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

How to Fail at Almost Everything and Still Win Big: Kind of the Story of My Life Author Scott Adams
ISBN-10 1591847745
ISBN-13 9781591847748
Year 2014-12-30
Pages 256
Language English
Publisher Portfolio
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Blasting clichd 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 youve ever met or anyone youve even heard of So how did he go from hapless office worker and serial failure to the creator ofDilbert one of the worlds most famous syndicated comic strips in just a few years InHow to Fail at Almost Everything and Still Win Big Adams shares the game plan hes 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 anotherincluding his corporate career his inventions his investments and his two restaurantsinto something goodand lasting Theres 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 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

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