Friday, October 31, 2014

Booknote: Build a Better Life by Stealing Office Supplies

Scott Adams, Build a Better Life by Stealing Office Supplies: Dogbert's Big Book of Business. Kansas City: Andrews & McMeel, 1991. 

This book is a riff on many business books out there. I always enjoy Dilbert books, even though they often hit close to home. A lot of Dilbert experiences speak to the librarian profession as well, and it's not complimentary. I often laugh and smile as I nod knowingly when I read a book like this. This book is no exception. It is not a perfect book, but it does have some good moments of humor.

A little of what the book offers. For example, in this volume, Dogbert deals with topics such as:

  • demagoguery (to stay on top, invent scapegoats and then lead the charge against them). 
  • suffering fools (learn to pity and tolerate them. By the way, we do have our share of fools in librarianship, but we don't really talk about that very much in this establishment). 
  • the rule of three (nothing productive ever happens with more than three people in a room. This one is very true). 
At any rate, this was a light, quick, and amusing read.

If you ask me, I'd give it three out of five stars.

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