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 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 strategy he has
used since he was a teen to 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 into something good
Adams reveals that he's failed at just about everything he's
tried, including his corporate career, his inventions, his
investments, and his two restaurants. But there's a lot to learn
from his personal story, and a lot of humor along the way. Adams
discovered some unlikely truths that helped to propel him forward.
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
You can manage your odds in a way that makes you look lucky
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."