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Political Advice from a Curmudgeon

Based on the review on Amazon of The Curmudgeon’s Guide to Getting Ahead: Dos and Don’ts of Right Behavior, Tough Thinking, Clear Writing, and Living a Good Life: Charles Murray, there’s plenty to recommend it!

Here are some excerpts from the review:

at senior levels of an organization there are curmudgeons everywhere, judging your every move. Yet it is their good opinion you need to win if you hope to get ahead.

Among the curmudgeon’s day-to-day tips for the workplace:

• Remove “like” from your spoken English
• Don’t suck up
• Stop “reaching out” and “sharing”
• Rid yourself of piercings, tattoos, and weird hair colors
• Make strong language count”

And he also covers:

• bad bosses
• being nice and being good

And my favourite:

Being judgmental (it’s good, and you don’t have a choice anyway)”

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