Book Reviews of The Dilbert Principle

The Dilbert Principle
The Dilbert Principle
Author: Scott Adams
ISBN-13: 9780752222875
ISBN-10: 0752222872
Publication Date: 1996
Pages: 336
  • Currently 4.3/5 Stars.

4.3 stars, based on 4 ratings
Publisher: Boxtree
Book Type: Hardcover
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many funny and insightful comments on life as a knowledge worker... cubicle life, rewarding idiots, compensation problems, incentivizing work, budgeting, etc with many related cartoons disbursed between quirky commentary and bulleted lists
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Dilbert? Could not be unfunny if he tried.
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Read by author. Abridgement approved by author. Very funny.
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Funny must-read for anyone who thinks works at a place where "they" are always thwarting advancement, civility and common sense.

Forget the Harvard MBA programs... every manager or supervisor (who wishes to not be referred to as a stupidvisor) should read and be tested on this prior to entering the workforce.
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Scott Adams' insight into the corporate work environment should be required reading for everyone who is in management, working their way into management, or studying to be in management. It's exactly what he says: a "cubicle's-eye view". And, of course, his Dilbert cartoons are ROFL. This book isn't just a cartoon book - it's as much text as cartoons, as Adams' explains his view of the many organization issues and problems he lampoons in his cartoons.
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Nice collection of Dilbert comics, good book.
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It's been years since I've read "The Dilbert Principle" but I remember how funny it is. Scott Adams says, at one point in the book, that he tries to come up with the most outlandish ideas and stories when he writes Dilbert and people tell them that those situations have actually happened! If you have ever worked in the corporate world, you'll recognize a lot of these funny stories, and you'll laugh out loud.
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A lighthearted approach to being a manager. Very good read for anyone who works in an office.
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Adams worked in a cubicle at Pacific Bell for nine years. From there he went on to pen the wildly popular cartoon Dilbert, which appears in over 700 newspapers. He is also the author of six Dilbert books (e.g., Bring Me the Head of Willy the Mailboy, Andrews & McMeel, 1995) and an electronic Dilbert newsletter, has a Web site on the Internet, and is a frequent speaker at business gatherings. His latest book of humorous essays and observations elaborates on the corporate scenarios depicted in his cartoons. The "Dilbert Principle" asserts that the most ineffective workers are systematically moved to the place where they can do the least damage: management. Chapters include such titles as "Machiavellian Methods," "Pretending To Work," and "Engineers, Scientists, Programmers, and Other Odd People." The book is replete with such advice as "Never walk down the hall without a document in your hand" and "The worth of any project is how it will sound on your resume." He stresses the importance of using the word paradigm as often as possible, discusses the value of computers in pretending to be busy, and recommends that workers awaiting performance reviews openly display copies of Soldier of Fortune magazine on their desks. This cynical, satirical, all-too-familiar glimpse of corporate life is unabashed management bashing and is very funny. Recommended for all humor and business collections.
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Cute book every office worker should read someday!
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My son really enjoyed listening to this cassette. He is a fan of Dilbert.
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it's Dilbert...of course it is fun!!!
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Series of essays about life in the corporate business world! Hits home to much!!
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Men love this humor.
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More hysterical insights from the "poster boy of corporate America" and sanity-savior of office dwellers around the world. Asks those important strategic questions, such as "Are idiots promoted because they have good hair?" and "Have bonuses been replaced with novelty items inscribed with the corporate logo?" If so, your company is using the Dilbert Principle!
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It's a readable and amusing book; but I don't see how to take Adams' business advice seriously, given how obviously he hates the business world. If everybody did exactly as he says we should, do you suppose he'd run out of things to mock, or things to bitch and moan about? I doubt it.
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Got this for my husband and he is finished with it.
He enjoys Dilbert.