How To Fail At Almost Everything And Still Win Big

How To Fail At Almost Everything And Still Win Big

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Blasting clichéd career advice, the contrarian pundit and creator of Dilbert recounts the humorous ups and downs of his career, revealing the outsized role of luck in our lives and how best to play the system. Scott Adams has likely failed at more things than anyone you’ve ever met or anyone you’ve even heard of. So how did he go from hapless office worker and serial failure to the creator of Dilbert, one of the world’s most famous syndicated comic strips, in just a few years? In How to Fail at Almost Everything and Still Win Big, Adams shares the game plan he’s followed since he was a teen: invite failure in, embrace it, then pick its pocket. No career guide can offer advice that works for everyone. As Adams explains, your best bet is to study the ways of others who made it big and try to glean some tricks and strategies that make sense for you. Adams pulls back the covers on his own unusual life and shares how he turned one failure after another—including his corporate career, his inventions, his investments, and his two restaurants—into something good and lasting. There’s a lot to learn from his personal story, and a lot of entertainment along the way. Adams discovered some unlikely truths that helped to propel him forward. For instance: • Goals are for losers. Systems are for winners. • “Passion” is bull. What you need is personal energy. • A combination of mediocre skills can make you surprisingly valuable. • You can manage your odds in a way that makes you look lucky to others. Adams hopes you can laugh at his failures while discovering some unique and helpful ideas on your own path to personal victory. As he writes: “This is a story of one person’s unlikely success within the context of scores of embarrassing failures. Was my eventual success primarily a result of talent, luck, hard work, or an accidental just-right balance of each? All I know for sure is that I pursued a conscious strategy of managing my opportunities in a way that would make it easier for luck to find me.”

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Genre : Business & Economics
Author by : Scott Adams
Publisher : Penguin
Release : 2013-10-22
File : 256 Pages
ISBN-13 : 9780698144620


Win Bigly

Win Bigly

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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER The New York Times bestseller that explains one of the most important perceptual shifts in the history of humankind Scott Adams was one of the earliest public figures to predict Donald Trump’s election. The mainstream media regarded Trump as a lucky clown, but Adams – best known as “the guy who created Dilbert” -- recognized a level of persuasion you only see once in a generation. We’re hardwired to respond to emotion, not reason, and Trump knew exactly which emotional buttons to push. The point isn’t whether Trump was right or wrong, good or bad. Adams goes beyond politics to look at persuasion tools that can work in any setting—the same ones Adams saw in Steve Jobs when he invested in Apple decades ago. Win Bigly is a field guide for persuading others in any situation—or resisting the tactics of emotional persuasion when they’re used on you. This revised edition features a bonus chapter that assesses just how well Adams foresaw the outcomes of Trump’s tactics with North Korea, the NFL protesters, Congress, and more.

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Genre : Psychology
Author by : Scott Adams
Publisher : Penguin
Release : 2017-10-31
File : 304 Pages
ISBN-13 : 9780735219724


God S Debris

God S Debris

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God's Debris is the first non-Dilbert, non-humor book by best-selling author Scott Adams. Adams describes God's Debris as a thought experiment wrapped in a story. It's designed to make your brain spin around inside your skull. Imagine that you meet a very old man who—you eventually realize—knows literally everything. Imagine that he explains for you the great mysteries of life: quantum physics, evolution, God, gravity, light psychic phenomenon, and probability—in a way so simple, so novel, and so compelling that it all fits together and makes perfect sense. What does it feel like to suddenly understand everything? You may not find the final answer to the big question, but God's Debris might provide the most compelling vision of reality you will ever read. The thought experiment is this: Try to figure out what's wrong with the old man's explanation of reality. Share the book with your smart friends, then discuss it later while enjoying a beverage. It has no violence or sex, but the ideas are powerful and not appropriate for readers under fourteen.

