For the better part of a decade, Despair, Inc. has been engaged in a fierce battle in the marketplace of ideas with the multi-billion dollar motivation industry. In 1998, Despair introduced the world to a darkly insightful line of motivational poster parodies known simply as Demotivators�. In April 2005, company co-founder Dr. E.L. Kersten unveiled his landmark management book, “The Art of Demotivation”– a work quickly praised by Financial Times Management Columnist Lucy Kellaway as “the most daring, funny and subversive management book ever written”. With the introduction of Despair Video podcasts, the company opens a new front in the war on motivation- while simultaneously offering a tantalizing glimpse at life inside the company itself.”