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!...Continua
I couldn’t read all the book as I found it very boring and had no sympathy for the author/character
Lo han detto ed è vero. Anzi è ancora vero nonostante sia un libro di inizio anni 90 è ancora tutto attuale.
If you have ever worked in the land of the cubicle, this book is for you.
I was pleasantly surprised to pick up the book The Dilbert Principle from the Management section in the company library! In his book on mismanagement, Scott Adams gives us the view of corporate culture, bosses, budgets, meetings, projects, team-building exercises(!) and tens of such irritating stuff that bug most employees. Almost every statement he makes is substantiated with a strip from the Dilbert archives. In his prose, he is very tongue-in-cheek, provocative and funny. You can expect an average of 2 Dilbert strips or more per page (the book has 336 pages, do the math). Also, he quotes several of the emails he has received from his fans about the stupid acts of their bosses and management. In the end, he also proposes a new company model: OA5. The core principles being happy employees and efficiency. If you love Dilbert (either because you find it funny or because you actually live in a Dilbert-like workplace), you will laugh out while reading this book. Highly recommended reading!
The Dilbert Principle is:
The most ineffective workers are systematically moved to the place where they can do the least damage - management.