[NetBehaviour] The Yes Men: How to Hack Corporate Culture

Pall Thayer pallthay at gmail.com
Thu Aug 27 12:21:45 CEST 2009

The Yes Men are branching out as a franchise? So poetic.

On Thu, Aug 27, 2009 at 9:56 AM, Olga<olga.panades at gmail.com> wrote:
> The Yes Men: How to Hack Corporate Culture
> Tips from the culture jamming masters.
> yes-man (noun, plural -men): someone who agrees with everything the
> boss says, even if it’s demented, cruel, absurd, or just stupid.
> The Yes Men: A group of people who target bosses they don’t work for,
> then agree so hard with their targets that their audiences should sit
> up and take notice …
> We call ourselves the Yes Men, and our goal is to fix the world. We
> even have a new film, coming out in theaters on October 22, that we’ve
> called The Yes Men Fix the World.
> We’ll give away the ending: we don’t actually make everything better.
> And worse, we’re now spending so much time on the distribution of this
> damn film that we don’t even have time to do our own silly antics
> anymore. So: please do it for us. Steal our secrets.
> What we do—and what you can do too—is impersonate captains of
> industry, infiltrate corporate events, give absurd and revealing
> presentations, and then escape to tell the story in the press,
> hopefully to the great embarrassment of the target.
> You don’t have to be a James Bond for this. You can be a bad actor,
> clumsy, absent minded, and even have stage fright. But what you might
> need a fake email address and a business card. For example, if you’re
> representing Exxon as Luella Arschenfleck, buy a domain like
> exxon-corporate.com and use an address like
> arschl at exxon-corporate.com. (Note: a company like Go Daddy might
> cancel your domain name just because it contains a well-known
> corporate name, so you might want to use an off-beat, less
> stockholder-oriented domain name company.)
> More at GOOD
> http://www.good.is/post/the-yes-men-how-to-hack-corporate-culture/
> --
> Olga P Massanet
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