How to Fail at Almost Everything and Still Win Big

How to Fail at Almost Everything and Still Win Big
Author: Scott Adams
Release: 2013-10-22
Editor: Penguin
Pages: 256
ISBN: 9780698144620
Language: en
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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.”

How to Fail at Almost Everything and Still Win Big

How to Fail at Almost Everything and Still Win Big
Author: Scott Adams
Release: 2013-10-22
Editor: Penguin UK
Pages: 256
ISBN: 9780241968703
Language: en
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Dilbert creator Scott Adams' funny memoir about his many failures and what they eventually taught him about success Scott Adams has probably failed at more things than anyone you've ever met. So how did he go from hapless office worker and serial failure to the creator of Dilbert, one of the world's most famous comic strips, in just a few years? No career guide can offer advice that works for everyone. Your best bet is to study the ways of others who made it big and try to glean some tricks that make sense for you. So here Scott Adams tells how he turned one failure after another - including a corporate career, inventions, investments, and two restaurants - into something successful. Along the way he discovered some unlikely truths. Goals are for losers; systems are for winners. Forget 'passion'; what you need is personal energy. In this brilliant book, Adams shows us how to invite failure in, embrace it, then pick its pocket. While you laugh at his failures, you'll discover some helpful ideas for your own path to personal victory.

How to Fail at Almost Everything and Still Win Big

How to Fail at Almost Everything and Still Win Big
Author: Scott Adams
Release: 2013
Editor: Penguin
Pages: 248
ISBN: 9781591846918
Language: en
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The creator of the popular Dilbert comic strip presents a lighthearted memoir of what his failures have taught him about success, recounting his journey from a hapless office employee to a world-famous cartoonist while describing the career and monetary setbacks that led to counter-intuitive realizations.

How to Fail at Almost Everything and Still Win Big

How to Fail at Almost Everything and Still Win Big
Author: Scott Adams
Release: 2013
Editor: Portfolio
Pages: 256
ISBN: 0241003709
Language: en
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'Everything you want out of life is in that bubbling vat of failure. The trick is to get the good stuff out.' Scott Adams has probably failed at more things than anyone you've ever met. So how did he go from hapless office worker and serial failure to the creator of Dilbert, one of the world's most famous comic strips, in just a few years? In this brilliant book, Adams shows us how to invite failure in, embrace it, then pick its pocket. What is the key to success? Hire the right employees! How do you know you hired the right ones? You know because the business is successful. So the key to success is circular reasoning? Yes, because circular reasoning is the key. No career guide can offer advice that works for everyone. Your best bet is to study the ways of others who made it big and try to glean some tricks that make sense for you. So here Scott Adams tells how he turned one failure after another - including a corporate career, inventions, investments and two restaurants - into something successful. Along the way he discovered some unlikely truths. Goals are for losers; systems are for winners. Forget 'passion'; what you need is personal energy. While you laugh at his failures, you'll discover some helpful ideas for your own path to personal victory. As he puts it- '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 strategy of managing my opportunities in a way that would make it easier for luck to find me.'

Win Bigly

Win Bigly
Author: Scott Adams
Release: 2017-10-31
Editor: Penguin
Pages: 304
ISBN: 9780735219724
Language: en
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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.

Loserthink

Loserthink
Author: Scott Adams
Release: 2019-11-05
Editor: Penguin
Pages: 256
ISBN: 9780593083536
Language: en
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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.

God s Debris

God s Debris
Author: Scott Adams
Release: 2013-12-24
Editor: Andrews McMeel Publishing, LLC
Pages: 148
ISBN: 9781449459840
Language: en
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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.

Go Add Value Someplace Else

Go Add Value Someplace Else
Author: Scott Adams
Release: 2014-10-28
Editor: Andrews McMeel Publishing
Pages: 168
ISBN: 9781449452261
Language: en
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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.

I Am a Successful Failure

I Am a Successful Failure
Author: Sheldon Moldoff
Release: 2012-05
Editor: Xlibris Corporation
Pages: 150
ISBN: 9781477115244
Language: en
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Sheldon moldoff comic book legend of the golden age of comics. He drew such strips as Hawkman, Kid eternity, and the black pirate. He drew the first appearance of green lantern and the flash. But best known for his 15 year run drawing batman from 1953 to1967. He created batgirl girl, bat-mite, zebra batman, mr. freeze. He later drew books for shoney, red loster, burger king and captain d. shelly favorite saying was I born to draw. visit his website Sheldon moldoff .com

Do Business Better

Do Business Better
Author: Damian Mason
Release: 2019-03-27
Editor: John Wiley & Sons
Pages: 256
ISBN: 9781119566304
Language: en
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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.

The Office Is a Beautiful Place When Everyone Else Works from Home

The Office Is a Beautiful Place When Everyone Else Works from Home
Author: Scott Adams
Release: 2021-12-14
Editor: Andrews McMeel Publishing
Pages: 144
ISBN: 9781524874957
Language: en
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Everyone's favorite comic strip office worker returns in this dry, sarcastic, and utterly hilarious new Dilbert collection. No one is more accomplished at making the drudgery of office work into comedy than Dilbert creator Scott Adams, whose landmark comic strip starring the downtrodden engineer have entertained millions of readers for the past three decades. This collection includes hundreds of the most recent Dilbert comics starring Dilbert, his pointy-haired boss, lazy colleague Wally, temperamental Alice, maniacal Catbert, and misguided intern Asok, among many others.

