When Body Language Goes Bad

Scott Adams



Dilbert is easily one of the most clever and consistently funny comics in current circulation. Like all great comic strips, it provides a much-needed daily dose of comedy and, most importantly, keeps its finger firmly planted on the pulse of truth while doing so." Some might think that the corporate scandals of 2002 could make it difficult to find anything funny about today's business world. But When Body Language Goes Bad proves it will take more than that to slow down the inventive wit of Scott Adams, who clearly is never at a loss for finding hysterical things to mock in corporate life.
This marks the 21st collection of Adams' wildly popular comic strip, Dilbert, which is featured in more than 2,000 newspapers worldwide. This book updates loyal readers on the so-called careers of Dilbert, Alice, Wally, Asok the intern, and other regulars as they wallow through pointless projects, mismanaged company takeovers, futile team-building exercises, and other inane company initiatives like the "name the rest room" contest.

In addition to the strips' familiar characters, this collection showcases Adams' masterful ability to create hilarious "guest stars." There's the network design engineer known as Psycho Hillbilly, who was going for the gentle biker look until he decided it was overdone. Then, there's M. T. Suit, who is merely an empty suit walking the office halls spewing corporatese, such as "promising to enhance core competencies by leveraging platforms."

Adams says that about 80 percent of his initial ideas come from his 150 million-plus readers. Those worldwide readers are sure to celebrate the humor found in When Body Language Goes Bad, his latest satirical look at the modern workplace.

What will you learn from this book

  1. Misinterpretation Risks: Highlighting the risks and hilarity that arise when people misinterpret body language cues, leading to awkward or amusing situations.

  2. Communication Blunders: Exploring common non-verbal communication blunders or missteps that might occur in professional or social settings.

  3. Cultural Differences: Humorously addressing how body language varies across cultures and the potential for misunderstandings or unintentional offenses.

  4. Office Dynamics: Illustrating how body language can impact office dynamics, relationships, and the comedy that can arise from workplace interactions.

  5. Comic Illustrations: Utilizing humorous comic illustrations to depict exaggerated or absurd body language scenarios for comedic effect.

  6. Power of Gestures: Exploring the power of gestures and expressions in conveying unintended messages or creating comedic moments.

  7. Personal Space Fails: Discussing the nuances of personal space and the hilarity that ensues when it's breached or misunderstood.

  8. Interview and Presentation Blunders: Shedding light on comical body language mistakes individuals make during interviews, presentations, or public speaking engagements.

  9. Conflicting Signals: Exploring instances where body language contradicts spoken words, leading to humorous or confusing situations.

  10. Self-Deprecating Humor: Using self-deprecating humor, Adams might share anecdotes or scenarios where his own body language went awry for comic effect.

Language English
ISBN-10 0-7522-2491-3
No of pages 128
Font Size Medium
Book Publisher Simon & Schuster
Published Date 02 Mar 2003

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