The Bombast Transcripts: Rants and Screeds of RageBoy

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Basic Books, 2002 - Business & Economics - 278 pages
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From one of today's most original, outspoken, and outrageous writers comes an extraordinary collection of essays, anecdotes, and observations on our life and times. Under his alter-egotistical nom de plume, RageBoy®, Chris Locke has entertained and enlightened thousands of readers from some of the world's largest companies, governments, and institutions-including those from which he's managed to escape.The Bombast Transcripts brings together the best of his worst. And his worst is very good indeed. Part scathing send-up of commercial techno- fetishism, part hysterical standup on the theme of spiritual bankruptcy, part intimate memoir, The Bombast Transcripts will rock you, shock you, and leave you deeply pondering what The Economist once called "the wisdom of RageBoy."
  

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Contents

Reading the Dictionary
9
T Was a Teenage Brain Surgeon
18
RageBoy Tells All
30
Pattern Recognition
41
Shake
48
Signs and Portents
56
Dust My Broom
63
Bad Science No Pictures
71
The Cover Letter
118
Uniquely Qualified
126
On Getting It
135
DiChirico Fends Off the Spectral Bats of Andalusia
143
Death
159
Sex Rears Its Ugly Head
175
Moe Ron Hubbard on Diuretics
192
Talking Cure
213

She Moves in Mysterious Ways
78
Desiderata
94
Ships in the Night The 666 Exit Interview
103
50Minute Hour
111
Writers Bloc
234
Celebrate Responsibly
255
Red Shift Blues
270
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Chris Locke is author of The Bombast Transcripts, co-author of The Cluetrain Manifesto, and editor/publisher of the Webzine Entropy Gradient Reversals. He has worked for Fujitsu, Ricoh, the Japanese government's "Fifth Generation" artificial-intelligence project, Carnegie Mellon University's Robotics Institute, CMP Publications, Mecklermedia, MCI, and IBM. Named in a 2001 Financial Times Group survey as one of the "top 50 business thinkers in the world," he has written for a wide variety of publications, including Forbes, The Industry Standard, Information Week, Harvard Business Review, and Release 1.0. He lives in Boulder, Colorado.

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