How to Fail at Almost Everything and Still Win Big

How to Fail at Almost Everything and Still Win Big
Available:
Author: Scott Adams
Pages: 256
ISBN: 0241003709
Release: 2013
Editor: Portfolio

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

'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 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? In this brilliant book, Adams shows us how to invite failure in, embrace it, then pick its pocket. What is the key to success? Hire the right employees! How do you know you hired the right ones? You know because the business is successful. So the key to success is circular reasoning? Yes, because circular reasoning is the key. 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. While you laugh at his failures, you'll discover some helpful ideas for your own path to personal victory. As he puts it- 'This is a story of one person's 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 strategy of managing my opportunities in a way that would make it easier for luck to find me.'

How to Fail at Almost Everything and Still Win Big

How to Fail at Almost Everything and Still Win Big
Available:
Author: Scott Adams
Pages: 256
ISBN: 9780698144620
Release: 2013-10-22
Editor: Penguin

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Blasting clichéd 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 you’ve ever met or anyone you’ve even heard of. So how did he go from hapless office worker and serial failure to the creator of Dilbert, one of the world’s most famous syndicated comic strips, in just a few years? In How to Fail at Almost Everything and Still Win Big, Adams shares the game plan he’s 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 another—including his corporate career, his inventions, his investments, and his two restaurants—into something good and lasting. There’s 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 person’s 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.”

How to Fail at Almost Everything and Still Win Big

How to Fail at Almost Everything and Still Win Big
Available:
Author: Scott Adams
Pages: 256
ISBN: 9780241968703
Release: 2013-10-22
Editor: Penguin UK

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

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.

How to Fail at Almost Everything and Still Win Big

How to Fail at Almost Everything and Still Win Big
Available:
Author: Scott Adams
Pages: 248
ISBN: 9781591846918
Release: 2013
Editor: Penguin

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

The creator of the popular Dilbert comic strip presents a lighthearted memoir of what his failures have taught him about success, recounting his journey from a hapless office employee to a world-famous cartoonist while describing the career and monetary setbacks that led to counter-intuitive realizations.

Win Bigly

Win Bigly
Available:
Author: Scott Adams
Pages: 304
ISBN: 9780735219724
Release: 2017-10-31
Editor: Penguin

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER The New York Times bestseller that explains one of the most important perceptual shifts in the history of humankind Scott Adams was one of the earliest public figures to predict Donald Trump’s election. The mainstream media regarded Trump as a lucky clown, but Adams – best known as “the guy who created Dilbert” -- recognized a level of persuasion you only see once in a generation. We’re hardwired to respond to emotion, not reason, and Trump knew exactly which emotional buttons to push. The point isn’t whether Trump was right or wrong, good or bad. Adams goes beyond politics to look at persuasion tools that can work in any setting—the same ones Adams saw in Steve Jobs when he invested in Apple decades ago. Win Bigly is a field guide for persuading others in any situation—or resisting the tactics of emotional persuasion when they’re used on you. This revised edition features a bonus chapter that assesses just how well Adams foresaw the outcomes of Trump’s tactics with North Korea, the NFL protesters, Congress, and more.

Dogbert s Top Secret Management Handbook

Dogbert s Top Secret Management Handbook
Available:
Author: Scott Adams
Pages: 192
ISBN: 0887308813
Release: 1997-10-21
Editor: HarperBusiness

