May 072013

Reading Dilbert cartoons bring back vivid memories from a previous job I had almost 20 years ago. Over my desk I had a sign similar to this one and it bothered my manager no end:

I work for money, if you want loyalty get a dog.

This cartoon brought that memory back.

Dilbert: What motivates you?

Dilbert: What motivates you? (page: 125)

Source: Your New Job Title Is "Accomplice" - Scott Adams
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Apr 032013

Google is known as a place where engineers get to spend one day a week working on projects that aren’t necessarily in their job descriptions. Many of Google’s innovations are products of this ‘free time’.

I did not realize this idea was not a Google invention. According to LifeHacker the Post-It note was developed at 3M under a similar program that has been in place since 1948 and HP’s 10% program may even be older.

But it took Dilbert to put this in perspective for me.

The New Math

The New Math (page: 20)

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Mar 152013

Always a sucker for a Dilbert cartoon. I was glad to be able to get a review copy of this compilation of the Dilbert comic strip.

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Book Info

Your New Job Title Is "Accomplice": A Dilbert Book
by Scott Adams
Publisher: Andrews McMeel Publishing
Published: 05/21/2013
ISBN-10: 1449427758
ISBN-13: 978-1449427757
Started: 03/15/2013
Finished: 04/27/2013
Source: NetGalley
Format: e-book

Publisher Synopsis

Dubbed “the cartoon hero of the workplace” by the San Francisco Examiner, Dilbert is the cubicle-bound star of the most photocopied, pinned-up, downloaded, faxed, and e-mailed comic strip in the world.

As fresh a look at the inanity of office life as it brought to the comics pages when it first appeared in 1989, this 40th AMP Dilbert collection comically confirms to the working public that we all really know what’s going on. Our devices might be more sophisticated, our software and apps might be more plentiful, but when it gets down to interactions between the worker bees and the clueless in-controls, discontent and sarcasm rule, as only Dilbert can proclaim.

Author Info
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.

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