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What book for my desk at work?

Discussion in 'General Chat' started by Star, Feb 6, 2011.

  1. wetnose

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    On War - Clausewitz
    Art of War - Sun Tzu
     
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    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:

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    Now thats cool.
     
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    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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    Winner
     
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    I firmly believe less is more in the office. All I have now is a tidy space, a Matisse, and a map of South America. Would like to get a plant one of these days.
     
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    Shouldn't it be called how to avoid Icebergs?

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    +1
     
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    I'd avoid Ayn Rand, since it is philosophy-light written like a teenage adventure book. Personally, if I saw Atlas Shrugged or Fountainhead on someone's desk I'd think them to be intellectual lightweights and/or fooled.

    +1 awesome book for the under 20 crowd.
     
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    +1 awesome book for the under 20 crowd.

    IQ or age?
     
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    I love how offended people are by Ayn Rand.
     
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    I love how offended people are by Ayn Rand.
    You used to get a tad upset when I told everyone you were her biggest fan [​IMG]
     
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    Not quite sure offended is the right word.
     
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    You used to get a tad upset when I told everyone you were her biggest fan [​IMG]
    I've never even opened one of her books god damn it!!!
     

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