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

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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 likely failed at more things than anyone youve ever met or anyone youve even heard of. So how did he go from hapless office worker and serial failure to the creator of Dilbert, one of the worlds most famous syndicated comic strips, in just a few years? In How to Fail at Almost Everything and Still Win Big, Adams shares the strategy he has used since he was a teen to 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 into something good

and lasting.

Adams reveals that hes failed at just about everything hes tried, including his corporate career, his inventions, his investments, and his two restaurants. But theres a lot to learn from his personal story, and a lot of humor 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 persons 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.”

Synopsis:

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 likely failed at more things than anyone youand#8217;ve ever met, including his corporate career, his inventions, his investments, and two restaurants. So how did he go from hapless office worker to the creator of Dilbert, one of the worldand#8217;s most famous syndicated comic strips, in just a few years?

In this funny yet serious book full of personal stories, Adams shares the strategies he has used to invite failure in, embrace it, then pick its pocket. Among his contrarian lessons:

and#149; Goals are for losers. Systems are for winners.

and#149; A combination of mediocre skills can make you surprisingly valuable.

and#149; You can manage your odds in a way that makes you look lucky to others.

Synopsis:

Dilbert creator Scott Adams offers his most personal book ever — a funny memoir of his many failures and what they eventually taught him about success.

How do you go from hapless office worker to world-famous cartoonist and bestselling author in just a few years?  No career guide can answer that, and not even Scott Adams (who actually did it) can give you a road map that works for everyone. But theres a lot to learn from his personal story, and a lot of humor along the way.

In How to Fail at Almost Everything and Still Win Big, Adams admits that he failed at just about everything hes tried, including his corporate career, his inventions, his investments, and his two restaurants. But along the way, Adams discovered some truths youre unlikely to find anywhere else. For instance…

  • Goals are for losers.
  • You can get fit without using willpower.
  • A combination of mediocre skills can make you surprisingly valuable.
Adams hopes readers can laugh at his failures while discovering some unique and helpful ideas.

About the Author

Scott Adams is the creator of Dilbert, one of the most popular 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 Dogbertand#8217;s Top Secret Management Handbook. He lives outside of San Francisco.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781591846918
Author:
Adams, Scott
Publisher:
Portfolio
Subject:
Essays
Subject:
Careers
Subject:
Business-Careers
Subject:
Business Writing
Edition Description:
Paperback / softback
Publication Date:
20131031
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Illustrations:
b/w illustrations and photos throughout
Pages:
256
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in 1 lb
Age Level:
from 18

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Arts and Entertainment » Humor » Cartoons » General
Biography » Business
Business » Biographies
Business » Careers
Business » General
Business » History and Biographies
Business » Management
Business » Writing
Fiction and Poetry » Graphic Novels » Comic Strips

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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 likely failed at more things than anyone youand#8217;ve ever met, including his corporate career, his inventions, his investments, and two restaurants. So how did he go from hapless office worker to the creator of Dilbert, one of the worldand#8217;s most famous syndicated comic strips, in just a few years?

In this funny yet serious book full of personal stories, Adams shares the strategies he has used to invite failure in, embrace it, then pick its pocket. Among his contrarian lessons:

and#149; Goals are for losers. Systems are for winners.

and#149; A combination of mediocre skills can make you surprisingly valuable.

and#149; You can manage your odds in a way that makes you look lucky to others.

"Synopsis" by , Dilbert creator Scott Adams offers his most personal book ever — a funny memoir of his many failures and what they eventually taught him about success.

How do you go from hapless office worker to world-famous cartoonist and bestselling author in just a few years?  No career guide can answer that, and not even Scott Adams (who actually did it) can give you a road map that works for everyone. But theres a lot to learn from his personal story, and a lot of humor along the way.

In How to Fail at Almost Everything and Still Win Big, Adams admits that he failed at just about everything hes tried, including his corporate career, his inventions, his investments, and his two restaurants. But along the way, Adams discovered some truths youre unlikely to find anywhere else. For instance…

  • Goals are for losers.
  • You can get fit without using willpower.
  • A combination of mediocre skills can make you surprisingly valuable.
Adams hopes readers can laugh at his failures while discovering some unique and helpful ideas.

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