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post #46 of 82
Why are you trying to impress people you work with? They're not your friends, they're your coworkers. Let the quality of your work impress them, and if it doesn't, either get better at what you do or stop caring what they think.
post #47 of 82
How to Win Friends and Influence People.
post #48 of 82
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I love how offended people are by Ayn Rand.



Why wouldn't I be offended by an intellectual travesty of the highest order that encourages weak minds to succumb to their baser impulses?
post #49 of 82
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Why wouldn't I be offended by an intellectual travesty of the highest order that encourages weak minds to succumb to their baser impulses?

Don't go clubbing in Jersey, it will upset you.
post #50 of 82
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Why wouldn't I be offended by an intellectual travesty of the highest order that encourages weak minds to succumb to their baser impulses?
That is why I hide my copies of Foucault.
post #51 of 82
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That is why I hide my copies of Playboy.

Fixed for my own personal situation. I also had to hide my scotch, because between the scotch and the Playboys, I couldn't get any work done because all the executives wanted to 'hang out' in my office.
post #52 of 82
"Assholes Finish First" by Tucker Max

Trust me this will be a big hit with the ladies.

-Make sure and point it out specifically to the feminists and your boss, they'll really appreciate Max's novelty and charm.
post #53 of 82
The most impressive workspace you can have is a neat, tidy, minimalist space with a few -- repeat, very few -- well chosen decorations. You want to convey that yours is a disciplined, hard working, serious mind, unsusceptible to tacky decor and intolerant of excessive clutter. If something's on your desk, it has a clear purpose for being there. And never, under any circumstance, place a book on your desk for display if you have not read it.
post #54 of 82
Photography and architecture books always get a good response. This is more for a home situation though, I would expect it would at the very least generate some conversation. However, the OP's question seems a bit try hard, no ?
post #55 of 82
Moby Dick, first edition. Everything else is just child's play.



post #56 of 82
^^

I bought a first edition and scratched out the wording on the spine until it simply read "Dick-Whale." This got a lot of interest from the gay men in my office.
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post #58 of 82
I was hoping someone would bring up that old chestnut. I actually own a copy, which I bought a few years back as a funny conversation piece. I am thinking of buying How to Avoid Huge Ships as a companion book for the coffee table.
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Yeah, dude, place a copy of Mein Kampf on your desk at work. Let us know how that works out for ya.
I'd approve more of this than Ayn Rand.
post #60 of 82
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Yeah, dude, place a copy of Mein Kampf on your desk at work. Let us know how that works out for ya.

Fuck. Beat me too it!
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