Airtalk for Monday October 21, 2013

Dilbert creator says invite failure in, embrace it, then pick its pocket

"How to Fail at Almost Everything and Still Win Big"

Scott Adams explores the benefits of failure in his new book, “How to Fail at Almost Everything and Still Win Big.” The creator and author of the popular comic series, Dilbert, Adams knows about failure. Adams has been a full time cartoonist since 1995, but prior to that career he worked in technology.

He shares in this book his numerous failures in his corporate career, inventions that never took off, and failed restaurants. He shares his personal story, anecdotes, and tries to show how to advance despite failure. He makes some interesting arguments against the traditional notion that passion is everything, and the importance of goals. Instead he advocates for personal energy, and creating systems that work best for each individual.

What are some of your failures in life? What have you learned from them?

Guest:

Scott Adams, Author of How to Fail at Almost Everything and Still Win Big: Kind of the Story of My Life (Portfolio / Penguin); creator of Dilbert, one of the most popular and widely distributed comic strips of the past quarter century


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