Michael C Hogan

Agile Product Development & Innovation Strategy


“The Trouble with Dilbert”

Norman Solomon critiques the cartoon “Dilbert” in this series of essays collected as “The Trouble with Dilbert”.


Solomon investigates the hypothesis that companies allow Dilbert to be successful, and pay Dilbert’s author to speak at company events, because the cartoon conditions employees to accept a certain set of working conditions as normal so that they will not seek change. Who knows if it’s true, but it’s pretty interesting.