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The Big Book of Humorous Training Games: Dozens of Games for Popular Training Topics, from Customer Service to Time Management
Doni Tamblyn
0071357807
June 2000
Paperback
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Book Description
To produce changes that last beyond the classroom, training games must engage restless audiences, keep them interested and make learning fun! The Big Book of Humorous Training Games uses witty, engaging games to create memorable lessons in numerous basic training topics, including customer service, teambuilding, creative problem solving, time management, and more. Step-by-step instructions work with dozens of reproducible handouts and worksheets help trainers and speakers minimize preparation time and maximized training success.

Book Info
Provides step-by-step directions that will help new and veteran trainers infuse their workshops with humor, fun, and creativity. Includes theoretical backgrounds, an introduction for each activity, directions, handouts, questions, and...


Dilbert
Scott Adams
0740753029
July 2005
Calendar
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Stooples
Kevin Reifler
0312340869
Oct 2005
Paperback
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Review
"We want our advance money back."
---St. Martin's Press

“Excellent reading while crossing the Delaware.”
---George Washington

“I thought it was something to eat. Please pass the popcorn.”
---Roger Ebert

“Not as fun as self-stimulation, but titillating nonetheless.”
---Dr. Ruth Westheimer


Dilbert Gives You the Business
Scott Adams
0740740717
August 2003
Hardcover
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Rome, Inc.: The Rise and Fall of the First Multinational Corporation (Enterprise)
Stanley Bing
0393060268
March 15, 2006
Hardcover
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From Publishers Weekly
Starred Review. Fortune columnist Bing (Sun-Tzu Was a Sissy) condenses the 1,200-year history of Rome into a slim, wildly entertaining satire for businessmen, particularly those who happen to be fans of HBO's Rome. Irreverent without ever slipping into Dave Barry–style logical anarchy, the volume renders epic history in corporate-speak, providing enough substance and insight along the way to keep readers' attention. As Bing notes, much of Roman history consists of "wars, wars and more wars," and he skips over big chunks of it. "I give up," he shrugs, focusing instead on the decisions and personalities of the colorful leaders, from Romulus to Caligula. Most interesting are the author's discourses on why Rome's "corporate strategy" worked so well for so long ("corporations willing to kill people do better...


Piled Higher and Deeper: A Graduate Student Comic Strip Collection
Jorge Cham
0972169504
June 2002
Paperback
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Graham, University of Warwick
I love "PHD." It's the only thing I've seen that captures everything about being a PhD student!

Mark, Oxford University
That is the funniest thing I have ever read. The pictures are great and the character development is so epic.

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The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat
Oliver Sacks
0684853949
January 1985
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From Publishers Weekly
A neurologist who claims to be equally interested in disease and people, Sacks (Awakenings, etc.) explores neurological disorders with a novelist's skill and an appreciation of his patients as human beings. These cases, some of which have appeared in literary or medical publications, illustrate the tragedy of losing neurological facultiesmemory, powers of visualization, word-recognitionor the also-devastating fate of those suffering an excess of neurological functions causing such hyper states as chorea, tics, Tourette's syndrome and Parkinsonism. Still other patients experience organically based hallucinations, transports, visions, etc., usually deemed to be psychic in nature. The science of neurology, Sacks charges, stresses the abstract and computerized at the expense of judgment and emotional depthsin his...


Flying by the Seat of My Pants
Marsha Marks
1578566991
May 2005
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Book Description
Take a look at life from behind the beverage cart.

“They asked me to be groomed, be kind, and show up on time; it was too much pressure.”
“It was like being a waitress, only I was hurtling through space and wound up in Paris.”
“I thought it would be funny to climb into the overhead bin. How did I know the President of the United States would be on the flight that day?”

Where flight attendant Marsha Marks goes, funny things happen, and she tells them all in this hilarious and insightful chronicle of her career as a naive flight attendant and a struggling author. From missed flights to missing uniforms, miracle babies to indecipherable southern accents, Flying by the Seat of My Pants is a laugh-out-loud reminder of what is important and what keeps us...


The Fluorescent Light Glistens Off Your Head: A Dilbert Collection
Scott Gerard (Francis Gera Adams
0740751131
May 2005
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Book Description
The notion that Dilbert creator Scott Adams has secretly bugged every office, cubicle, and conference room in America-a belief widely held by Dilbert fans-has been debunked by pointy-haired experts. This discovery leads to an even more sinister yet inescapable conclusion: that the lunacy you thought was unique to your workplace is spreading with a viral malignancy across the nation's business landscape. Yes, the Corporate America brand of insanity has garnered a majority market share among white-collar managers and so-called leaders at companies large and small. Product features (let's not call them "benefits") of this insanity include inflated executive salaries, irrelevant performance objectives, insipid management fads, inscrutable e-mail, interminable meetings, and oppressive work environments. Dilbert is the...


