Kars's Reviews > The Gervais Principle: The Complete Series, with a Bonus Essay on Office Space

The Gervais Principle by Venkatesh G. Rao
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An enjoyable read for the most part and at times illuminating too. It fails to be particularly useful for me because I haven't seen the American version of The Office so most of the examples are lost on me.

The cynical labels Rao has chosen for his archetypes may be amusing but ultimately prevent me from embracing his theory as a tool for reading my own work environments. That might make me 'clueless' or a 'loser' (two of the three archetypes) but I just don't like to self describe as a 'sociopath' (the final one).
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May 9, 2016 – Shelved
May 9, 2016 – Shelved as: owned
May 9, 2016 – Shelved as: non-fiction
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