- Paperback: 256 pages
- Publisher: Penguin UK; Latest edition (31 October 2013)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0241003709
- ISBN-13: 978-0241003701
- Product Dimensions: 15.3 x 1.8 x 23.4 cm
- Average Customer Review: 54 customer reviews
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #5,336 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
How to Fail at Almost Everything and Still Win Big: Kind of the Story of My Life Paperback – 31 Oct 2013
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From the Back Cover
'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.
[Insert cartoon strip here]
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.'
About the Author
Scott Adams, creator of the popular comic strip called Dilbert, has been a cartoonist since 1995. He has written various bestsellers such as The Dilbert Principle and Dogbert's Top Secret Management Handbook. After a series of unsuccessful scenarios before he hit the bull's eye, Adams narrates his success story to the world in this bestselling novel.
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Top customer reviews
So try experimenting with systems and find out what works for you and just follow them.
Most important and relevant thing about this book is that the author has practiced what he is preaching. This makes all the systems,he talked about in the book very realistic and achievable.
Thanks Adam for your wisdom.
Scott Adams through his failures & success have developed a framework that will probably help people in realising success in their own life.
All the nuggets are no-brainer but I can assure you that they will hit right cords of your brain & will probably help you in developing a better version of yourself.
Best thing about the book - Scott has given lots of ammunition to develop his tricks & succeed at them.
Go & read it.
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The examples make you wanna reconsider your own life.... choices, thoughts, and actions.
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