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Stanley Bing biography

Date of birth : 1951-05-20
Date of death : -
Birthplace : New York City, New York, US
Nationality : American
Category : Arts and Entertainment
Last modified : 2011-06-01
Credited as : Business humorist, and novelist, Fortune magazine

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Stanley Bing is the pen name of Gil Schwartz, a business humorist and novelist. He has written a column for Fortune magazine for more than ten years, after having spent a decade at Esquire, and has written many books (see below). Schwartz is the executive vice president of corporate communications for CBS.

His first book was a small devil's dictionary of business terms called Bizwords. Crazy Bosses, which established the early groundwork of his subsequent career, was published in 1990. It was at this point that Bing, who had been writing in secret within a large multinational corporation, revealed his existence to his colleagues at Westinghouse, who had heretofore known him only by his given name. In the years to come, Bing continued to appear as Schwartz in business settings, but published primarily under his pseudonym. A series of best-selling business books appeared, including What Would Machiavelli Do?: The Ends Justify The Meanness; Throwing The Elephant: Zen and the Art of Managing Up; Sun Tzu Was A Sissy, and, published simultaneously in the spring of 2006, Rome, Inc.: The Rise and Fall of the First Multinational Corporation, and 100 Bullshit Jobs and How To Get Them. In 2007, Bing published a thoroughly revised edition of "Crazy Bosses", adding a layer of strategy that did not exist in the earlier edition, and in 2008, "Executricks: How to Retire While You're Still Working." Bing is also the author of two novels, Lloyd: What Happened, a comedy that introduced extensive business graphics into the novel for the first time, and You Look Nice Today, a comic tragedy. He is currently at work on a new novel and a series of illustrated fables.

Bing also appears extensively online. In 2007, he began a daily blog,, which appears on FORTUNE's website as well as that of its parent, CNNMoney, and currently syndicates his writing and video blogs at Huffington Post and The Street. Most recently, he began an advice column at the business destination BNET.

Author of books:

Crazy Bosses: Spotting Them, Serving Them, Surviving Them (1992)
Lloyd: What Happened (1998, novel)
What Would Machiavelli Do? The Ends Justify The Meanness (2000)
Throwing the Elephant: Zen and the Art of Managing Up (2002)
You Look Nice Today (2003, novel)
The Big Bing: Black Holes of Time Management, Gaseous Executive Bodies, Exploding Careers, and Other Theories on the Origins of the Business Universe (2003)
Sun Tzu Was a Sissy (2004)
100 Bullshit Jobs...And How to Get Them (2006)

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