Friday, January 13, 2006

Booknote: Thriving on Vague Objectives

Title: Thriving on Vague Objectives: A Dilbert Book
Author: Scott Adams
Publication Information: Kansas City, MO: Andrews McMeel Publishing, 2005
ISBN: 0-7407-5533-1
128 pages
Genre: Humor
Subgenre: Comics, Workplace humor

If you are a Dilbert reader, then you will definitely enjoy this book. If you are not, than this is as good an introduction as any to Dilbert and his corporate world. In this volume, the workplace thrives on vague language as there is play on vaguely defined objectives (as if they are ever defined), goals, acronyms, and a lot of HR issues as well. Overall, as someone who has been reading Dilbert for a while, I have to say this book is good, but not as great as previous works. I don't think Adams is losing steam just yet, but some of his previous works just seem funnier. By the way, this is the book that contains the strip about dolphins and lawyers.

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