Extended Audio Sample

Download The Dilbert Principle Audiobook

Extended Audio Sample The Dilbert Principle Audiobook, by Scott Adams Click for printable size audiobook cover
3.86 out of 53.86 out of 53.86 out of 53.86 out of 53.86 out of 5 3.86 (36 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Scott Adams Narrator: Scott Adams Publisher: HarperCollins Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: November 2005 ISBN: 9780060898052
Regular Price: $7.95 Add to Cart
— or —
FlexPass™ Price: $6.95$5.95$5.95 for new members!
Add to Cart learn more )

The creator of Dilbert, the fastest-growing comic strip in the nation, takes a look at corporate America in all its glorious lunacy.These hilarious essays on incompetent bosses, rampant management fads, bewildering technological changes, and so much more, will make anyone who has ever worked in an office laugh out loud in recognition.

The Dilbert Principle: The most ineffective workers will be systematically moved to the place where they can do the least damage -- management.

Since 1989, Scott Adams has been illustrating this principle each day, lampooning the corporate world through Dilbert, his enormously popular comic strip. In Dilbert, the potato-shaped, abuse-absorbing hero of the strip, Adams has given voice to the millions of Americans buffeted by the many adversities of the work place.

Now he takes the next step, attacking corporate culture head-on in this light-hearted series of essays. Adams explores the zeitgeist of ever-changing management trends, overbearing egos, management incompetence, bottomless bureaucracies, petrifying performance reviews, three-hour meetings, the confusion of the information super highway, and more.

With sharp eyes, and an even sharper wit, Adams exposes, and skewers, the bizarre absurdities of everyday corporate life. The Dilbert Principle rings so true! Listeners will be convinced that he has been spying on their bosses. Download and start listening now!

BK_HARP_000017

Quotes & Awards

  • “A roaring success.”

    Daily Telegraph (London)

  • “You loved the comic strip; now read the business advice…The breathtaking cynicism of the strip should prepare readers for the author’s no-holds-barred attack on management fads, large organizations, pointless bureaucracy and sadistic rule-makers who glory in control of office supplies.”

    Amazon.com, editorial review

  • “This cynical, satirical, all-too-familiar glimpse of corporate life is unabashed management bashing and is very funny. Recommended for all humor and business collections.”

    Library Journal

  • “More than a compilation of past strips—though over one hundred do appear—this book includes new essays on all aspects of corporate life and culture, and each one is on target and deliciously sardonic!”

    Booklist

  • #1 New York Times Bestseller

Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Zenshorts | 2/15/2014

    " I found the comics and just bizzar responces and office behavior. I couldent realy connect with the book, because I dont work in an office yet but I guess if I read this book in ten years i could relate to it more. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Alex | 2/1/2014

    " This workplace-tips book is probably the funniest of the genre. It was interesting even for a 13 year old because of the countless stories of stupid bosses and coworkers. If you are ever angry at your boss, this book will help you relieve your anger and find new ways to cope with your stupid boss. Being written in 1996, some of the references are out of date, but it doesn't stop the humor of Scott Adams. Overall, it is a good book that should help you deal with your workplace. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 thebutterflycastle | 1/26/2014

    " i laughed out loud a lot while listening to this one in my car.. some parts slow/boring, most other parts were really hilarious. great concept.. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Nick N. | 1/25/2014

    " You don't need to have ever read or even enjoy Dilbert comic strips to enjoy this book. If you have ever worked anywhere, ever, then you can appreciate the high quality cynicism that Scott Adams provides. I haven't read it in awhile, and some of the stuff is definitely dated now, but the ideas are universal as ever and a fun thing to share with co-workers with whom you live in shared bewilderment as to what is going on around you. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Robert | 1/14/2014

    " An excellent book. As always, Scott Adams gets right to the heart of the problems (and truths) about the business world and many of humanity's quirks and foibles in general. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 K.J. Kron | 1/6/2014

    " The first chapter is the best with it's irony. The author makes fun of his bad similes. Cartoons here and there. It's entertaining, but it's not the best book although the first chapter with it's Dilbert rule - those who can't do their jobs well get promoted. I can see some truth to that. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 George Orwell | 12/29/2013

    " Very funny look at the business world, though slightly dated because of mid 1990's technology. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ramya | 12/11/2013

    " My bible for workplace manners :-) "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Schu | 10/22/2013

