How to Fail at Almost Everything and Still Win Big

How to Fail at Almost Everything and Still Win Big

Kind of the Story of My Life

Book - 2013
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"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 there's a lot to learn from his personal story, and a lot of humor along the way"-- Provided by publisher.
Publisher: New York : Portfolio/Penguin, 2013.
ISBN: 9781591846918
Characteristics: 248 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm


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Nov 29, 2019

couldn't get past the introduction - not Dilbert

Nov 17, 2019

He makes very good points. The book is both funny and serious depending on the topic he's covering. Although I think Adams has much more physical and mental energy than the average person, I think he gives the readers a lot to think about. He suggests a lot of ways to improve ones life, and shares what worked and didn't work for him; at the same time he doesn't suggest everything in his approach is suitable for everyone else.

Mar 23, 2018

Funny book about improving your productivity; I giggled while reading it more than once.

Jul 27, 2017

Everyone has fails and successes and he writes about both-especially the fails but that's not all bad. He has a sense of humor in this book (after all, Dilbert!) but it's not a slapstick book but many amusing anecdotes from his work life.

He offers things that have worked for him such as developing a system that works rather than a random list of goals. He also writes how valuable short courses from Dale Carnegie or a simple business writing course were life changing.

Buffy5 Jan 11, 2017

Adams writes with great humility about things that have worked for him and things that haven’t. I’m not a laugh out loud sort of person but this book caught me smiling. I love his framing of “goals are for losers, systems are for winners.” I will keep that in mind as I approach my own challenges.

Oct 20, 2016

Adams warns that one should be leery of taking life lessons from cartoonists. Yet, he provides us with an amusing and insightful narrative of his own life lessons that may help the rest of us get through our own journeys. Even if you don't lend a lot of credence to what he advises, it is an enjoyable read.


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Aug 25, 2019

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