Dilbert Gives You the Business

Dilbert Gives You the Business

by Scott Adams


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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. Dilbert is universally recognized as the definitive source of office humor. What makes this 14th Dilbert book so unique is that it is a collection of the most popular strips requested by fans for reprints and downloads from Dilbert.com gathered together. Arranged by topics for quick reference, this hilarious book is the comprehensive Dilbert source 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, Dilbert speaks to millions of fans who toil in the corporate trenches. No matter how outrageous a tale he spins, Dilbert creator Scott Adams inserts sufficient nuggets of truth in every strip to keep his believers laughing. In part, that's because Dilbert is based on his own former corporate experiences-and is kept current by culling inspiration from the 350-plus E-mails he receives each day. Keep Dilbert Gives You the Business close at hand-as you would your phone book, Internet diversion tool, browser, and any other work.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780740700033
Publisher: Andrews McMeel Publishing
Publication date: 08/01/1999
Series: Dilbert Series , #14
Edition description: Original
Pages: 224
Sales rank: 488,281
Product dimensions: 8.60(w) x 11.00(h) x 0.60(d)
Age Range: 9 Years

About the Author

What started as a doodle has turned Scott Adams into a superstar of the cartoon world. Dilbert debuted on the comics page in 1989, while Adams was in the tech department at Pacific Bell. Adams continued to work at Pacific Bell until he was voluntarily downsized in 1995. He has lived in the San Francisco Bay Area since 1979.


Danville, California

Date of Birth:

June 8, 1957

Place of Birth:

Catskill, New York


B.A., Hartwick College, 1979; M.B.A., University of California, Berkeley, 1986

Table of Contents

 Jobs Bosses                                        5   
 Budgeting and Accounting                          27   
 Consulting                                        37   
 Engineers                                         48   
 Entrepreneurs and Venture Capitalists             58   
 Financial Advisors                                62   
 Human Resources                                   64   
 Information Services                              73   
 Interns and Co-ops                                77   
 ISO 9000 and 14000                                79   
 Lawyers                                           83   
 Marketing                                         88   
 Procurement                                       97   
 Programmers                                       97   
 Project Management                               106   
 Quality Assurance                                117  
 Retail and Service Jobs                          118   
 Safety                                           123   
 Sales                                            125   
 Secretaries                                      137   
 Security                                         143   
 Strategy and Planning                            145   
 Tech Support                                     147   
 Technical Writing                                152   
 Temps and Contract Employees                     156   
 Training                                         159 
 Job Impediments/Annoying Co-workers              163   
 Business Language                                172   
 Cubicles                                         178   
 Gender Relations                                 182   
 Incentives                                       187   
 Meetings and Presentations                       191   
 Mergers                                          198   
 Performance Reviews                              201   
 Policies                                         210   
 Reorganizations                                  212   
 Teamwork                                         215   
 Telecommuting                                    217   
 Travel                                           222 

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Dilbert Gives You the Business: A Dilbert Book 3.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 13 reviews.
readafew on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Dilbert, one of the funniest (because it's true) comics of all time. I would like to have the full collection of the comics. Maybe he could start by making a book of the first 5-6 years of Dilbert like the Farside or Calvin & Hobbs.
StormRaven on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Dilbert Gives You the Business is a compilation of business related Dilbert strips (which means that there is a lot of source material to draw upon). The strips are organized by topic - in two broad categories labelled "Jobs" and Job Impediments" which each have numerous subcategories arranged in alphabetical order ranging from Bosses and Annoying Co-Workers, to Training and Travel and covering almost all conceivable topics in between.The individual strips are, as usual for Dilbert, satirical jabs at the absurdity of the corporate world, lampooning every topic that comes up. Of course, the strips hold up so well because in many cases the satire is not very far from reality (in fact, several strips are marked "from a true story", and whether that is true or not, one believes that it could be). I suppose that there must be some companies out there that aren't like the cubicle hell that Adams portrays - after all, there must be some products actually produced and accordingly some people who actually work in an environment conducive to productivity - but I have not seen them.The only weakness of the book lies in a side effect of its organization. By organizing the various strips by topic, some strips seem to lose the context they would have if they were in the original order in which they were published. In many cases, it seems like strips that were originally published back to back are seperated by dozens of pages (because they address different business topics), and as a result, the strips presented can seem a bit disjointed, which could be disconcerting to some readers (although one might guess that effect might be at least partially intended). Still, the overall quality of the individual strips is high enough that this is a relatively minor point. For anyone who has ever worked for someone else, Dilbert Gives You the Business will be painfully funny. For pointy haired bosses, the book will probably just be painful.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I don't think nook was around in1999
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
There's online reviews for books on the B&N website, probably.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
While the comic itself is depressingly hilarious this book was clearly not made witjh thus device in mibd. Be prepared to squint.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Alot of the comics in this book are unreadable. But i also liked this book because it had 33 pages and never seemed to end. If you can read small print then this is a great deal.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The cartoons were scanned so small and so poory that they are nearly impossible to read on a nook
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Not for simple touch. Too small to read images.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
what would have made it better is if i bought it in hardcover and the pages didn't fall out
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book is cram pakced with strips about every aspect of office life. With everything from Human resources to job impediments. If you only buy 1 dilbert book suggest his one
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is the ultimate Dilbert book. If you like Dilbert and have an unending craving for it, this will finally end our hunger.
Guest More than 1 year ago
'Dilbert' is always hysterical, and usually right on the mark. In this compilation, Scott Adams sorts strips based on Jobs and Job Impediments. Some of the titles for the Job Impediments are funny enough by themselves. Recommended for all new 'Dilbert' fans, a must for anyone who has ever worked with imcompetent co-works and bosses.