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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (102 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Stanley Bing Narrator: Philip Bosco Publisher: HarperAudio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: February 2004 ISBN:
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Here is Stanley Bing at his best giving you the ying and the yang of the business world. If What Would Machiavelli Do? was the meanest business book in recent history, Throwing the Elephant provides the yang to that yin.

Throwing the Elephant: Zen and the Art of Managing Up artfully, clearly, and concisely provides a thorough grounding in the Zen Buddhist attitude you will need in order to move forward and control the people you work for. This book guarantees personal enlightenment while providing literally dozens of helpful, specific exercises and solutions to the most common problems of professional life. Download and start listening now!

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Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Laura | 12/6/2013

    " Very tongue-in-cheek, this book had me laughing as I read it. I recommend it to anyone who has a boss. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Christopher | 1/30/2013

    " This book was rubbish and a waste of my time. The author was neither entertaining nor informative: he wrote nothing clever or insightful. I would recommend only to people I strongly dislike. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Rebecca | 9/4/2012

    " Awesome and so very funny!! Stanley Bing is a rare wit. His business books are truly imaginative and enjoyable. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Hope | 6/23/2012

    " Tepid at best, and quite shallow. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jalah | 3/7/2012

    " I loved this book and relished reading a little bit every day. The dark humor coupled with practical advice in work situations was enlightening. If you have to deal with a manager or are a manager - you should read this book often! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Jenni | 10/26/2011

    " First of all, I'm treating this as my "Z" book for the A-Z challenge this year. So sue me, I'm cheating, just a bit. Anyway, the book was just OK. Funny, but not exactly the type of management skills I would ever employ. Hmmm ... yeah, "just OK" just about sums it up. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kay | 8/30/2011

    " I don't have a lot of experience with Zen, so I'm not sure how much of that was tongue-in-cheek and how much was an accurate depiction....however, the viewpoint on dealing with bosses and executives was extremely helpful and more practical than you'd think from the title. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Lisa | 8/12/2011

    " Is the opposite of innovative exovative? Small ideas often merit small books. This is a very small book. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lori Grant | 4/24/2011

    " An optional-read book on spirituality in self development for knowledge workers, managers, executives, and entrepreneurs. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jim | 3/20/2011

    " When you start reading this, you realize that your boss is an elephant and that this book will teach you how to deal with him/her. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Mike | 2/7/2011

    " Essential attitudes for surviving corporate America. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Scott | 11/12/2010

    " I love all Stanley's books, and they actually illustrate business and psychology in a way that even a geek can understand. I think 'Crazy Bosses' is a great book to read when you're weary under the regime of corporate culture. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Virginia | 7/9/2008

    " I actually didn't finish this one. It wasn't what I expected it to be. I was hoping for something more "ha ha" funny...this book didn't live up to the hype in my opinion. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Faith | 4/4/2008

    " hey, i have one of these! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kevin | 1/31/2008

    " Bing is hilarious. If work in an office, any type of office, you have the type of folks he is talking about either above, next to, or below you.

    This book is great. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Michele | 11/18/2007

    " This book was interesting; and there were a lot of fascinating anecdotes about crazy bosses, but it took a LONG time to get to its point and actual advice on how to deal with a different variety of crazy bosses. "

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About the Author

Stanley Bing has written a column for Fortune magazine for more than ten years and is the bestselling author of Crazy Bosses, What Would Machiavelli Do?, Throwing the Elephant, Sun Tzu Was a Sissy, 100 Bullshit Jobs…And How to Get Them, and The Big Bing, as well as the novels Lloyd: What Happened and You Look Nice Today.