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Succeeding In Management 1983 is a business self-help book. Presumably, the guide was published in 1983.


In "Boss Mabel," Mabel uses the outdated techniques in the book to her advantage, to try to win the challenge of running the Mystery Shack she makes with Stan. A notable technique is "imaginizing."


The book is full of impromptu techniques of running a business. Some of the techniques included are wearing shoulder pads, which Mabel does respectively. Another such technique is wearing a suit, possibly based on the "dress to impress" theory. Another possible technique is to make the employees feel better, specifically the method SELVES: "Satisfied Everyday Loving Life Very Much Everyday Satisfied," which "increases" work production by making the employees feel like they are "number one," making their work spaces more self-friendly, and giving employees time off with full pay.

"Imaginizing" is another technique revealed to be in the book. This technique is used to allow an uncomfortable employee to imagine themselves in a state of success and perseverance, therefore attempting to put those thoughts into actions.


The book is a considerably large. Due to its age and neglect, it has become damaged over the years; the jacket cover is wrinkled and ripped in places. The cover has a picture of a floppy disk and the planet Earth on either side of the word "IN" and a "3D" graph. The words "SUCCEEDING IN MANAGEMENT" are written in red in the top half. Over the graph, the year "1983" is written in yellow in a larger font.


Season 1


  • As the book was published in 1983, it is likely that Stan used it to guide him in running the Mystery Shack in the early years as the Shack was opened in 1982 based on the Timeline.

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