Dictionary Of Corporate Bullshit

Dictionary Of Corporate Bullshit

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This caustically funny Webster s of the workplace cuts to the true meaning of the inane argot spouted in cubicles and conference rooms across the land. At a price even an intern can afford and in a handy paperback format that won t weigh down your messenger bag or briefcase, The Dictionary of Corporate Bullshit is a hilarious guide to the smoke-screen terms and passive-aggressive phrases we traffic in every day. Each entry begins with a straight definition followed by a series of alternative meanings that are, of course, what is really meant. Take, for example, the widely used, seemingly innocuous term brainstorming: 1. to generate ideas as a group in an accepting environment and in a free-form manner 2. a supposedly relaxed forum in which no idea is a bad idea that is, until you generate a bad idea and are met with uncomfortable silence/looks that suggest you are retarded or really uncool/the feeling that you are about to be fired Beyond deciphering corporate commonplaces, you ll learn the PC term for secret Santa (Holiday Harry); why the Blackberry is most commonly referred to as a Crackberry due to its highly addictive nature; and that when a co-worker says Have a good night, they really mean: this meaningless, seemingly interminable exchange of small talk is now over. I am no longer speaking to you, and will now flee this awkward social situation. Don t even think of asking which way I m walking. Just remember to read this only at COB (close of business) to avoid being busted (caught idling by your boss)."show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 181 pages
  • 132 x 198 x 14mm | 158.76g
  • Kultur International Films
  • West Long Branch, NJ, United States
  • English
  • 0767920740
  • 9780767920742
  • 231,227

About Lois Beckwith

Lois Beckwith is a corporate communications executive at a major media company in New York City. She is the author of the The Dictionary of Corporate Bullshit. show more

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