Joe, Becky and Andrew 'Dilbert-ized' by comic creator
Talking Squawk, the official "Squawk Box" blog, provides tidbits, insights and some sarcastic reflections on the WEEK THAT WAS and the WEEK TO COME from the notepad of the show's senior executive producer.
"Dilbert" comes to CNBC
We here at "Squawk Box" would never make fun of CNBC management. But in the world of "Dilbert," anybody is fair game. So we were understandably nervous when we knew Dilbert's mastermind, Scott Adams, was coming to the set this week.
Turns out, he was just here to sell his book "How to Fail at Almost Everything and Still Win Big: Kind of the Story of My Life."
Here's the strange story behind Adams and how he keeps failing at business ventures, which allows him to gather more content for his "Dilbert" comic strip, which then earns him more money to start even more new businesses that he can fail at, which gives him even more content! That's one messed up business model, but, hey, whatever works!
Finally, two people in Washington who figured out how to sit down with someone from the other side and get SOMETHING done!
House Budget Chairman Paul Ryan, a longtime friend of "Squawk Box," came on the show Thursday to sell the budget framework he worked out with Senate Budget Chair Patty Murray, D-Wash.
Langone vs. Hoyer
One of the goals on "Squawk Box" has always been to bring powerful, smart people together in the name of a higher form of discourse on television.
(Of course we also fill the show with jokes, banter and a general theme of sophomoric humor at best. But can you try to forget that part for just a minute and roll with me here?)
So back to the smart people stuff.
Home Depot co-founder Ken Langone kind of went off Tuesday on House Minority Whip Steny Hoyer during a heated debate over Washington's bitter politics.