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How to fail at almost everything and still win big : kind of the story of my life

Author: Scott Adams
Publisher: New York : Portfolio/Penguin, 2013.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Dilbert creator Scott Adams offers his most personal book ever -- a funny 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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Humor
Autobiography
Named Person: Scott Adams; Scott Adams
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Scott Adams
ISBN: 9781591846918 1591846919
OCLC Number: 842209207
Description: 248 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: The time I was crazy --
The day of the talk --
Passion is bullshit --
Some of my many failures in summary form --
My absolute favorite spectacular failure --
Goals versus systems --
My system --
My corporate career fizzled --
Deciding versus wanting --
The selfishness illusion --
The energy metric --
Managing your attitude --
It's already working --
My pinkie goes nuts --
My speaking career --
My voice problem gets a name --
The voice solution that didn't work --
Recognizing your talents and knowing when to quit --
Is practice your thing? --
Managing your odds for success --
The math of success --
Pattern recognition --
Humor --
Affirmations --
Timing is luck, too --
A few times affirmations worked --
Voice update --
Experts --
Association programming --
Happiness --
Diet --
Fitness --
Voice update 2 --
Luck --
CalendarTree start-up --
Voice update 3 --
A final note about affirmations.
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"Dilbert creator Scott Adams offers his most personal book ever -- a funny 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. In How to Fail at Almost Everything and Still Win Big, Adams admits that he failed at just about everything he's tried, including his corporate career, his inventions, his investments, and his two restaurants. But along the way, Adams discovered some truths you're unlikely to find anywhere else"--

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