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Behind the closed doors of corporate management lurks a manifesto so devious, so insidious, and of such diabolic power, it has the ability to transform normal human beings into paradigm–spewing zombies. Its purpose: to help bosses stick it to their employees. Its author: none other than Dogbert, the canine corporate consultant out to rule the world. All too often, new managers make mistakes such as rewarding good work with good pay, communicating clearly and improving departmental efficiency. Dogbert shows that this could have devastating consequences: Employees begin to expect fair treatment and compensation, productive workers show results (making managers look bad by comparison), and the department's future budget allotment could be decreased because it spends only what it needs. Drawing from his years of experience tormenting Dilbert and advising his boss, our Machiavellian mutt uses pithy essays, illustrated by scores of comic strips, to teach neophyte managers such potent practices as: The power of verbal instructions: Sound like a boss while maintaining complete deniability! Empty promises of promotion: all the motivational benefits, none of the costs! Pretending to care: Learn how to hear without listening! Incentives: Inspire employees by giving them worthless knickknacks! Once again firmly establishing Scott Adams as the spokesman for the absurdities of the workplace (and Dogbert as the guru of sticking it to the masses), Dogbert's Top Secret Management Handbook is the perfect gift for all cubicle dwellers and their bosses.

Build a Better Life by Stealing Office Supplies

Build a Better Life by Stealing Office Supplies
Available:
Author: Anonim
Pages: 112
ISBN: 0836217578
Release: 1991
Editor: Andrews McMeel Publishing

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Here's everything you need to know about how business really operates courtesy of Dogbert.

God s Debris

God s Debris
Available:
Author: Scott Adams
Pages: 132
ISBN: 9781449459840
Release: 2013-12-24
Editor: Andrews McMeel Publishing, LLC

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

God's Debris is the first non-Dilbert, non-humor book by best-selling author Scott Adams. Adams describes God's Debris as a thought experiment wrapped in a story. It's designed to make your brain spin around inside your skull. Imagine that you meet a very old man who—you eventually realize—knows literally everything. Imagine that he explains for you the great mysteries of life: quantum physics, evolution, God, gravity, light psychic phenomenon, and probability—in a way so simple, so novel, and so compelling that it all fits together and makes perfect sense. What does it feel like to suddenly understand everything? You may not find the final answer to the big question, but God's Debris might provide the most compelling vision of reality you will ever read. The thought experiment is this: Try to figure out what's wrong with the old man's explanation of reality. Share the book with your smart friends, then discuss it later while enjoying a beverage. It has no violence or sex, but the ideas are powerful and not appropriate for readers under fourteen.

Loserthink

Loserthink
Available:
Author: Scott Adams
Pages: 256
ISBN: 9780593083536
Release: 2019-11-05
Editor: Penguin

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

From the creator of Dilbert and author of Win Bigly, a guide to spotting and avoiding loserthink: sneaky mental habits trapping victims in their own bubbles of reality. If you've been on social media lately, or turned on your TV, you may have noticed a lot of dumb ideas floating around. "We know when history will repeat and when it won't." "We can tell the difference between evidence and coincidences." "The simplest explanation is usually true." Wrong, wrong, and dangerous! If we're not careful, loserthink would have us believe that every Trump supporter is a bigoted racist, addicts should be responsible for fixing the opioid epidemic, and that your relationship fell apart simply because you chewed with your mouth open. Even the smartest people can slip into loserthink's seductive grasp. This book will teach you how to spot and avoid it--and will give you scripts to respond when hollow arguments are being brandished against you, whether by well-intentioned friends, strangers on the internet, or political pundits. You'll also learn how to spot the underlying causes of loserthink, like the inability to get ego out of your decisions, thinking with words instead of reasons, failing to imagine alternative explanations, and making too much of coincidences. Your bubble of reality doesn't have to be a prison. This book will show you how to break free--and, what's more, to be among the most perceptive and respected thinkers in every conversation.

The Dilbert Future

The Dilbert Future
Available:
Author: Scott Adams
Pages: 272
ISBN: 0752272217
Release: 2000
Editor: Pan Macmillan Adult

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Thriving on stupidity in the 21st century.

