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Tuesday, September 28, 2021

Blah Blah Blah by Dan Hill and Howard Moskowitz - Book Tour + Giveaway



Join Us for This Tour from  September 27 to October 15

Book Details:

Book Title:  Blah, Blah, Blah: A Snarky Guide to Office Lingo by Dan Hill & Howard Moskowitz
Category:  Adult Non- Fiction 18+, 147 pages
GenreHumor (Business)
Publisher:  Sensory Logic, Inc.
Release Date: September 15, 2021
Tour dates: September 27 to October 15
Content Rating:  PG. OMG and a few references to sexual harassment, etc. Quite mild.

Book Description:

Need a laugh to get through your workday? You've come to the right place. Ambrose Bierce's classic The Devil's Dictionary took on life in general. Now a century later, it's time to lampoon the business world. There's no richer target than being told to think outside the box by leaders spouting off about synergy, teamwork, and innovation while at the same time exhorting you to stay in your swim lane. If as famed business guru Peter Drucker writes, "Culture eats strategy for breakfast," then we've been asked to eat a dog's breakfast at work for far too long! A little truth in every joke. Join the fun as the two lead authors and 50 other contributors offer their humorous take on how the workplace really operates. With almost 600 diabolical definitions to enjoy, you're sure to find plenty to smile about.

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Guest Post

                Humor, and a Little Revenge on Tone-Deaf Bosses

                My latest book, Blah, Blah, Blah: A Snarky Guide to Office Lingo had a definite “eureka” creation moment of inspiration. Two guests in a row, on back to back weeks on my podcast “Dan Hill’s EQ Spotlight” on the New Books Network, the world’s largest book review platform, mentioned to me almost casually as if in passing that the estimate is that 25% of all office managers are bullies. Wow. That’s stunning. Especially when you consider that millions of dollars get poured into supposedly improving corporate cultures. How can you lift the culture if you’ve got the cancer of bad, bully bosses infiltrating your ranks and making matters worse for your employees?

                Soon after the 2nd of these references to bully bosses being so prevalent I woke up early one morning and vowed to do something about it. But what, exactly? Then I thought of one of my favorite books, The Devil’s Dictionary by Mark Twain’s contemporary Ambrose Bierce. That book is considered one of the 100 greatest works of American literature, with diabolical definitions like BORE: Somebody who talks when you want them to listen. So, I thought: why not use humor to score some points about how things could be better than they so often are on the job?

                Throw in going back to watch episodes of The Office tv show, and movies like 9 to 5 and The Devil Wears Prada and I was on it. But since I knew I couldn’t speak to everyone’s perspective, I quickly decided I would crowdsource the book and invite definitions from men and women from all different professionals and stages of their careers from across America, Canada, Europe and beyond.

                Besides dispensing humor, do bosses get a “talking to”? I hope so, thanks to entries like the following among others. There’s MEANDERTHAL: A boss, usually of the older and heavier male variety, known to pontificate endlessly. There’s DISTRACTIONS: How an overly ambitious boss views an employee’s beloved family. And finally, VACATION (or holiday): A beautiful setting where one goes with loved ones to reduce one’s daily workload to only three to four hours a day.




Meet the Authors:

Dan Hill, PhD, is the author of nine books, including Emotionomics, which was an Advertising Age top 10 must-read selection and features a foreword by Sam Simon, co-creator of The Simpsons. In 1998, Dan founded Sensory Logic, Inc. whose clients represent over 50% of the world's top 100 advertisers. Besides having spoken to audiences in over 25 countries, Dan has had media appearances ranging from ABC's "Good Morning, America" to NBC's "The Today Shows,” CNN, Fox, MSNBC, ESPN, and the Tennis Channel. Dan was also a regular guest on PBS’s “Mental Engineering” show, hailed by Bill Moyers as “the most interesting weekly half hour of social commentary and criticism on television.” In print, Dan has received front-page coverage in the New York Times for his work in pro and NCAA Division 1 sports and was a non-partisan columnist for Reuters during the 2016 presidential race. Nowadays he hosts the podcast "Dan Hill's EQ Spotlight," which appears on the New Books Network (NBN), the world's largest book review platform with over 1.7 million downloads monthly. Dan was educated at St. Olaf College, Oxford University, Brown University, and Rutgers University.

Howard Moskowitz is a legendary product market researcher, experiential psychologist, and inventor of world-class market research technologies used by virtually every company that matters. Howard earned his PhD in experimental psychology from Harvard University. In 2004, he was the subject of a New Yorker article by Malcolm Gladwell, "The Ketchup Conundrum," which became the basis for Gladwell's TED talk entitled "Choice, Happiness, and Spaghetti Sauce." In 2014, Howard founded Mind Genomics Associates to investigate how people think about aspects of their daily lives. In addition to over 400 scientific articles about the minds of consumers, Howard has written/edited 28 books, a roster that features the very popular book Selling Blue Elephants.

connect with the authors: website ~ twitter ~ facebook ~ instagram 

Tour Schedule:

Sep 27 - Working Mommy Journal – book spotlight / giveaway
Sep 27 - Cover Lover Book Review – book spotlight / giveaway
Sep 27 - Kam's Place – book spotlight
Sep 28 – Books for Books – book spotlight
Sep 28 – Jazzy Book Reviews – book spotlight / guest post giveaway
Sep 29 – fundinmental -book spotlight / giveaway
Sep 30 – Splashes of Joy – book spotlight / guest post / giveaway
Oct 1 - Rockin' Book Reviews – book spotlight / guest post / giveaway
Oct 2 – Celticlady's Reviews – book spotlight / guest post / giveaway
Oct 4 – A Mama's Corner of the World – book spotlight / giveaway
Oct 5 – The Adventures of a Traveler's Wife – book spotlight / author interview / giveaway
Oct 6 - Stephanie Jane – book spotlight / giveaway
Oct 7 – Rajiv's Reviews – book spotlight / giveaway
Oct 7 – Gina Rae Mitchell – book spotlight / author interview / giveaway
Oct 8 - Hall Ways Blog – book spotlight / guest post / giveaway
Oct 11 – Westveil Publishing – book spotlight / guest post / giveaway
Oct 12 – Writer with Wanderlust – book spotlight / guest post / giveaway
Oct 13 – Locks, Hooks and Books – book spotlight / giveaway
Oct 14 – Literary Flits – book spotlight / giveaway
Oct 14 – Cheryl's Book Nook – book spotlight / giveaway
Oct 15 - Sefina Hawke's Books – book spotlight
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BLAH! BLAH! BLAH! A SNARKY GUIDE TO OFICE LINGO Book Tour Giveaway

 


 

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