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How to Work for an Idiot
by John Hoover | Business & Investing
Registered by yvi-1 on 5/14/2006
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Journal Entry 1 by yvi-1 on Sunday, May 14, 2006

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You can't change him. You can't confront her. And no, you can't hire a hit-man to make that idiot who keeps trying to energize, motivate, and enlighten you disappear. So how does a poor schlub saddled with an I-Boss (yes, the 'I' is for idiot) survive, thrive, and have a satisfying career? Find out in How to Work for an Idiot.

This irreverent, highly therapeutic guide to stealth ladder-climbing examines the classic hierarchical management model with all the dignity it deserves—none. And author John Hoover knows what he's talking about; he used to be that idiot you work for! Under his careful tutelage, you'll learn how to:

* Master Idiot-Speak and actually understand what your boss is trying to say.
* Let your I-Boss think you're even dumber than (s)he is—a key advancement skill.
* Eat like an Idiot—use meals to further you career.
* Become a pseudo-idiot and get the big money and the fancy office.

How to Work for an Idiot won't help you lose weight, whiten your teeth, or grow three inches. It will, however, lift your spirits, provide survival strategies that really work, and transform your day-to-day work-life from dismal to delightful. Who knows? With a little hard work and determination, you may even rise to the rank of Idiot yourself!

John Hoover, Ph.D., is an organizational leadership consultant. A former publisher of books on tape, and middle executive with Walt Disney Productions, he has helped dozens of clients in the corporate and public sectors, including Delta Air Lines, IBM, Hilton Hotels, and Xerox, overcome the disease of idiocy.  

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