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

By Scott Adams

Portfolio, Paperback, 9781591847748, 256pp.

Publication Date: December 16, 2014

Description
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 you 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 world'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:
Goals are for losers. Systems are for winners.
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.


About the Author
What started as a doodle has turned Scott Adams into a superstar of the cartoon world. "Dilbert" debuted on the comics page in 1989, while Adams was in the tech department at Pacific Bell. Adams continued to work at Pacific Bell until he was voluntarily downsized in 1995. He has lived in the San Francisco Bay area since 1979.