How to Fail at Almost Everything and Still Win Big: Kind of the Story of My Life

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Penguin Books Limited, Oct 22, 2013 - Biography & Autobiography - 256 pages

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.

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User Review  - Daniel.Estes - LibraryThing

Adams' newest book is a gem IF you happen to prefer his purposefully tactless sense of humor. (I welcome it.) He is after all the creator of Dilbert so thumbs-up to a slightly outsized ego and don't ... Read full review


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Failing and succeeding, the sarcastic comic-strip-artist way.Dilbert creator Adams has failed where others have succeeded, and he has a chapter to prove it: a 10-page list of mistakes, misfires and ... Read full review

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About the author (2013)

Scott Adams is the creator of Dilbert, one of the most popular and widely-distributed comic strips of the past quarter century. He has been a full-time cartoonist since 1995, after 16 years as a technology worker for companies like Crocker National Bank and Pacific Bell. His many bestsellers include The Dilbert Principle and Dogbert's Top Secret Management Handbook. He lives outside of San Francisco.

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