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2011-10-01
The CEO has an MBA but he keeps losing money in the stock market. The Boss puts his money in gold because it's shiny and has doubled his portfolio in a year.

Book: Teamwork Means You Can't Pick the Side that's Right, page: 105

2011-10-02
Servers are down, the Boss reports, and Dilbert is trying to fix them. The Boss keeps interfering.

Book: Teamwork Means You Can't Pick the Side that's Right, page: 106

2011-10-03
A woman at a party asks Dilbert to play a game. They each say two things about themselves and the other has to guess which one is a lie. Dilbert doesn't like that game.

Book: Teamwork Means You Can't Pick the Side that's Right, page: 107

2011-10-04
The company is buying another company just to get their engineers. The Boss is disappointed to learn their engineers are free to leave for jobs at better companies.

Book: Teamwork Means You Can't Pick the Side that's Right, page: 107

2011-10-05
The Boss names Asok employee of the month for October, 1929.

Book: Teamwork Means You Can't Pick the Side that's Right, page: 107

2011-10-06
Wally says only one percent of all engineers create industry-changing products. He proposes replacing the other 99% with robotic arms that hold coffee cups.

Book: Teamwork Means You Can't Pick the Side that's Right, page: 108

2011-10-07
The Boss introduces Ken, an ideationista, who will help the engineers become more creative.

Book: Teamwork Means You Can't Pick the Side that's Right, page: 108

2011-10-08
Dogbert suggests Dilbert become more aggressive by getting testosterone shots from his doctor. Aggressive jerks are paid more.

Book: Teamwork Means You Can't Pick the Side that's Right, page: 108

2011-10-09
Ted suggests Dilbert create a matrix comparing the features of the company's past products. Dilbert says it would take two days and would have no value.

Book: Teamwork Means You Can't Pick the Side that's Right, page: 109

2011-10-10
Dilbert tells Alice he read aggressive jerks are paid more than nice employees. Alice hits him.

Book: Teamwork Means You Can't Pick the Side that's Right, page: 110

2011-10-11
The company intends to purchase a smaller company with a good reputation, then take their name and suck out their good will.

Book: Teamwork Means You Can't Pick the Side that's Right, page: 110

2011-10-12
Dilbert is justified in leaving early because of the two hours work he did before arriving at the office and the two hours work he expects to do that evening.

Book: Teamwork Means You Can't Pick the Side that's Right, page: 110

2011-10-13
Dilbert believes a rational decision is impossible because the situation is so complex and most deciders aren't smart. So he recommends giving up.

Book: Teamwork Means You Can't Pick the Side that's Right, page: 111

2011-10-14
Dilbert researches on his smartphone everything Tina says.
Note: In a blog entry on 2011-08-16, Scott Adams "seeded" the search with the phrase "It is the solemn duty of engineers to stamp out ignorance." and then "(The purpose of this post will become clear on October 14. Please ignore it until then.)"

Book: Teamwork Means You Can't Pick the Side that's Right, page: 111

2011-10-15
Alice is frustrated but she can't cry because that's a stereotype. So she makes Asok her surrogate crier.

Book: Teamwork Means You Can't Pick the Side that's Right, page: 111

2011-10-16
The Boss asks the engineers for creative ideas for their next product. But not from Wally, and nothing that has already been done. And no ideas that cost money or increase risk.

Book: Teamwork Means You Can't Pick the Side that's Right, page: 112

2011-10-17
The Boss asks Dilbert for a presentation on their five-year technology plan for the CEO. Dilbert will make up stuff about flying cars and a pie chart.

Book: Teamwork Means You Can't Pick the Side that's Right, page: 113

2011-10-18
A competitor sues the company for a design trademark violation. Now they can't manufacture anything shaped like a rectangle.

Book: Teamwork Means You Can't Pick the Side that's Right, page: 113

2011-10-19
The meeting goes too long and Jenny is a food werewolf.

Book: Teamwork Means You Can't Pick the Side that's Right, page: 113

2011-10-20
The Boss asks Dilbert to change all lines to dotted on his report to save ink.

Book: Teamwork Means You Can't Pick the Side that's Right, page: 114

2011-10-21
Wally wears a pantsuit bought from a unisex store.

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2011-10-22
The CEO asks Dogbert to bribe the Elbonian minister of commerce but leave no evidence to connect the bribe back to the company.

Book: Teamwork Means You Can't Pick the Side that's Right, page: 114

2011-10-23
The Boss asks Dilbert to show him how to download apps for his new phone.

Book: Teamwork Means You Can't Pick the Side that's Right, page: 115

2011-10-24
A co-worker introduces Wally as the subject matter expert. Everyone is disappointed.

Book: Teamwork Means You Can't Pick the Side that's Right, page: 116

2011-10-25
The CEO wants to create a succession plan for when he leaves. Alice tells him not to worry as he could be replaced by a bag of moss.

Book: Teamwork Means You Can't Pick the Side that's Right, page: 116

2011-10-26
The CEO is looking for someone to drink industrial sludge at a press conference to prove it's safe. Asok wonders why the CEO doesn't drink it himself.

Book: Teamwork Means You Can't Pick the Side that's Right, page: 116

2011-10-27
At a press conference, the CEO gets Asok to drink their industrial sludge to prove it is safe.

Book: Teamwork Means You Can't Pick the Side that's Right, page: 117

2011-10-28
Asok is suffering with lower IQ since the CEO made him drink industrial sludge at a press conference.

Book: Teamwork Means You Can't Pick the Side that's Right, page: 117

2011-10-29
A doctor can't figure out how to help Asok, so gives him pills to cause hemorrhoids.

Book: Teamwork Means You Can't Pick the Side that's Right, page: 117

2011-10-30
A co-worker says his role is digital media curation but can't explain what that means.

Book: Teamwork Means You Can't Pick the Side that's Right, page: 118

2011-10-31
Asok is transferred to marketing until his brain heals from drinking industrial sludge.

Book: Teamwork Means You Can't Pick the Side that's Right, page: 119