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The Dictionary of Corporate Bullshit: An A to Z Lexicon of Empty, Enraging, and Just Plain Stupid Office Talk

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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-agg
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ebook, 224 pages
Published February 14th 2006 by Crown Archetype
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Annika Hanson
Jan 04, 2010 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
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Rao Kasibhotla
Jan 15, 2016 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
I didn't think this book was funny. Like any vocabulary to communicate, some corporate communications can be bullshitty but that alone doesn't define the entire vocabulary. Calling torture 'aggressive interviewing' can be bullshit, but doesn't make the entire war on terror vocabulary bullshit.

Language is means to communicate. As long as the purpose is being served, why complain. This book is so much anger and devoid of ideas, I wondered about this book's near zero contribution to the subject.

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Marcus
Nov 03, 2010 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: abandoned
This book is sometimes funny, sometimes not. For some reason, I was hoping for more. It is okay, but I had to abandon it while I was still in the C's. It is a dictionary, after all, and not very exciting to read cover to cover. It would make good bathroom or coffee table reading.
Tina Meyer
Aug 30, 2007 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Anyone in corporate world
Shelves: corporate
Funny look at corporate language and what it really means.
Christina
This is such a random book, but pretty funny!
Stephanie
Aug 06, 2008 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: anyone who doesn't understand half the stuff Paul says
We all know someone who talks like this.
Andrew Shaffer
Jun 24, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
If you work in an office, you'll both laugh and cry when reading this book. It could be filed under "humor" if only it weren't such an accurate representation of corporate BS terminology.
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