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Author Adams, Scott, 1957-

Title How to fail at almost everything and still win big : kind of the story of my life / Scott Adams.

Imprint New York, New York : Portfolio/Penguin, 2013.
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Description 248 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Summary "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."-- Provided by publisher.
Bibliog. Includes bibliographical references and index.
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.
Subject Adams, Scott, 1957-
Cartoonists -- United States -- Biography.
Vocational guidance -- Humor.
Motivation (Psychology)
Genre/Form Autobiographies.
ISBN 9781591846918
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