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  • Hardcover: 320 pages
  • Publisher: Ebury Press (2 Nov. 2006)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0091910757
  • ISBN-13: 978-0091910754
  • Product Dimensions: 11.5 x 2.5 x 18.5 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 319,367 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"Clever, witty and revealing....will have even the most seasoned office worker laughing, or cringing, in recognition" (Psychologies)

"Highly entertaining guide that will change your perceptions of the office forever!" (Refresh)

"Indecently funny" (Financial Times)

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A witty and enlightening look at the joys of office life by the bestselling humorist

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16 of 16 people found the following review helpful By William Cohen VINE VOICE on 2 Nov. 2006
Format: Hardcover
Earlier this year I listened to an audiobook extract of Guy Browning's Never Hit a Jellyfish - I was amazed at how well it worked. As one American reviewer put it, `Almost every single sentence is packed with funniness.'

I sat down to read Office Politics. It's the same format as Jellyfish- short articles on specific aspects of business life - which you can read from first to last, last to first, or just dip in to when you're on the Tube. Each one has a pearl of laconic wisdom:

`Bosses often confuse giving dictation with being a dictator.'

`Men like nothing better than what they call a "titanic boardroom struggle on fundamental strategy". Women have a more accurate term for this sort of behaviour, "willy waving".'

`Never work for a company that says people are its most important asset. If you wanted to get a mortgage and you said your only asset was your people you would end up living in a tent.'

This book is great fun. `Onwards and downwards' as Mr Browning might say.
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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful By Sam Joles on 1 Nov. 2006
Format: Hardcover
If you've ever had anything to do with an office, then you are going to laugh if you pick up this book. From the first sentence you read, you'll find the absolute truth expressed with great wit. Browning has a dry sense of humour and a pithy style which makes the book great to dip in and out of. Having said that I started at the beginning and couldn't stop til the end.

There are many funny observations on the business side of the office such as `Mission statements are the business equivalent of writing a letter to Santa Claus.' And `All sales people have targets. Mostly confused elderly people who can be persuaded to...' but the book is actually packed with the social behaviour of the office population and people's habits etc in the office too. One that amused my colleagues particularly was `There are rare instances where men with beards succeed in business, but however well they do it's impossible to shake the suspicion that somewhere deep in their wardrobe lurks a pair of sandals.' (Obviously our boss is bearded).

How true that `Every woman has something odd in her handbag that, should she suddenly be buried by an erupting volcano would give archaeologists a thousand years from now cause for endless speculation and debate.'

Bury this in your handbook and it'll be a fascinating snapshot of 21st century life for ever more.
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This book is in my top five and one I always go back to. This man nails everything, the office bore, the dynamics of HR, flirting in the office; it's all here. An excellent guide to the office world and it's inhabitants. Just don't follow his advice otherwise you will be fired.
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By Suzie on 13 Nov. 2014
Format: Paperback
Fantastic service, great communication and very helpful.
Great quality product too.
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8 of 17 people found the following review helpful By Martin Burgess on 27 Dec. 2006
Format: Hardcover
As for other reviewers, my aim with this book was to provide some lighthearted entertainment over the Xmas period.

Each Chapter is short and anecdotal, but I am afraid this book did not entertain as much as it could. I would be interested in how much time the author has been in a "real" office setting.

There are the obvious issues raised, but there is much more mileage in the more subtle stuff that goes on in an office and the informal social structures that get set up, which when observed provide enormous amounts of material.

Unfortunately too lightweight for me; something that anyone working in an office could have produced.
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