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Dilbert gives you the business
Adams, Scott, 1957-
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Uniform Title:
Dilbert. Selections
Publication Information:
Kansas City, Mo. : Andrews McMeel Pub., [1999]

Physical Description:
224 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm.

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PN6727.A3 D5527 1999 Adult Non-Fiction Open Shelf
PN6727.A3 D5527 1999 Adult Non-Fiction Open Shelf
PN6727.A3 D5527 1999 Adult Non-Fiction Open Shelf
PN6727.A3 D5527 1999 Adult Non-Fiction Open Shelf

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Everyone who reads DILBERT and works in an office will appreciate this collection,Dilbert Gives You the Business.Creator Scott Adams tells it like it is through the insane business world inhabited by Dilbert. If frustration and lunacy are an inevitable part of your workday, appropriate measures must be taken immediately. Andrews McMeel has the perfect antidote to your workplace stress.Dilbertis universally recognized as the definitive source of office humor. What makes this 14thDilbertbook so unique is that it is a collection of the most popular strips requested by fans for reprints and downloads from gathered together. Arranged by topics for quick reference, this hilarious book is the comprehensiveDilbertsource book, sure to alleviate work burnout.Packed within these colorful pages, fans will find all their favorite characters, including Dilbert, as he encounters daily issues from delegating to decision-making, trade shows to telecommuting, and downsizing to annoying coworkers. It's business as usual for the Dilbert clan. . . . Dilbert is continually updating his resume, Dogbert continues his pursuit of world domination, Wally strives to do the least amount of work possible, and Alice is eternally frustrated by the Boss. Welcome to the all-too-familiar world of Dilbert-the lowly engineer who has become an icon for oppressed and burntout workers everywhere!The most popular business-oriented cartoon in the world,Dilbertspeaks to millions of fans who toil in the corporate trenches. No matter how outrageous a tale he spins,Dilbertcreator Scott Adams inserts sufficient nuggets of truth in every strip to keep his believers laughing. In part, that's becauseDilbertis based on his own former corporate experiences-and is kept current by culling inspiration from the 350-plus E-mails he receives each day. KeepDilbert Gives You the Businessclose at hand-as you would your phone book, Internet diversion tool, browser, and any other work.

Author Notes

Scott Adams, Cartoonist Scott Adams was born and raised in Windham, New York in the Catskill Mountains. He received a B.A. in economics from Hartwick College, Oneonta, NY and an MBA from the University of California, Berkeley. He is also a certified hypnotist.

Adams worked in a bank for eight years and, while a bank teller, was robbed twice at gunpoint. He also worked for Pacific Bell for nine years and describes both jobs as "humiliating and low paying jobs." It was during this time, that Adams created the character Dilbert. He was entertaining himself during meetings by drawing insulting cartoons of his co-workers and bosses. In 1988, he mailed some sample comic strips featuring Dilbert to some major cartoon syndicates. He was offered a contract and Dilbert was launched in approximately fifty papers in 1989.

Adams began working on Dilbert full time as well as speaking, writing, doing interviews, and designing artwork for licensed products. Dilbert is published in over 1,200 newspapers and has a hard cover business book called "The Dilbert Principle."

(Bowker Author Biography)

Table of Contents

Bossesp. 5
Budgeting and Accountingp. 27
Consultingp. 37
Engineersp. 48
Entrepreneurs and Venture Capitalistsp. 58
Financial Advisorsp. 62
Human Resourcesp. 64
Information Servicesp. 73
Interns and Co-opsp. 77
ISO 9000 and 14000p. 79
Lawyersp. 83
Marketingp. 88
Procurementp. 97
Programmersp. 97
Project Managementp. 106
Quality Assurancep. 117
Retail and Service Jobsp. 118
Safetyp. 123
Salesp. 125
Secretariesp. 137
Securityp. 143
Strategy and Planningp. 145
Tech Supportp. 147
Technical Writingp. 152
Temps and Contract Employeesp. 156
Trainingp. 159
Job Impediments
Annoying Co-workersp. 163
Business Languagep. 172
Cubiclesp. 178
Gender Relationsp. 182
Incentivesp. 187
Meetings and Presentationsp. 191
Mergersp. 198
Performance Reviewsp. 201
Policiesp. 210
Reorganizationsp. 212
Teamworkp. 215
Telecommutingp. 217
Travelp. 222