How to Fail at Almost Everything and Still Win Big

How to Fail at Almost Everything and Still Win Big
Available:
Author: Scott Adams
Pages: 256
ISBN: 1591847745
Release: 2014-12-30
Editor: Portfolio Trade

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

"Dilbert creator Scott Adams offers his most personal book ever--a ... 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"--

Thriving on Vague Objectives

Thriving on Vague Objectives
Available:
Author: Scott Adams
Pages: 128
ISBN: 9781449417673
Release: 2011-07-25
Editor: Andrews McMeel Publishing

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

"I think that idiot bosses are timeless, and as long as there are annoying people in the world, I won't run out of material."—Scott Adams Dilbert and the gang are back for this 26th collection, Thriving on Vague Objectives. Adams has his finger on the pulse of cubicle dwellers across the globe. No one delivers more laughs or captures the reality of the 9 to 5 worker better than Dilbert, Dogbert, Catbert, and a cast of stupefying office stereotypes—which is why there are millions of fans of the Dilbert comic strip. Dilbert is a techno-man stuck in a dead-end job (sound familiar?). Power-mad Dogbert strives to take over the world and enslave the humans. The most intelligent person in Dilbert's world is his trash collector, who knows everything about everything. Artist and creator Scott Adams started Dilbert as a doodle when he worked as a bank teller. He continued doodling when he was upgraded to a cubicle for a major telecommunications company. His boss (no telling if he was pointy-haired or not) suggested the name Dilbert. Adams is so dead-on accurate in his depictions of office life that he has been accused of spying on Corporate America.

The Dilbert Principle

The Dilbert Principle
Available:
Author: Scott Adams
Pages: 336
ISBN: 0752272209
Release: 2000
Editor: Pan Macmillan

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

The Dilbert Principle is an inside view of bosses, meetings, management fads and other workplace afflictions. Scott Adams examines even more bizarre and hilarious situations in the world of work with growing absurdity.In twenty-six provocative, illustrated chapters, Adams reveals the secrets of management in every company, including; swearing your way to success, faking quality, trolls in the accounting department, humiliation as a management tool, selling bad products to stupid people and more! 'A roaring success' Daily Telegraph.

Text Don t Call

Text  Don t Call
Available:
Author: INFJoe
Pages: 144
ISBN: 9781524704599
Release: 2017-08-15
Editor: Penguin

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

As seen in Real Simple's 2017 Gift Guide An illustrated guide to the challenges and pleasures of the introverted life Introversion is "in." But there are still many misconceptions about introverts in the world. They're shy. Anti-social. They don't want to have close relationships. They're all cat people. They don't like big parties (okay, that last one might be true). INFJoe, the cartoon persona of artist and introvert Aaron Caycedo-Kimura, is here to set the record straight. Filled with charming comic book style illustrations, this book provides invaluable insights into the introverted life with plenty of humor and wit. Full of moments that will make introverts say, "That's so me!" as well as helpful tips on surviving at parties and in the workplace, Text, Don't Call is the perfect gift for your quiet friends, or the extroverted ones who could use some help to better understand the introverts in their lives.

How to Fail Everything I ve Ever Learned From Things Going Wrong

How to Fail  Everything I   ve Ever Learned From Things Going Wrong
Available:
Author: Elizabeth Day
Pages: 352
ISBN: 9780008327347
Release: 2019-04-04
Editor: HarperCollins UK

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Inspired by her hugely popular podcast, How To Fail is Elizabeth Day’s brilliantly funny, painfully honest and insightful celebration of things going wrong.

The Education of Millionaires

The Education of Millionaires
Available:
Author: Michael Ellsberg
Pages: 288
ISBN: 9781101544495
Release: 2011-09-29
Editor: Penguin

