Dilbert and the Way of the Weasel

Author: Scott Adams
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 9780060521493
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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.

The Way We Work

Author: Regina Fazio Maruca
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: 9780313338861
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Offers readers as many trends, definitions, and facts as possible about office culture in the United States.

Cynicism from Diogenes to Dilbert

Author: Ian Cutler
Publisher: McFarland
ISBN: 1476604894
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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.

Student Achievement Series Principles of Management

Author: Ricky W. Griffin
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 0618730788
Format: PDF
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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

I m Not Anti Business I m Anti Idiot

Author: Scott Adams
Publisher: Andrews McMeel Publishing
ISBN: 9780836251821
Format: PDF, Kindle
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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 Essential Engineer

Author: Henry Petroski
Publisher: Vintage
ISBN: 0307593207
Format: PDF
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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.

Die Kunst des erfolgreichen Scheiterns

Author: Scott Adams
Publisher: Redline Wirtschaft
ISBN: 3864146771
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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!

Polity

Author: Craig L. Carr
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Pub Inc
ISBN: 9780742548251
Format: PDF, Mobi
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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.

Casual Day Has Gone Too Far

Author: Scott Adams
Publisher: Andrews McMeel Publishing
ISBN: 1449424341
Format: PDF
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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.

Another Day in Cubicle Paradise

Author: Scott Adams
Publisher: Andrews McMeel Publishing
ISBN: 9780740721946
Format: PDF, Docs
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Dilbert and his co-workers--along with Dogbert, Catbert, and the boss--explore the mysteries of corporate America, from unusual personnel decisions and the worst meetings on record to schizoid secretaries and consultants from hell.