The Trouble With Dilbert: How Corporate Culture Gets the Last Laugh
The Trouble With Dilbert How Corporate Culture Gets the Last Laugh Author:Norman Solomon, Normam Solomon Cracks the code of Corporate America's Funniest Double Agent. Most readers assume Dilbert is on their side in a tough workaday world. But Dilbert is a fraud. Are you surprised that Dilbert's creator, Scott Adams, actually favors downsizing? Are you suspicious when Xerox uses Dilbert in its employee handbook as an offbeat sugary coating to hel... more »p the corporate medicine go down? Are you tired of the sweeping portrayal of office workers as lazy idiots? Of the running gags that stay inside the moat of the corporate castle? Do you worry when "rebellion" and "revolution" are redefined as the ability to overcome corporate bureaucracy to make more money for your boss? Do you wonder why Dilbert avoids tackling so many real problems at work? If you answered yes to any of the above, you'll find Norman Solomon's funny and brazen attack more refreshing than a trip to the water cooler.« less
Bob H. (buybobstamps) reviewed The Trouble With Dilbert: How Corporate Culture Gets the Last Laugh on
Dont buy this book if you a looking for more Dilbert humor. This book was not endorsed by Dilbert author Scott Adams nor his publisher. It is a somewhat tedious examination of the premise that Scott Adams actually endorses the corporate entities that he lampoons. Norman Solomons book is designed to expose Dilbert as just another corporate shill. It is an interesting read and will be of value to someone who wishes to fully explore the Dilbert phenomena, but this book was published in 1997 and its principal relevance is to that time period.
A critical review of the Dilbert comic strip. Is it really as "subversive" as people think? Does it really criticize corporate America or does it just use humor to make the corporate drones feel better about being corporate drones?