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. In How to Fail at Almost Everything and Still Win Big, Adams admits that he failed at just about everything he's tried, including his corporate career, his inventions, his investments, and his two restaurants. But along the way, Adams discovered some truths you're unlikely to find anywhere else. "-- ǂc Provided by publisher.
Publisher: New York : Portfolio/Penguin, 2013
ISBN: 9781591846918
1591846919
Characteristics: 248 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm

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MplsTA
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.

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milo_63
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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kylekangal
Oct 29, 2015

I may like this book. Haven't read it yet....

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