Guerrilla Warfare in the Corporate Jungle

Book description

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.

Table of contents

  1. Cover
  2. Half Title
  3. Title Page
  4. Copyright Page
  5. Dedication
  6. Contents
  7. Chapter 1 Introduction to the Corporate Jungle
    1. The Jungle
      1. The Emergent Layer
      2. The Canopy
      3. The Understory
      4. The Forest Floor
    2. The Corporate Jungle
      1. Security Layer
      2. Strategic Layer
      3. Service Layer
      4. Specialist Layer
    3. Fruits of the Jungle
    4. Corporate Ladder
  8. Chapter 2 Know Your Opponent
    1. The ID
    2. The Ego
    3. The Superego
    4. Personalities
    5. Amphibians
      1. Salamanders (Caudata)
      2. High Profile: Salamander: Mushroom-tongued Salamanders (Bolitoglossa)
      3. Frogs and Toads (Anura)
      4. Toads
      5. Caecilians (Apoda)
    6. Reptiles
      1. Snakes and Lizards (Squamites)
      2. Lizards (Squamata)
      3. Turtles and Tortoises (Testudines)
      4. Crocodiles, Alligators, and Caimans (Crocodilians)
    7. Birds
      1. Parrots (Psittaciformes)
      2. Songbirds: (Passennes)
      3. Pheasants, Peacocks, Chickens, and Turkeys (Galliformes)
    8. Birds of Prey
      1. Falcons (Falconiformes)
      2. Eagles and Vultures (Accipitriformes)
      3. Eagles
      4. Vultures
      5. High Profile: King Vulture (Sarcoramphus papa)
    9. Creepy Crawlies
      1. Spiders, Scorpions (Arachnids)
      2. Spiders
      3. Scorpions
    10. Trapping a Scorpion
      1. Centipedes, Millipedes (Myriapods)
      2. Ants (Formicidea)
      3. Bees (Apoidea)
      4. Wasps and Hornets (Vespa)
      5. Mosquitos and Flies (Diptera)
      6. Butterflies and Moths (Including Caterpillars) (Lepidoptera)
      7. Snails and Slugs (Gastropods)
    11. Fish
      1. Cartilaginous Fish: Sharks and Rays (Chondrichthyes)
      2. Sharks (Selachimorpha)
      3. Rays (Batoidea)
      4. Bony Fish (Osteichthyes)
      5. Piranha (Serrasalmidae)
    12. Mammals
      1. Rodents: Mice, Rats, Beavers (Rodentia)
      2. Bats (Chiroptera)
      3. Shrews and Hedgehogs (Eulipotyphla)
      4. Sloths and Anteaters (Pilosa)
      5. Anteaters
      6. Sloths
      7. Hoofed Animals (ungulates)
      8. Elephants (Elephantidae)
      9. Apes and Monkeys (Primates)
      10. Great Apes
      11. Lesser Apes
      12. Monkeys
      13. Prosimians
    13. Trapping a Primate
      1. Meat-Eating Predator Cats (Carnivora feliformia)
      2. Tigers (Panthera tigris)
      3. Sumatran Tigers (Panthera tigris sondaica)
      4. Jaguars (Panthera onca)
  9. Chapter 3 Know Your Environment
    1. Unnatural Selection
      1. Game Theory
    2. Cooperative and Noncooperative Games
    3. Prisoner’s Dilemma
    4. Social Dilemma
    5. Evolutionary Game Theory
  10. Chapter 4 Know Yourself
    1. Before Entering the Jungle
    2. Instinct versus Learned Behaviors
    3. Systematic Desensitization
    4. Cognitive Dissonance
    5. Denial
    6. Repression
    7. Stockholm Syndrome
    8. Displacement
    9. Reaction Formation
    10. Stress
    11. The Importance of Compasses
    12. Success and Enemies
    13. Respect
    14. Ambition
  11. Chapter 5 Warfare
    1. Corporate Psychological Warfare
    2. Baiting
    3. Camouflage
    4. Infrasound and Ultrasound
    5. False Retreats
    6. False Movements and Decoys
    7. Trapping (Flypaper Theory)
    8. Gaslighting
    9. Strategic Deterrents
    10. Operational Tactics
    11. Natural Reluctance to Kill
    12. Prebattle Considerations
    13. Reconnaissance, Infiltration, and Espionage
    14. Ambush Strategy
    15. Summary
    16. Ambush Tactics
    17. Effective Counterinsurgency Methods
    18. Positions with Increased Level of Difficulties
    19. Summary
    20. Skirmishes
    21. Other Offensive Tactics Utilized by Opponents
    22. Collateral Damage
    23. Summary
    24. False Flags
    25. Effective Counterinsurgency Methods
    26. Offensive Strategies and Tactics Used by You against Your Opponents
    27. Strategies for Dealing with Difficult People
    28. Human Emotions
      1. Anxiety, Fear
      2. Disgust, Awkwardness
      3. Envy
      4. Anger, Sadness
    29. Rivalries and Vendettas
    30. Bullying
    31. Identifying and Dealing with a Bully
    32. Benefits and Limitations of Engaging HR
    33. Defending Coworkers
    34. Hierarchies
      1. Unconsciously Inept Managers
      2. Consciously Inept Managers
    35. Winning by Not Winning
    36. Psychology of an Ambush
    37. Factors of Influence
    38. Other Points to Consider in the Field
  12. Chapter 6 Counterinsurgency Techniques for Organizations (for Natural Ecosystem Balance)
    1. Seven Golden Rules
    2. Propaganda
  13. Bibliography
  14. About the Author
  15. Formal Permissions Obtained for Quotations >250 Words
  16. Index
  17. Back Cover

Product information

  • Title: Guerrilla Warfare in the Corporate Jungle
  • Author(s): K.F. Dochartaigh
  • Release date: January 2021
  • Publisher(s): Business Expert Press
  • ISBN: 9781952538858