Dilbert’s creator tells you that passion is overrated and luck can be manipulated. In his signature style, humourous and incisive, Adams delivers loads of practical ideas to attract the attention of lady fortuna.
If you don’t know who Scott Adams is, odds are high that you would give a pass to a book with such a cheesy and hackneyed title. But if you did that it would be a big mistake. Scott’s book is one of my all-time personal favorites and I can vouch for the tremendous utility of his methods.
For the uninitiated, Scott Adams is the creator of Dilbert, one of the most popular and widely distributed comic strips of the past century. He has been a full-time cartoonist since 1995, after sixteen years as a technology worker for companies like Crocker National Bank and Pacific Bell. Apart from being a cartoonist, he has written many bestselling books and is sought after speaker in corporate circles.
The title of the book is intriguing and Scott claims that he has at least failed in 36 different businesses. But in the process of failing he kept accumulating useful knowledge and skills about business, marketing, product, customers etc.
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