Win Big, Adams shares the game plan he’s followed since he was a teen: invite failure in, embrace it, then pick its pocket. No career guide can offer advice that works for everyone. As Adams explains, your best bet is to study the ways of others who made it big and try to glean some tricks and strategies that make sense for you. Adams pulls back the covers on his own unusual life and shares how he turned one failure after another—including his corporate career, his inventions, his investments, and his two restaurants—into something good and lasting. There’s a lot to learn from his personal story, and a lot of entertainment along the way. Adams discovered some unlikely truths that helped to propel him forward. For instance: • Goals are for losers. Systems are for winners. • “Passion” is bull. What you need is personal energy. • A combination of mediocre skills can make you surprisingly valuable. • You can manage your odds in a way that makes you look lucky to others. Adams hopes you can laugh at his failures while discovering some unique and helpful ideas on your own path to personal victory. As he writes: “This is a story of one person’s unlikely success within the context of scores of embarrassing failures. Was my eventual success primarily a result of talent, luck, hard work, or an accidental just-right balance of each? All I know for sure is that I pursued a conscious strategy of managing my opportunities in a way that would make it easier for luck to find me.”

Dilbert

When Body Language Goes Bad

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Author: Scott Adams

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780752224916

Category: Caricatures and cartoons

Page: 128

View: 3150

This collection of cartoons is a source of comic relief for anyone who has ever set foot in an office, heard the words empowerment and downsizing, or held a day-to-day job in the business world.

Das Dilbert-Prinzip

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Author: Scott Adams

Publisher: Redline Wirtschaft

ISBN: 3864140137

Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page: 336

View: 5895

Ausgehend vom Prinzip: Die unfähigsten Mitarbeiter werden systematisch in die Position versetzt, in der sie am wenigsten Schaden anrichten können - ins Management, schildert Scott Adams das Innenleben großer Unternehmen und die dort alltäglichen Absurditäten. Mit spitzer Feder und ironischer Distanz analysiert er die verschiedensten Themen des heutigen Büroalltags: Meetings, Downsizing, Teamarbeit, die großen Lügen des Managements, Projektmanagement, Budgetierung, Marketing, ISO 9000. Die satirischen Analysen sind angereichert mit einer Unzahl Cartoons seines Helden Dilbert, der die Konsequenzen des modernen Management auf seinen Büroalltag am eigenen Leib erleben muß. Alle 26 Kapitel rundet Adams mit Briefen leidgeprüfter Angestellter ab, deren tatsächliche Erlebnisse den Abenteuern Dilberts in nichts nachstehen. Eine höchst unterhaltsames Spiegelbild der nackten Wirklichkeit in den Unternehmen.