    " Just reading the comics is sufficient. Although Scott Adam's "commentary" is humorous, it's not why I read Dilbert. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 TK Keanini | 9/22/2013

    " Sometimes you need to laugh to keep from crying. This book helps me in those times of trouble. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Meghan | 9/12/2013

    " tee hee hee "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Rejeev Divakaran | 8/26/2013

    " Not only a comic book, also very good 'management' and 'self help' book. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Pujan | 8/20/2013

    " brilliant, witty, and smart! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Valissa | 12/20/2012

    " "Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes. Art is knowing which ones to keep." "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Kristen | 10/10/2012

    " I wouldn't say it was a BAD book, but the fact that he reused a number of strips for different concepts was a bit of a turn-off. Entertaining to a degree, but I don't know that I'd read it again. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lewis Hyam | 6/29/2012

    " Read - laugh a lit, reflect, grow, and read it again a few years (months) later and try again (to change) "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Phillip | 4/18/2012

    " a hilarious book. a book with a lot of truth "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Michaelr | 4/13/2012

    " If you like the comic Dilbert, this is a hilarious book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Chinmay | 4/8/2012

    " The Dilbert series is loved by many and this is author is also loved by many. The satire and parody in the book is just too good. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Tracy Antol | 4/5/2012

    " Love office comedy! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Marte Patel | 3/25/2012

    " I didn't always get the Dilbert cartoons, but after working for a while in a corporate world I am beginning to appreciate them more. Some of them are very funny! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Peter | 1/30/2012

    " Full of real life stories that belong in a Dilbert Comic. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Clint | 1/27/2012

    " genius. hilarious. insightful. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Amy | 8/26/2011

    " anyone who has ever worked in a cubicle will understand this. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Tom | 7/22/2011

    " Very funny. Scott Adams actually makes some serious, and good, management suggestions in the last chapter. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ernest | 6/9/2011

    " This wonderfully irreverent book at managers and the corporate structure will delight anyone who has worked anywhere with bosses, meetings or management. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Ryn | 5/4/2011

    " Funny, apt. Nothing of real substance - I must admit I like the comics better. The emails that people sent in to Adams, specifically, were really boring. His writing and analogies were funny, as usual. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jonathan | 5/2/2011

    " This book was very funny although some swearing is present. It is mostly office humor which can sometimes be understandable and sometimes not. I would suggest only to someone who enjoys the Dilbert comic book series. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lauren | 4/19/2011

    " So frikkin funny I keep renewing it from the library to skim through it for a good laugh and cheer up. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Tracy | 3/25/2011

    " Hilarious! Listened to it during a flight. Had to keep myself from laughing out loud! Very good recommendation from a dear friend. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Nenangs | 3/1/2011

    " udah lama banget bacanya. antara akhir2 kuliah atau awal2 kerja.
    perlu baca ulang, mungkin sekarang udah beda perspektifnya.

    but first, i need to find out where did i put this book...:) "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Joe | 2/26/2011

    " There aren't many newspaper cartoon strips that make me laugh, but Dilbert does. I never read any of the bodies of text in the Dilbert books, just the cartoon strips. Excellent stuff! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 thebutterflycastle | 12/22/2010

    " i laughed out loud a lot while listening to this one in my car.. some parts slow/boring, most other parts were really hilarious. great concept.. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jason | 12/4/2010

    " This is the best how-to manual for (not only surviving but also) succeeding in today's corporate (or any other sort of bureaucratic) environment. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Margherita Dolcevita | 11/14/2010

    " Sempre divertentissimo, acido, pungente, colpisce proprio là dove il dente duole. Il capitolo più divertente? Logicamente quello sugli ingegneri! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 George Orwell | 10/25/2010

    " Very funny look at the business world, though slightly dated because of mid 1990's technology. "

Write a Review
What is FlexPass?
  • Your first audiobook is just $5.95
  • Over 90% are at or below $12.95
  • "LOVE IT" guarantee
  • No time limits or expirations
About the Author
Author Scott Adams

Scott Adams is the creator of Dilbert, the comic strip that now appears in 1,550 newspapers worldwide. His first two hardcover business books, The Dilbert Principle and Dogbert’s Top Secret Management Handbook, have sold more than two million copies and have appeared on the New York Times bestseller list for a combined total of sixty weeks.