Blah, Blah, Blah: A Snarky Guide to Office Lingo Presented by Dan Hill and Howard Moskowitz
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Blah, Blah, Blah: A Snarky Guide to Office Lingo
In the spirit of Ambrose Bierce's classic The Devil's Dictionary (widely considered to be one of the 100 greatest works of American literature) comes Blah, Blah, Blah, a satirical send-up of business jargon that masks a lack of innovation, teamwork and empowerment. Anyone ever subject to office politics will be able to relate. This crowdsourced book includes diabolical definitions of terms like synergy and cliches like "stay in your swim lane" from 50 contributors, with the nearly 600 definitions addressing how office workers get bamboozled by their own foibles, managers' blind spots, colleagues stirring the pot, executive blunders, and other buffoons (like HR, sales, etc.) Comes complete with nearly two dozen illustrations.
About The Author:
Dan Hill is the author of nine books, including Emotionomics, which was an Advertising Age top 10 must-read selection and features a foreword by Sam Simon, co-creator of The Simpsons. In 1998, Dan founded Sensory Logic, Inc. whose clients represent over 50% of the world's top 100 advertisers. Besides having spoken to audiences in over 25 countries, Dan has had media appearances ranging from ABC's "Good Morning, America" to NBC's "The Today Shows,” CNN, Fox, MSNBC, ESPN, PBS, and the Tennis Channel. Dan was also a regular guest on PBS’s “Mental Engineering” show, hailed by Bill Moyers as “the most interesting weekly half hour of social commentary and criticism on television.” In print, Dan has received front-page coverage in the New York Times for his work in pro and NCAA Division 1 sports and was a non-partisan columnist for Reuters during the 2016 presidential race. Nowadays he hosts the podcast "Dan Hill's EQ Spotlight," which appears on the New Books Network (NBN), the world's largest book review platform with over 1.7 million downloads monthly. Dan was educated at St. Olaf College, Oxford University, Brown University, and Rutgers University.