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Genre : Religion
Author by : Scott Adams
Publisher : Andrews McMeel Publishing, LLC
Release : 2013-12-24
File : 148 Pages
ISBN-13 : 9781449459840


Loserthink

Loserthink

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From the creator of Dilbert and author of Win Bigly, a guide to spotting and avoiding loserthink: sneaky mental habits trapping victims in their own bubbles of reality. If you've been on social media lately, or turned on your TV, you may have noticed a lot of dumb ideas floating around. "We know when history will repeat and when it won't." "We can tell the difference between evidence and coincidences." "The simplest explanation is usually true." Wrong, wrong, and dangerous! If we're not careful, loserthink would have us believe that every Trump supporter is a bigoted racist, addicts should be responsible for fixing the opioid epidemic, and that your relationship fell apart simply because you chewed with your mouth open. Even the smartest people can slip into loserthink's seductive grasp. This book will teach you how to spot and avoid it--and will give you scripts to respond when hollow arguments are being brandished against you, whether by well-intentioned friends, strangers on the internet, or political pundits. You'll also learn how to spot the underlying causes of loserthink, like the inability to get ego out of your decisions, thinking with words instead of reasons, failing to imagine alternative explanations, and making too much of coincidences. Your bubble of reality doesn't have to be a prison. This book will show you how to break free--and, what's more, to be among the most perceptive and respected thinkers in every conversation.

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Genre : Business & Economics
Author by : Scott Adams
Publisher : Penguin
Release : 2019-11-05
File : 256 Pages
ISBN-13 : 9780593083536


The Book Thief

The Book Thief

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#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • ONE OF TIME MAGAZINE’S 100 BEST YA BOOKS OF ALL TIME The extraordinary, beloved novel about the ability of books to feed the soul even in the darkest of times. When Death has a story to tell, you listen. It is 1939. Nazi Germany. The country is holding its breath. Death has never been busier, and will become busier still. Liesel Meminger is a foster girl living outside of Munich, who scratches out a meager existence for herself by stealing when she encounters something she can’t resist–books. With the help of her accordion-playing foster father, she learns to read and shares her stolen books with her neighbors during bombing raids as well as with the Jewish man hidden in her basement. In superbly crafted writing that burns with intensity, award-winning author Markus Zusak, author of I Am the Messenger, has given us one of the most enduring stories of our time. “The kind of book that can be life-changing.” —The New York Times “Deserves a place on the same shelf with The Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank.” —USA Today DON’T MISS BRIDGE OF CLAY, MARKUS ZUSAK’S FIRST NOVEL SINCE THE BOOK THIEF.

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Genre : Young Adult Fiction
Author by : Markus Zusak
Publisher : Knopf Books for Young Readers
Release : 2007-12-18
File : 592 Pages
ISBN-13 : 9780307433848


Do Business Better

Do Business Better

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Build your best life by forging your own path to business success After speaking to companies such as Merck, Land O'Lakes, and Cargill, and to over 2000 audiences across the world, Damian Mason, successful businessman, agriculturalist, podcaster, and writer, wants to help you achieve your entrepreneurial goals and live a better life. While other business books claim to tell you how to reach success, they fall short because they don’t address the fact that success is different for each of us. Do Business Better helps you define success on your terms, then shows you how to achieve it. You’ll learn the Four Unwavering Traits of Entrepreneurial Success and how to discover the differences between routines and habits, then implement your changes through meaningful actions that create permanent improvement. Along the way, you’ll learn from real-world examples and relatable stories, and discover a wealth of applicable advice on starting, managing, and growing your own enterprise. Discover your best life, then build a path to achieve it Learn how other entrepreneurs have adapted their lives to achieve their goals Find out what’s really standing between you and your dreams Rid yourself of ineffective thinking patterns and develop habits that actually help you Do Business Better is the go-to guide for business people, entrepreneurs, and the self-employed looking to jumpstart their journey and build their dreams into reality. If your goal is prosperity, longevity, and a life and business on your terms, this book is for you.