Who Stole My Cheese
Ilene Hochberg
0762412364
June 2003
Hardcover
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Nuts!: Southwest Airlines' Crazy Recipe for Business and Personal Success
Kevin Freiberg
0767901843
January 1998
Paperback
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From Publishers Weekly
Southwest Airlines began operating in 1971 with four planes serving three cities and with revenues of $2 million. In 1995, the company had 224 planes serving 45 cities and revenues of almost $3 billion. Moreover, the company has made a profit every year since 1973, one of the few airlines that can make that claim. The authors, a husband and wife who are partners in a San Diego consulting firm, attribute much of Southwest's success to the willingness of its management, led by chairman Herb Kelleher, to be innovative. Southwest's primary operating philosophy is low fares and lots of flights. To make this formula work, Southwest management has created a culture where employees are treated as the company's number one asset. The Freibergs list a number of things the airline management does to benefit its employees,...


When Did Ignorance Become a Point of View
Scott Adams
0740718398
Sept 2000
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Book Description
Scott Adams still has the corporate world guffawing about the adventures of nerdy Dilbert and his power-hungry companion, Dogbert, plus Ratbert and the pointy-haired boss, as they make their way through the travails of modern work life. Only a cartoonist with been-there-endured-that experience could make us laugh so hard. Over 150 million fans across 65 countries cannot get enough of Adams' glib office humor. When Did Ignorance Become a Point of View? captures it all, even those Sunday strips that make it into the office each Monday morning.


Hard Sell : The Evolution of a Viagra Salesman
Jamie Reidy
0740750399
March 1, 2005
Hardcover
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Book Description
Jamie Reidy is to the pharmaceutical business what Jerry Maguire was to professional sports and Frank Abagnale (Catch Me If You Can) was to bank fraud. He's the guy who's been there, done that, and walked away with the insider stories. You'll find yourself rooting for Reidy and at the same time, you'll be shocked by the realities of the world that paid his salary. Hard Sell is a witty exposé of an industry that touches nearly everyone in contemporary America. It reveals the questionable practices of drug reps, nurses, and even physicians. Reidy traces his ups and downs as a rep for giant drug manufacturer Pfizer, maker of some of the most widely prescribed and used drugs in existence, including Viagra. With equal parts self-confidence and self-mockery, Reidy tells it like it is in the drug-selling trenches that...


Speaker's Library of Business Stories, Anecdotes, and Humor
Joe Griffith
076071956X
April 2000
Hardcover
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Thriving on Vague Objectives: A Dilbert Book
Scott Adams
0740755331
November 2005
Paperback
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Book Description
Dilbert and the gang are back for this 26th collection, Thriving on Vague Objectives. Adams has his finger on the pulse of cubicle dwellers across the globe. No one delivers more laughs or captures the reality of the 9 to 5 worker better than Dilbert, Dogbert, Catbert, and a cast of stupefying office stereotypes-which is why there are approximately 150 million fans of the Dilbert comic strip. Dilbert is a techno-man stuck in a dead-end job (sound familiar?). Power-mad Dogbert strives to take over the world and enslave the humans. The most intelligent person in Dilbert's world is his trash collector, who knows everything about everything. Artist and creator Scott Adams started Dilbert as a doodle when he worked as a bank teller. He continued doodling when he was upgraded to a cubicle for a major telecommunications...


Brit-Think, Ameri-Think : A Transatlantic Survival Guide, Revised Edition
Jane Walmsley
0142001341
February 25, 2003
Paperback
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From Publishers Weekly
An American broadcaster and journalist who lives in London with her British husband, Walmsley observes that Yanks and Brits have distinctly different "attitudes and aspirations." Here she catalogues some of those differences, and the subjects include pets ("What Joan Collins is to Yanks' fantasies, sheepdogs are to Brits' "); humor ("The vastly popular Johnny Carson Show laid a U.K. egg"); sports (cricket is "an exercise of such subtlety that only life long devotees can tell when the ball is actually in play"); consumerism ("British salespeople are very attached to merchandise and try hard to keep it in the store"); and public appeal ("To succeed in America, you have to be 'cute' "). Walmsley also covers sex, death, religion, war, television and ice cream ("the Great Levelerthe Yank version of pubs"). This is a...


The Worst-Case Scenario Survival Handbook
Joshua Piven
0811835758
Mar 2003
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From Publishers Weekly
The latest addition to this wildly popular series continues-surprisingly-to display the wit, style and plain-old smart-ass insight of its multiple predecessors. The secret to Piven's and Borgenicht's success seems to be in maintaining, at all costs, a dead-pan and practical approach to survival techniques in ever-wilder scenarios (though, considering that these are "survival" guides, wilder in this case actually means increasingly mundane). Thus, in this volume-based on the assumption that we spend "so much time in the work environment that the odds are staggering that something is going to go wrong while you are there"-the authors provide precise instructions on how to survive working in a cubicle, being trapped in a bathroom or walk-in freezer, and getting caught "slacking" ("Blame your browser" is one...


