Guerrilla Warfare in the Corporate Jungle
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Using his experiences of life in the corporate jungle, K.F. Dochartaigh has produced a survival manual that assists and guides the reader on how best to navigate corporate pitfalls and avoid being ‘trapped’.

The book fuses three separate but intertwined disciplines of the animal kingdom, the guerrilla battlefield, and the corporate world to help establish patterns of behavior and to understand the motivations that drive each action.

All three areas share a common environment: the jungle, where visibility is limited, and ambush is the only method of attack by predators. The book blends animal and human psychology and provides safe passage in all its encounters.

This book does not condone war—in fact, quite the opposite—and, as you will see, it takes more of a defensive position in repelling attacks and seeks to promote the occurrence of collaboration over individual competition, which will also become apparent. It is not a “call to arms” or a promotion of anarchy—not by any stretch of the imagination—as it merely assists the individual in adapting within their environment in order to ensure their survival. Whether you work as an accountant, IT consultant, lawyer, salesperson, or project manager, the same logic still applies because there is a natural order in all corporate vocations.


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Date de parution 12 janvier 2021
Nombre de lectures 5
EAN13 9781952538858
Langue English
Poids de l'ouvrage 8 Mo

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Guerrilla Warfare in the Corporate Jungle
Guerrilla Warfare in the Corporate Jungle
Adaptations for Survival
by
K.F. Dochartaigh
Guerrilla Warfare in the Corporate Jungle: Adaptations for Survival Copyright © Business Expert Press, LLC, 2021.
All rights reserved. No part of this publication may be reproduced, stored in a retrieval system, or transmitted in any form or by any means—electronic, mechanical, photocopy, recording, or any other except for brief quotations, not to exceed 250 words, without the prior permission of the publisher.
First published in 2021 by Business Expert Press, LLC 222 East 46th Street, New York, NY 10017 www.businessexpertpress.com
ISBN-13: 978-1-95253-884-1 (paperback) ISBN-13: 978-1-95253-885-8 (e-book)
Business Expert Press Business Law and Corporate Risk Management Collection
Collection ISSN: 2333-6722 (print) Collection ISSN: 2333-6730 (electronic)
Cover and interior design by S4Carlisle Publishing Services Private Ltd., Chennai, India
First edition: 2021
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Printed in the United States of America.
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Description
This book is a survival manual for life in the corporate world which guides the reader on how best to navigate it’s pitfalls and avoid being trapped. It fuses three separate but intertwined disciplines of the Animal kingdom, The Guerrilla battlefield and the corporate world to help establish patterns of behaviour and understand the motivations that underpin each action.
All three areas share a common environment; the jungle, where visibility is limited and ambush is the only method of attack by predators. The book blends animal and human psychology and gives safe passage in all its encounters.
The book has been meticulously researched with animal behaviours documented and applied to the study of human psychology with additional research on Military techniques and combat psychology on ambush and counter insurgency also included in the attempt to understand and react to conflict in the workplace.
This book is designed to assist people at any stage in their career to better understand the motivations that underpin human interactions within the workplace. I have attempted to fuse three separate but closely related environments to highlight patterns and similarities that we can use to better ourselves in our daily interactions in our working lives.
As stated above; the corporate world, the animal kingdom and the battlefield all seem like an unlikely amalgamation but you will see that that all environments share common objectives, strategies and interdependencies that underpin everyday survival.
This book does not condone war, quite the opposite as you will see it takes more of a defensive position in repelling attacks and seeks to promote the occurrence of collaboration over individual competition which will also become apparent. It is not a ‘call to arms’ or a promotion of anarchy, not by any stretch of the imagination, as it merely assists the individual in adapting within their environment in order to ensure their survival. Whether you work as an Accountant, IT consultant, Lawyer, Salesperson or Project Manager; the same logic still applies as there is a natural order in all corporate vocations. It matters not whether the majority of your business is carried out via teleconferences, Video conference or in person, the same logic will still apply. Face to face however will normally be the most impactful but you must learn to see the same politics played out through other mediums.