Eagerly Awaiting Your Irrational Response

Eagerly Awaiting Your Irrational Response
Author: Scott Adams
Release: 2020-10-20
Editor: Andrews McMeel Publishing
Pages: 144
ISBN: 9781524866785
Language: en
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The office culture in Dilbert abounds with hazards, from risky re-orgs and ergonomic ball chair disasters to Wally’s flying toenail clippings. After a colleague suggests planning a huddle to ideate around an opportunity, Dilbert suffers an acute bout of jargon poisoning. It’s all part of the delightful drudgery of Eagerly Awaiting Your Irrational Response.

Stick to Drawing Comics Monkey Brain

Stick to Drawing Comics  Monkey Brain
Author: Scott Adams
Release: 2008-09-30
Editor: Portfolio
Pages: 400
ISBN: 1591842301
Language: en
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Everyone knows Scott Adams, the creator of Dilbert, as the king of workplace humor. His insights into the crazy world of business have long been on display in his hugely popular comic strip and bestselling books like The Dilbert Principle. But there's much more to life than work, and it turns out that the man behind Dogbert and the Pointy-Haired Boss has an equally outrageous take on life outside the cubicle. Adams ventures into uncharted territory in this collection of more than 150 short pieces on everything from lunar real estate to serial killers, not to mention politics, religion, dating, underwear, alien life, and the menace of car singing. He isn't afraid to confront the most pressing questions of our day, such as the pros and cons of toothpaste smuggling, why kangaroos don't drive cars, and whether Jesus would approve of your second iPod.

Fail Fast Fail Often

Fail Fast  Fail Often
Author: Ryan Babineaux,John D. Krumboltz
Release: 2013
Editor: TarcherPerigee
Pages: 193
ISBN: 9780399166259
Language: en
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The pair of psychologists behind a popular class at Stanford University called “Fail Fast, Fail Often” discuss how people who aren't worried about making mistakes tend to live happier, more successful lives and learn more from their experiences and opportunities. Original.

Summary and Analysis

Summary and Analysis
Author: Fountain Publishing
Release: 2021-07-07
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 32
ISBN: 9798533354035
Language: en
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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!

Failing Up

Failing Up
Author: Leslie Odom, Jr.
Release: 2018-03-27
Editor: Feiwel & Friends
Pages: 192
ISBN: 9781250139979
Language: en
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Leslie Odom Jr., burst on the scene in 2015, originating the role of Aaron Burr in the Broadway musical phenomenon Hamilton. Since then, he has performed for sold-out audiences, sung for the Obamas at the White House, and won a Tony Award for Best Leading Actor in a Musical. But before he landed the role of a lifetime in one of the biggest musicals of all time, Odom put in years of hard work as a singer and an actor. With personal stories from his life, Odom asks the questions that will help you unlock your true potential and achieve your goals even when they seem impossible. What work did you put in today that will help you improve tomorrow? How do you surround yourself with people who will care about your dreams as much as you do? How do you know when to play it safe and when to risk it all for something bigger and better? These stories will inspire you, motivate you, and empower you for the greatness that lies ahead, whether you’re graduating from college, starting a new job, or just looking to live each day to the fullest.

Adapt

Adapt
Author: Tim Harford
Release: 2011-05-10
Editor: Bond Street Books
Pages: 304
ISBN: 9780385670258
Language: en
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The Undercover Economist - famed for his explanations - now offers solutions. Tim Harford introduces a new way of thinking about how to solve the world's most urgent problems, from climate change to terrorism, African poverty to global finance - even the problems we encounter in our own daily lives. When faced with such challenges, we instinctively look to leaders, experts, and gurus to provide us with pre-chewed solutions. Harford argues that the world has become too unpredictable and complex for that. Instead, we must adapt - improvise rather than plan, work from the bottom up, take baby steps. Adapt draws on exciting new work by passionate young economists and on innovative ideas from across the sciences. It looks at how and why innovation really comes about, extolling the value of trial and error and arguing that we should learn to embrace failure. Above all, Adapt applies hard-won lessons learned in the field, from a spaceport in the Mojave Desert to the street of Iraq, from a blazing offshore drilling rig to the frozen tundra of Siberia. The book shows that it's up to individuals - us - to change the world.

Thriving on Vague Objectives

Thriving on Vague Objectives
Author: Scott Adams
Release: 2005-11-01
Editor: Andrews McMeel Publishing
Pages: 128
ISBN: 9780740755330
Language: en
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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.

The Up Side of Down

The Up Side of Down
Author: Megan McArdle
Release: 2014-02-11
Editor: Penguin
Pages: 320
ISBN: 9780698151499
Language: en
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“Clever, surprisingly fast-paced, and enlightening.” —Forbes Most new products fail. So do most businesses. And most of us, if we are honest, have experienced a major setback in our personal or professional lives. So what determines who will bounce back and follow up with a home run? What separates those who keep treading water from those who harness the lessons from their mistakes? One of our most popular business bloggers, Megan McArdle takes insights from emergency room doctors, kindergarten teachers, bankruptcy judges, and venture capitalists to teach us how to reinvent ourselves in the face of failure. The Up Side of Down is a book that just might change the way you lead your life.

Fugitive from the Cubicle Police

Fugitive from the Cubicle Police
Author: Scott Adams
Release: 1996-09
Editor: Andrews McMeel Publishing
Pages: 224
ISBN: 0836221192
Language: en
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A collection of comic strips from the popular series skewering corporate life features the antics of the deadpan engineer and his clever menagerie of talking animals, including Dogbert, Catbert, and Ratbert. Original.