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Genre : Self-Help
Author by : Damian Mason
Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
Release : 2019-03-27
File : 256 Pages
ISBN-13 : 9781119566304


Go Add Value Someplace Else

Go Add Value Someplace Else

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Does Dilbert creator Scott Adams have a hidden camera in your office--or is he just completely in tune with the inept managers, wacky office politics, and nonsensical leadership practices that seem to run wild at your company? Stop looking for the camera. Dilbert has become a hugely successful strip because Adams feels your pain. How? Because this former employee of a major telecommunications company has been there. He's seen the road to failure firsthand. And he knows that to successfully navigate the ludicrous world of business, you can't expect common sense to prevail, you need to keep a sense of humor, and above all, you must always be ready to blame the other guy. The strip's enormous popularity stems from the fact that its millions of readers easily identify with the crazy plots and wacky characters found within the corporate environment. Sure, most companies don't have a bespectacled engineer with a tie permanently curled up, a cynical talking dog, and a manager with two pointy tufts of hair. But it's the outrageous things Dilbert characters do and say that leave readers knowingly nodding their heads and, of course, laughing uproariously. The antics of Dilbert's cast are based not only on Adams's own corporate experiences, but on the numerous e-mails he receives each day about the office dramas of his devoted fans.

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Genre : Humor
Author by : Scott Adams
Publisher : Andrews McMeel Publishing
Release : 2014-10-28
File : 168 Pages
ISBN-13 : 9781449452261


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Summary And Analysis

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Summary & Analysis: How to Fail at Almost Everything and Still Win Big by Scott Adams DISCLAIMER This is just and in-depth summary & analysis of the main book. And it is written in such a way to aid your understanding of the original book. It is not to replace the original book. It is fashioned and summarized with care by Fountain Publishing who set the standard for quality works and give you the tools you need to be a well-informed Readers, Leaders, Marketers and Business Owners In Scott Adam's life-changing book, "How to Fail at Almost Everything and Still Win Big," the author encourages readers to invite failure into their professional lives as it is often the raw material for success. He asserts that no matter how many times you fail, you can come out ahead if you learn something in the process. ABOUT THE ORIGINAL BOOK: The book is a hilarious narration of the challenges the author encountered while navigating his way through the corporate world. He recounts how he grew from an incompetent worker in a phone company cubicle to the creator of one of the most successful comic strips. Adams draws rich productivity lessons from dozens of personal failures in his businesses and career. Through a depiction of his limited talents, Adams shows that success is not a product of exceptional skill or hard work but a balance of average skills, perseverance and luck. Buy Now The Summary Of This Book For The Modest Price Of A Cup Of Coffee!

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Release : 2021-07-07
File : 32 Pages
ISBN-13 : 9798533354035


Summary How To Fail At Almost Everything And Still Win Big Kind Of The Story Of My Life By Scott Adams

Summary How To Fail At Almost Everything And Still Win Big Kind Of The Story Of My Life By Scott Adams

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* Our summary is short, simple and pragmatic. It allows you to have the essential ideas of a big book in less than 30 minutes. As you read this summary, you will learn that the key to your professional success may simply lie in accepting your failures. You will also learn: that setting goals is not enough unless you have a strategy for achieving them; why getting to know yourself can lead you to success; how to achieve excellence by adding up your skills; how to take care of yourself, to maximize your chances of success; how to dare to take a chance. Contrary to what you may think, failure is not an end in itself. It allows you to improve and take a step towards success. Moreover, success is not just a matter of luck. By being an observer, you will be able to discover the mechanics of success. Open your eyes and know how to spot opportunities when they present themselves to you! Are you ready to make your failures your greatest successes? *Buy now the summary of this book for the modest price of a cup of coffee!

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Genre : Business & Economics
Author by : Shortcut Edition
Publisher : Shortcut Edition
Release : 2021-06-27
File : 35 Pages
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Thriving On Vague Objectives

Thriving On Vague Objectives

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A collection of the widely read comic strip captures the reality of the nine-to-five worker--from the techno-man stuck in a dead-end job to the trash collector who knows everything about everything--offering a dead-on depiction of office life. Original.

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Genre : Humor
Author by : Scott Adams
Publisher : Andrews McMeel Publishing
Release : 2005-11-01
File : 128 Pages
ISBN-13 : 9780740755330