Dismiss Notice

STYLE. COMMUNITY. GREAT CLOTHING.

Bored of counting likes on social networks? At Styleforum, you’ll find rousing discussions that go beyond strings of emojis.

Click Here to join Styleforum's thousands of style enthusiasts today!

What book for my desk at work?

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

  1. Neo_Version 7

    Neo_Version 7 Senior member

    Messages:
    19,636
    Likes Received:
    4,611
    Joined:
    Nov 26, 2007
    [​IMG]
     


  2. discreteuniverse

    discreteuniverse Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    50
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Jan 11, 2011
    Speaking of cats, this is also a good choice:

    [​IMG]
     


  3. Don Carlos

    Don Carlos In Time Out

    Messages:
    7,527
    Likes Received:
    20
    Joined:
    May 15, 2009
    ^^

    That's actually pretty badass.
     


  4. ratratan

    ratratan Active Member

    Messages:
    42
    Likes Received:
    1
    Joined:
    Jan 24, 2011
    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.
     


  5. Jekyll

    Jekyll Senior member

    Messages:
    6,274
    Likes Received:
    21
    Joined:
    Jul 1, 2008
    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.
     


  6. wetnose

    wetnose Senior member

    Messages:
    1,013
    Likes Received:
    4
    Joined:
    Feb 14, 2009
    On War - Clausewitz
    Art of War - Sun Tzu
     


  7. Xericx

    Xericx Senior member

    Messages:
    1,990
    Likes Received:
    19
    Joined:
    May 24, 2008
    Location:
    Los Angeles
    The art of the handwritten note.
     


  8. Egert

    Egert Senior member

    Messages:
    165
    Likes Received:
    2
    Joined:
    Jan 16, 2011
    Location:
    Europe
    [​IMG]
     


  9. cold war painter

    cold war painter Senior member

    Messages:
    547
    Likes Received:
    45
    Joined:
    Jun 11, 2009
    Location:
    Mamucium
    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.
     


  10. ad_infinitum

    ad_infinitum Senior member

    Messages:
    102
    Likes Received:
    3
    Joined:
    Mar 14, 2009
    Location:
    A Mari Usque Ad Mare
    The Idiot by Dostoevsky. It can also double as a nameplate.
     


  11. Star

    Star Senior member

    Messages:
    594
    Likes Received:
    2
    Joined:
    Jul 20, 2008
    Location:
    In Exile Corsica
    Speaking of cats, this is also a good choice:

    [​IMG]


    Now thats cool.
     


  12. emilo

    emilo Senior member

    Messages:
    390
    Likes Received:
    232
    Joined:
    Jan 19, 2011
    Location:
    Copenhagen / London / New York
    So he shows. The greatest doucher of our time.
     


  13. Blackfyre

    Blackfyre Senior member

    Messages:
    2,421
    Likes Received:
    72
    Joined:
    Jul 9, 2010
    [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
     


  14. jumpinjeffd

    jumpinjeffd Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    54
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Dec 10, 2010
    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.
     


  15. Geoff Gander

    Geoff Gander Senior member

    Messages:
    962
    Likes Received:
    1
    Joined:
    Mar 31, 2008
    Location:
    Ottawa, Canada
    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.
     


Share This Page

Styleforum is proudly sponsored by