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Speaking of cats, this is also a good choice:

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^^

That's actually pretty badass.
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i have richard branson business striped bare, the soros lectures, perfumes the guide, pour your heart into it by howard schultz, and beau brumell by ian kelly. i bring them to read when taking a poop and too lazy to bring them home. never got to reading the first 2 though and only perfumes the guide gets commented on by females and my boss commented on how great the schultz book was.
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I have considered Mein Kampf, Communist Manifesto, Playboy: The Completed Centrefolds, The complete illustrated Kama Sutra and etc; however, each of them would be career limiting.

Masterpiece of understatement. Well done.
post #21 of 82
On War - Clausewitz
Art of War - Sun Tzu
post #22 of 82
The art of the handwritten note.
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That's actually pretty badass.

Agreed.

My wife has a copy of Winnie the Pooh in Latin ("Winnie Ille Pu") which is also quite cool.
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The Idiot by Dostoevsky. It can also double as a nameplate.
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Speaking of cats, this is also a good choice:


Now thats cool.
post #27 of 82
So he shows. The greatest doucher of our time.
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The Idiot by Dostoevsky. It can also double as a nameplate.

+1 Just try to work hard and have a good attitude. A book is no substitute for a personality as you either have one or you do not. Being an interesting guy is not going to be seen by others due to the books you have on your desk.

Heck I have books on the formation of government contracts and the federal contracting answer book on my desk. Both of them are EXTREMELY boring but I do not let that bother me when it comes time for the coffee break and socialization with coworkers.
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Also, the very notion of placing books on one's desk to "impress people" is highly affected and bourgeois. The only books I keep lying around within arm's reach of my desk are references and other works that I need to consult on a frequent basis.

+1000

I've given up trying to impress people. I go to work, give it my best, act like a gentleman (even to the @$$holes), and dress appropriately. These are your colleagues, not your peer group. If you want them to be friends, then placing a book on your desk to attract their attention sends out all the wrong signals.
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