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

The myth: If you get into a good college, study hard, and graduate with excellent grades, you will be pretty much set for a successful career. The reality: The biggest thing you won't learn in college is how to succeed professionally. Some of the smartest, most successful people in the country didn't finish college. None of them learned their most critical skills at an institution of higher education. And like them, most of what you'll need to learn to be successful you'll have to learn on your own, outside of school. Michael Ellsberg set out to fill in the gaps by interviewing a wide range of millionaires and billionaires who don't have college degrees, including fashion magnate Russell Simmons, Facebook co-founder Dustin Moskovitz and founding president Sean Parker, WordPress creator Matt Mullenweg, and Pink Floyd songwriter and lead guitarist David Gilmour. Among the fascinating things he learned: How fashion designer Marc Ecko started earning $1000 a week in high school with his own clothing business, and later grew it into an empire. How billionaire Phillip Ruffin went from lowly department store employee with no college degree, to owner of Treasure Island on the Vegas Strip. How John Paul DeJoria went from homelessness to billionaire as founder of John Paul Mitchell Systems Hair Care Products. This book is your guide to developing practical success skills in the real world. Even if you've already gone through college, the most important skills weren't in the curriculum-how to find great mentors, build a world-class network, learn real-world marketing and sales, make your work meaningful (and your meaning work), build the brand of you, master the art of bootstrapping, and more. Learning the skills in this book well is a necessary addition to any education. This book shows you the way, whether you're a high school dropout or a graduate of Harvard Law School.

The 10X Rule by Grant Cardone Summary

The 10X Rule by Grant Cardone  Summary
Available:
Author: QuickRead,Lea Schullery
Pages: 329
ISBN:
Release: 2021
Editor: QuickRead.com

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Do you want more free book summaires like this? Download our app for free at https://www.QuickRead.com/App and get access to hundreds of free book and audiobook summaries. Learn the differences between success and failure in this easy-to-follow guide laid out by top business guru, Grant Cardone. When it comes to success, people often believe that success just isn’t for them. They read the inspiring quotes, the cute mottos, they even know what they have to do, but it never seems to work out. Luckily, Grant Cardone has spent decades creating a formula for success that works. With experience as a top sales trainer and business owner, Cardone lays out his exact tips for achieving even the craziest dreams. With the 10X Rule, you’ll learn what it takes to find success and how one simple rule can help you achieve goals that once seemed impossible. The 10X rule can be applied to any area of life, and as you read you’ll learn key information, including how settling for an average life is dangerous, how becoming obsessed is a good thing, and why success requires a childlike mindset.

Shave The Whales

Shave The Whales
Available:
Author: Scott Adams
Pages: 128
ISBN: 0836217403
Release: 1994-04
Editor: Andrews McMeel Publishing

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Another collection of comics about the work-place antics of Dilbert and his co-workers.

What to Say When You Talk to Your Self

What to Say When You Talk to Your Self
Available:
Author: Shad Helmstetter
Pages: 224
ISBN: 9781501171994
Release: 2017-06-20
Editor: Simon and Schuster

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

"Powerful new techniques to program your potential for success"--Cover.

How to Fail at Flirting

How to Fail at Flirting
Available:
Author: Denise Williams
Pages: 352
ISBN: 9780593101919
Release: 2020-12-01
Editor: Penguin

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

"A warm romance that bursts with realism and celebrates the symbiotic power of love and healing.”―Entertainment Weekly #1 LibraryReads Pick Indie Next Pick One daring to-do list and a crash course in flirtation turn a Type A overachiever’s world upside down. When her flailing department lands on the university's chopping block, Professor Naya Turner’s friends convince her to shed her frumpy cardigan for an evening on the town. For one night her focus will stray from her demanding job and she’ll tackle a new kind of to-do list. When she meets a charming stranger in town on business, he presents the perfect opportunity to check off the items on her list. Let the guy buy her a drink. Check. Try something new. Check. A no-strings-attached hookup. Check…almost. Jake makes her laugh and challenges Naya to rebuild her confidence, which was left toppled by her abusive ex-boyfriend. Soon she’s flirting with the chance at a more serious romantic relationship—except nothing can be that easy. The complicated strings around her dating Jake might destroy her career. Naya has two options. She can protect her professional reputation and return to her old life or she can flirt with the unknown and stay with the person who makes her feel like she's finally living again.