Scott Adams examines even more bizarre and hilarious situations in the world of work with growing absurdity.In twenty-six provocative, illustrated chapters, Adams reveals the secrets of management in every company, including; swearing your ...
Author: Scott Adams
Publisher: Pan Macmillan
The Dilbert Principle is an inside view of bosses, meetings, management fads and other workplace afflictions. Scott Adams examines even more bizarre and hilarious situations in the world of work with growing absurdity.In twenty-six provocative, illustrated chapters, Adams reveals the secrets of management in every company, including; swearing your way to success, faking quality, trolls in the accounting department, humiliation as a management tool, selling bad products to stupid people and more! 'A roaring success' Daily Telegraph.
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.
Author: Scott Adams
Publisher: Harper Collins
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!
While also purporting to convey a fundamental truth, a principle is more general than a law and admits of the ... book The Dilbert Principle: A Cubicle's-Eye View of Bosses, Meetings, Management, Fads and Other Workplace Afflictions.
Author: Colin McNairn
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
What do “the whole kit and caboodle,” “the whole shebang,” “the whole megillah,” “the whole enchilada,” “the whole nine yards,” “the whole box and dice,” and “the full Monty” have in common? They’re all expressions that mean “the entire quantity,” and they’re all examples of the breadth and depth of the English-speaking world’s vocabulary. From the multitude of words and phrases in daily use, the author of this delightful exploration into what we say and why we say it zeroes in on those expressions and sayings and their variations that are funny, quirky, just plain folksy, or playfully dressed up in rhyme or alliteration. Some may have become clichés that, as it’s said with “tongue in cheek,” should be “avoided like the plague.” Others have been distorted, deemed politically incorrect, or shrouded in mystery and must bear some explanation. Among the topics the author delves into are expressions that shouldn’t be taken literally (“dressed to kill” and “kick the bucket”), foreign expressions that crept into English (“carte blanche,” “carpe diem,” and “que sera, sera”), phrases borrowed from print ads and TV commercials (“where there’s life, there’s Bud” and “where the rubber meets the road”), animal images (“a barrel of monkeys” and “chasing your tail”), and food and drink (“cast your bread upon the water,” “chew the fat,” “bottom’s up!”, and “drink as a lord”). Here’s a book for everyone who delights in the mysteries of language and the perfect gift for all the “wordies” in your life.
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Author: John Pearson
Publisher: Gospel Light Publications
Category: Business & Economics
In the most practical, humorous and fast-moving chapters you’ve ever read on business and non-profit leadership and management, this in-the-trenches management expert presents his 20 Management Buckets System for understanding and organizing your important mission. “When you don’t know what you don’t know,” says John Pearson (with 30 years of CEO experience), “the Law of Unintended Consequences will derail you every time.” Based on Pearson’s 48-hour Management Buckets Workshop Experience, Mastering the Management Buckets offers detailed implementation tools, including 99 practical takeaways that a leader could implement immediately, plus nine management breakthrough strategies. Learn how The People Bucket, The Donor Bucket, The Hoopla Bucket, The Customer Bucket and others can make or break your organization. For managers and leaders to use on their own, in weekly staff meetings, mentoring young leaders and managers and a host of other ways.
The Dilbert cartoon's first appearance in book form was The Dilbert Principle:A Cubicle's-Eye View of Bosses, Meetings, Management Fads & Workplace Afflictions. It is a wry, arch, affectionate and a-little-too-true-forcomfort look at ...
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Category: Business & Economics
The business world has changed beyond all recognition in recent years. New skills, insights, tools, technologies and best practice have emerged. The Capstone Encyclopaedia of Business brings all of this progress together, distilling the facts and essential information into one single volume. It represents the most up-to-date, authoritative and accessible guide to the modern business world available, providing a gateway to the state of the art in marketing, finance, strategy, leadership, people management and beyond. The Capstone Encyclopaedia of Business is organized alphabetically into over 1,000 entries covering the whole spectrum of business and management including: business terms - concepts - thinkers - practitioners organizations - brands - companies Each entry provides a sharp, incisive overview of the subject and, crucially, points to how the ideas can be put into practice. The Capstone Encyclopaedia of Business makes sense of the new world of business, embracing the best of the new and the most robust of the old. The first one-volume, accessibly-priced reference book for business in years. Kicks off this exciting new series and will anchor Capstone as the one stop shop for busy professionals. Key title in large promotion including web site and extract mailings. Internationally-recognized editorial board. Annual updates will occur making this a classic key title to keep on the shelves.
