Shoot up the promotional ladder and become the predator at the top of the corporate food chain with The Sociopath’s Guide to Getting Ahead. Find the perfect job for the sociopath in you, fabricate your resume to perfection, and manufacture the perfect first impression to ace those interviews. Prey on the biases and manipulate the psychology of your coworkers to break them down. Engineer conflict, manipulate the flow of attention, and seize power for yourself. Play the office party to perfection. Learn how to fake naturalness, make the right allies, and take down your enemies. And take it all the way to the bank.
A scathing, tongue-in-cheek take on Dale Carnegie's How to Win Friends and Influence People, the self-help industry, and our world today, featuring cameos by Dostoyevsky, Plato, Robert Greene, Malcolm Gladwell and many others, The Sociopath’s Guide to Getting Ahead is the practical satire we need.
SubtitleTips for the Dark Art of Manipulation
AuthorBy P. T. Elliott
Published13 February 2018
Dimensions6.00 x 9.00in.
About the author
P.T. Elliott studied philosophy at the University of Pennsylvania and was an award-winning screenwriting fellow at the American Film Institute. Currently an art director for feature films, she has worked on such films as The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water, and Kong: Skull Island. Her previously published books are 100 Proof and Cracker Ingenuity. Elliott lives in Los Angeles, California
"Hilarious, pitch-black satire. An exquisitely researched, deliciously subversive antidote to every worthless self-help book ever published, The Sociopath's Guide to Getting Ahead will channel YOUR inner Donald J. Trump to WIN, WIN, WIN!"— John A. Wooden, creator of WHITEHOUSE.ORG
“Who's winning? Not you, suckers—at least not unless you're following the rules set forth in P.T. Elliott's hilarious user's guide to the world we've been dumb and selfish enough to create. Who says timely, depressing, and despicable can't be funny?”— Eric Konigsberg, author of Blood Relation
"P.T. Elliott's skewering of our corporate dystopia and the self-help industry that helped it go down is as sly and incisive as the cut of a decertified surgeon foraging for black market kidneys, and just as alarming. Had I been fortunate enough to read The Sociopath's Guide to Getting Ahead as a young person, I might have gotten further in life... or at the very least further away from the kind of people who'll ruin it.”—Carina Chocano, contributor to the New York Times Magazine and author of Do You Love Me Or Am I Just Paranoid?
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