The books main message is that in order to be effective and survive in this world you will need to become an expert in three interrelated areas; You will need to know your environment , know your opponent an above all know yourself. Once you have mastered these three areas, you will enjoy the corporate world like never before.
Keywords
business psychology; stress management; conflict resolution; mediation; self-help; empowerment; self-realization; ego; leadership; mutualism; workplace conflict; interviews; classical game theory; evolutionary game theory; combat phycology; evolution; biology; statistical analysis; conflict studies; office politics; anthropomorphism; mimicry; aposematism; camouflage; project management; program management; skills development; careers management; performance review; leadership/management; hierarchy expectations; success criteria; written and oral communications; human behavior; drive; ambition; emotion; strategy
Contents
Chapter 1 Introduction to the Corporate Jungle
The Jungle
The Emergent Layer
The Canopy
The Understory
The Forest Floor
The Corporate Jungle
Security Layer
Strategic Layer
Service Layer
Specialist Layer
Fruits of the Jungle
Corporate Ladder
Chapter 2 Know Your Opponent
The ID
The Ego
The Superego
Personalities
Amphibians
Salamanders (Caudata)
High Profile: Salamander: Mushroom-tongued Salamanders (Bolitoglossa)
Frogs and Toads (Anura)
Toads
Caecilians (Apoda)
Reptiles
Snakes and Lizards (Squamites)
Lizards (Squamata)
Turtles and Tortoises (Testudines)
Crocodiles, Alligators, and Caimans (Crocodilians)
Birds
Parrots (Psittaciformes)
Songbirds: (Passennes)
Pheasants, Peacocks, Chickens, and Turkeys (Galliformes)
Birds of Prey
Falcons (Falconiformes)
Eagles and Vultures (Accipitriformes)
Eagles
Vultures
High Profile: King Vulture (Sarcoramphus papa)
Creepy Crawlies
Spiders, Scorpions (Arachnids)
Spiders
Scorpions
Trapping a Scorpion
Centipedes, Millipedes (Myriapods)
Ants (Formicidea)
Bees (Apoidea)
Wasps and Hornets (Vespa)
Mosquitos and Flies (Diptera)
Butterflies and Moths ( Including Caterpillars ) (Lepidoptera)
Snails and Slugs (Gastropods)
Fish
Cartilaginous Fish: Sharks and Rays (Chondrichthyes)
Sharks (Selachimorpha)
Rays (Batoidea)
Bony Fish (Osteichthyes)
Piranha (Serrasalmidae)
Mammals
Rodents: Mice, Rats, Beavers (Rodentia)
Bats (Chiroptera)
Shrews and Hedgehogs (Eulipotyphla)
Sloths and Anteaters (Pilosa)
Anteaters
Sloths
Hoofed Animals (ungulates)
Elephants (Elephantidae)
Apes and Monkeys (Primates)
Great Apes
Lesser Apes
Monkeys
Prosimians
Trapping a Primate
Meat-Eating Predator Cats (Carnivora feliformia)
Tigers (Panthera tigris)
Sumatran Tigers (Panthera tigris sondaica)
Jaguars (Panthera onca)
Chapter 3 Know Your Environment
Unnatural Selection
Game Theory
Cooperative and Noncooperative Games
Prisoner’s Dilemma
Social Dilemma
Evolutionary Game Theory
Chapter 4 Know Yourself
Before Entering the Jungle
Instinct versus Learned Behaviors
Systematic Desensitization
Cognitive Dissonance
Denial
Repression
Stockholm Syndrome
Displacement
Reaction Formation
Stress
The Importance of Compasses
Success and Enemies
Respect
Ambition
Chapter 5 Warfare
Corporate Psychological Warfare
Baiting
Camouflage
Infrasound and Ultrasound
False Retreats
False Movements and Decoys
Trapping (Flypaper Theory)
Gaslighting
Strategic Deterrents
Operational Tactics
Natural Reluctance to Kill
Prebattle Considerations
Reconnaissance, Infiltration, and Espionage
Ambush Strategy
Summary
Ambush Tactics
Effective Counterinsurgency Methods
Positions with Increased Level of Difficulties
Summary
Skirmishes
Other Offensive Tactics Utilized by Opponents
Collateral Damage
Summary
False Flags
Effective Counterinsurgency Methods
Offensive Strategies and Tactics Used by You against Your Opponents
Strategies for Dealing with Difficult People
Human Emotions
Anxiety, Fear
Disgust, Awkwardness
Envy
Anger, Sadness
Rivalries and Vendettas
Bullying
Identifying and Dealing with a Bully
Benefits and Limitations of Engaging HR
Defending Coworkers
Hierarchies
Unconsciously Inept Managers
Consciously Inept Managers
Winning by Not Winning
Psychology of an Ambush
Factors of Influence
Other Points to Consider in the Field
Chapter 6 Counterinsurgency Techniques for Organizations (for Natural Ecosystem Balance)
Seven Golden Rules
Propaganda
Bibliography
About the Author
Formal Permissions Obtained for Quotations >250 Words
Index
CHAPTER 1
Introduction to the Corporate Jungle
Non nobis solum nati sumus
(We are not born for ourselves alone.)
Cicero, Roman Statesman 106–104 BC
The striking similarities between corporate workplaces and wild jungles cannot be denied.
Both environments typify intense competition, danger, fear, and, more importantly, cooperation.
We spend one-third of our 24-hour day at work, and 50% of our waking hours are dedicated to the office in pursuit of our economic means of survival—money.
In all tropical rain forests, competition underpins every interaction; from the trees competing for sunlight to the animals competing for food and territory, every day is a battle for survival.
The entire survival process, however, is underpinned by cooperation, which is often overlooked in the selfi

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