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Author: Carl Rhodes
Category: Business & Economics
This book challenges traditional organizational theory, looking to representations of work and organizations within popular culture and the ways in which these institutions have also been conceptualized and critiqued there. Through a series of essays, Rhodes and Westwood examine popular culture as a compelling and critical arena in which the complex and contradictory relations that people have with the organizations in which they work are played out. By articulating the knowledge in popular culture with that in theory, they provide new avenues for understanding work organizations as the dominant institutions in contemporary society. Rhodes and Westwood provide a critical review of how organizations are represented in various examples of contemporary popular culture. The book demonstrates how popular culture can be read as an embodiment of knowledge about organizations – often more compelling than those common to theory – and explores the critical potential of such knowledge and the way in which popular culture can reflect on the spirit of resistance, carnivalisation and rebellion.
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... for example, in the highly successful work of syndicated comic strip author Scott Adams (The Dilbert Principle: a cubicle's~eye view of bosses, meetings, management fads, and other workplace afflictions, Adams 1997).
Author: Liz Trinder
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Evidence-based practice is an idea whose time has come. Few concepts can have achieved the status of unchallengeable common sense in such a short space of time, and across such a broad range of professional activity. As yet there have been few opportunities to take stock and reflect on the evidence for evidence-based practice, or the implications of its adoption. How effective or feasible is it in medicine? Is it really different? What are the consequences of not basing practice on research? Can evidence-based practice be used in non-clinical settings, where practitioners must deal with the complexity of multi-problem individuals, families and organizations? This text introduces the key concept of Evidence-Based Practice and accounts for its emergence and rapid expansion within and beyond medicine. It then goes on to describe how evidence-based practice is being translated in key areas (medicine, nursing, mental health education and social welfare) while critically appraising the strengths and weaknesses of evidence-based practice as it applies in a range of fields of professional practice.
Boss to “Mr. Anderson” [Neo]: “You have a problem with authority. ... “The Dilbert Principle: A Cubicle's Eye View of Bosses, Meetings, Management Fads & Other Workplace Afflictions”: Boss to Dilbert: “Here's your new cubicle: the ...
Author: M. Scott Campbell
An intimate portrait of many of my best works from the last two decades: a collection of essays, pictures, lyrics and poetry... The essays range all across the philosophical wheel: a math proof attempt, discussions on metaphysics, sub-atomic physics, spirituality, sexuality, the dreaded modal fallacy, metaphor theory, social protest theory, music theory, cognition theory, consumerism, literature reviews, Project Management, Burkean pentad theory, visual censorship, and, well, many, many more... The Poems are, as many of you might realize, fairly fluid and abstract -- and speak truths from my heart and soul. Caveats: 1. I have been known to use the ""F"" word in some of my poetry -- just sayin', you have been warned... 2. Some of my essays are extremely controversial, as I tend to kick the elephant in the middle of the room from time to time... This would be a fantastic piece to set on your coffee table (unless, of course, you expect young children of a reading age to wander through unattended)...
The Dilbert Principle struck a chord – when Adams made a book out of it with cartoons and essays in A Cubicle's-Eye View of Bosses, Meetings, Management Fads and Other Workplace Afflictions, his book The Dilbert Principle shot to the ...
Author: Martin Hannan
Publisher: Kings Road Publishing
Did you know that Maria Ann Smith was genuinely a grandmother who died not knowing that she had given the world one of the best varieties of apple? Or that the word tawdry, meaning tacky or tasteless, has its origins in the fate of a seventh-century Saxon princess, Etheldreda, who was canonised and became St Audrey? Or that when we say Fanny Adams, meaning nothing, this expression is derived from the tragic fate of a real little girl who was murdered in a most horrible fashion? An eponym is a word derived from the name of a real, fictional or mythical character or person and is one of the most fascinating examples of how the English language gains new words. Harvey Wallbangers and Tam O'Shanters takes a colourful look at the phenomenon that is the eponym and, for the first time, gathers together the stories of the people behind the words that have passed into our everyday vocabulary.This entertaining and informative book is packed with eponyms from across the worlds of literature, history, medicine, religion, politics, science, nature and cuisine. And there are more of them out there then you might think! From a Harvey Wallbanger to a Wellington Boot; from a Catherine Wheel to a Caesar Salad, there's something for everyone.