Seuss-isms for Success (Life Favors(TM))
Tom Peters
0679894772
April 20, 1999
Hardcover
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Book Review
Looking for a laugh after a hard day of corporate takeovers? Seuss-isms for Success is chock full of clever quips on topics from micromanagement to market speculation. Didn't know Dr. Seuss wrote about the business world, did you? You'll be surprised at just how well his simple rhymes have adapted. In this pocket-sized hardcover, perfect for tucking into a desk drawer, you're sure to find a quick comeback for any naysayer, like "if I wait long enough, if I'm patient and cool, who knows what I'll catch in McElligot's pool." Just right for a recent MBA or graduate, these Seussisms will keep you smiling no matter how irritated you are with your boss. --Jill Lightner

Review
"Since business is life, who better to guide and amuse us than Dr. Seuss!" -- Tom Peters, September...


Candyfreak
Steve Almond
0156032937
Apr 2005
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Book Review
Picture a magical, sugar-fueled road trip with Willy Wonka behind the wheel and David Sedaris riding shotgun, complete with chocolate-stained roadmaps and the colorful confetti of spent candy wrappers flying in your cocoa powder dust. If you can imagine such a manic journey--better yet, if you can imagine being a hungry hitchhiker who's swept through America's forgotten candy meccas: Philadelphia (Peanut Chews), Sioux City (Twin Bing), Nashville (Goo Goo Cluster), Boise (Idaho Spud) and beyond--then Candyfreak: A Journey through the Chocolate Underbelly of America, Steve Almond's impossible-to-put down portrait of regional candy makers and the author's own obsession with all-things sweet, would be your Fodor's guide to this gonzo tour.

With the aptly named Almond (don't even think of bringing up the Almond Joy...



Post-it Notes Book: 219 Ingenious, Creative, Practical and Simply Preposterous Ways of Using Post-it Notes
The Post-it Notes Team (Editor)
0743284313
December 2005
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Book Description
Post-it® Ideas That Stick is a collection of clever ideas from users of Post-it® Notes. From all corners of the world, fans of these fantastically versatile notes sent us their favorite tips and tricks for using them. We're happy to share them with you here.


Working Wounded: Advice That Adds Insight to Injury
Bob Rosner
0641508948

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Random Acts of Management
Scott Adams
0740704532
Mar 2000
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Book Description
In Random Acts of Management, cartoonist Scott Adams offers sardonic glimpses once again into the lunatic office life of DILBERT, Dogbert, Wally, and others, as they work in an all-too-believably ludicrous setting filled with incompetent management, incomprehensible project acronyms, and minuscule raises. Everyone, it seems, identifies with DILBERT, who struggles to navigate the constant tribulations of absurd company policies and idiot management strategies. Syndicated since 1989, DILBERT appears in more than 1,900 newspapers in fifty-seven countries. DILBERT also appears in his own weekly television show, and on calendars, greeting cards, and Dilberitos.

About the Author
Cartoonist Scott Adams spent plenty of time in his own cubicle world, working in a bank and for a...


The Comedy Bible: From Stand-up to Sitcom--The Comedy Writer's Ultimate "How To" Guide
Judy Carter
0743201256
August 2001
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Book Description
Do you think you're funny?Do you want to turn your sense of humor into a career?If the answer is yes, then Judy Carter's The Comedy Bible is for you. The guru to aspiring stand-up comics provides the complete scoop on being -- and writing -- funny for money.If you've got a sense of humor, you can learn to make a career out of comedy, says Judy Carter. Whether it's creating a killer stand-up act, writing a spec sitcom, or providing jokes for radio or one-liners for greeting cards, Carter provides step-by-step instructions in The Comedy Bible. She helps readers first determine which genre of comedy writing or performing suits them best and then directs them in developing, refining, and selling their work.Using the hands-on workbook format that was so effective in her bestselling first book, Stand-Up...


Fun Is Good : How To Create Joy & Passion in Your Workplace & Career
Mike Veeck, Pete Williams
1594861528
April 6, 2005
Hardcover
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From Publishers Weekly
If Veeck is right, most employees in the American workplace lead lives of quiet desperation, working in mind-numbing, joyless jobs alongside uninspiring bosses and boring co-workers. In this sometimes amusing, but often repetitive, self-help guide, Veeck, part owner of six minor league baseball teams, offers his own program for making the workplace fun with a cheerleader's enthusiasm and a baseball coach's motivational gumption. Veeck advocates a host of familiar tactics, including embracing failure, laughing at adversity, never losing childhood curiosity, being less self-centered and more other-centered, knowing that money can have little relationship to enjoying life. Veeck includes vignettes of workers who have incorporated his tenets successfully into their companies, and he provides helpful summaries of the...


Dilbert and the Way of the Weasel
Scott Adams
006052149X
Nov 2003
Paperback
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From Publishers Weekly
Adams, creator of the Dilbert comic strip and author of The Dilbert Principle and other huge sellers, now shares his sentiments on the office colleague everyone loves to hate: the weasel. This crafty character is the co-worker who stabs colleagues in the back and manages to get ahead without lifting a finger. As one cartoon illustrates, the weasel is the guy who tells poor Dilbert, "I'm Bucky, the project manager. Your assignment is painfully difficult and probably unnecessary. If you need me, I'll be complaining about you to your boss." Being a weasel isn't all bad, though; Adams observes that weasels often have successful careers without ever doing much work. There are several ways to accomplish this, one being, "For every task you plan to do, it's a good idea to have sixty tasks that you've promised to do...

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