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Scott Adams (1) (1957–)

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About the Author

Scott Adams, Cartoonist Scott Adams was born and raised in Windham, New York in the Catskill Mountains. He received a B.A. in economics from Hartwick College, Oneonta, NY and an MBA from the University of California, Berkeley. He is also a certified hypnotist. Adams worked in a bank for eight years näytä lisää and, while a bank teller, was robbed twice at gunpoint. He also worked for Pacific Bell for nine years and describes both jobs as "humiliating and low paying jobs." It was during this time, that Adams created the character Dilbert. He was entertaining himself during meetings by drawing insulting cartoons of his co-workers and bosses. In 1988, he mailed some sample comic strips featuring Dilbert to some major cartoon syndicates. He was offered a contract and Dilbert was launched in approximately fifty papers in 1989. Adams began working on Dilbert full time as well as speaking, writing, doing interviews, and designing artwork for licensed products. Dilbert is published in over 1,200 newspapers and has a hard cover business book called "The Dilbert Principle." (Bowker Author Biography) näytä vähemmän


Tekijän teokset

The Dilbert Principle (1996) 3,932 kappaletta
Dilbertin tulevaisuus (1997) 2,040 kappaletta
Karsinapoliisi kannoilla (1996) 1,593 kappaletta
Täältä tullaan, Karsinala (1998) 1,071 kappaletta
Habaa hiirellä (1996) 1,014 kappaletta
God's Debris: A Thought Experiment (2001) 937 kappaletta
Dilbert and the Way of the Weasel (2002) 808 kappaletta
Vastustan idiootteja, en bisnestä (1998) 766 kappaletta
Ajelkaa valaat (1994) 765 kappaletta
Dilbert Gives You the Business (1999) 723 kappaletta
Dogbertin neuvoja neuvottomille (1993) 654 kappaletta
Don't Step In The Leadership (1999) 589 kappaletta
Excuse Me While I Wag (2001) 331 kappaletta
The Religion War (2004) 258 kappaletta
Dilbert juhlakirja (2008) 218 kappaletta
Thriving on Vague Objectives (2005) 199 kappaletta
Try Rebooting Yourself (2006) 193 kappaletta
What Would Wally Do? (2006) 161 kappaletta
All Dressed Down and Nowhere to Go (2002) 157 kappaletta
Cubes and Punishment (2007) 109 kappaletta
Dilbert: A Book of Postcards (1996) 44 kappaletta
Work Is a Contact Sport (1997) 34 kappaletta
You Can't Schedule Stupidity (1998) 33 kappaletta
Dilbert Future/Dilbert Principle (1997) 25 kappaletta
Dilbert Turns 30 (2019) 24 kappaletta
Dilbert Gets Re-accommodated (2017) 19 kappaletta
The Best of Dilbert, Volume 1 (2002) 18 kappaletta
The Best of Dilbert, Volume 2 (2002) 13 kappaletta
Dilbert : Excuse Me While I Wag — Tekijä — 13 kappaletta
Not Remotely Working (Dilbert) (2022) 13 kappaletta
Dilbert 10 kappaletta
Alice in Blunderland (1999) 10 kappaletta
Herbert och Hundbert (1994) 7 kappaletta
Work-The Wally Way (1999) 6 kappaletta
Dilbert (1995) 5 kappaletta
Suur Dilberti koomiksiraamat (2010) 4 kappaletta
Cal 96 Dilbert: It's a Trap (1995) 4 kappaletta
Como enganar o chefe (1998) 3 kappaletta
Os dias de folga vao acabar (1999) 3 kappaletta
Dilbert: 2008 Calendar (2007) 3 kappaletta
Dilbert Book of Days (1998) 3 kappaletta
Dilbert: Computerfreaks (2003) 3 kappaletta
Dilbert - Ideias Luminosas (2009) 2 kappaletta
Dilbert - Atitude Positiva (2010) 2 kappaletta
Dilbert: Ich liebe meinen Job! (2003) 2 kappaletta
Dilbert™: 2010 Desk Calendar (2009) 2 kappaletta
Dilbert 2007 Wall Calendar (2006) 2 kappaletta
Dilbert 2021 Wall Calendar (2020) 1 kappale
Full-contact au bureau (1998) 1 kappale
Dilbert: Vorsicht, Chef! (2003) 1 kappale
Dilbert: Sexmaniac. (2003) 1 kappale
Cal 97 Dilbert (1996) 1 kappale

Associated Works

This Is My Best: Great Writers Share Their Favorite Work (2004) — Avustaja — 159 kappaletta

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Virallinen nimi
Adams, Scott Raymond
Windham, New York, USA
Dublin, California, USA
Hartwick College (BS ∙ Economics ∙ 1979)
University of California, Berkeley (MBA)
International Academy of Digital Arts and Science
Scott Adams Foods Inc (Chief Operating Officer)
Palkinnot ja kunnianosoitukset
Reuben Award (1997)
Newspaper Comic Strip Award (1997)
Lyhyt elämäkerta
Adams is trained as a hypnotist and is a vegetarian. He is the creator of the Dilbert comic strip and the author of several nonfiction works of satire and commentary and business and general speculation.



I learned a few things but just a few. I was overwhelmed by the distasteful content and it felt like Adams was simply apologizing and not calling it an apology but an explanation: "Don't blame me!"

Three big failings:

1) Too repetitive. Book should have been 100 pages. Maybe 25 pages would have been sufficient. I fault his editor for this.

2) I don't believe his thesis: That Trump is a natural persuader in a world where facts don't count. I don't believe anyone was persuaded. People who voted for Trump weren't "persuaded" but just voted for him on straightforward reasons: hated Hillary, shortsighted self-interest, racism, etc. None of these required persuasion.

I was also astonished by the author's own claims such as:
3a) He was dismayed by bullying of anti-Trumpers. (It was Trump that encouraging his people to bully.)
3b) He supported Trump because he believed Hillary would tax his personal assets. (He was willing to disbelieve Trump's statements but not Hillary's?)
3c) He disagreed with so many of Trump's positions and yet still ultimately went on to support him.
3d) He says that he and his readers are not smart enough to assess climate change and other issues that our politicians face. (That doesn't mean we should let them get away with spouting nonsense. We have experts for a reason.)

I've probably said enough so I'll stop pointing out the problems.

I have read several of the author's other books (and I'm not talking about his cartoons) and I like the way he writes. In fact, I aim to write using the same persuasive style that the author explains. But wow, that doesn't mean I agree with him or found his book enjoyable. Ugh. It was awful. (And yes, I did read the whole thing.)
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donwon | 9 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Jan 22, 2024 |
Did not like the narrator of this audio book: he needed a dryer style, he was way too heavy with the sarcastic tone.
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jennifergeran | 2 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Dec 23, 2023 |
Some parts of the book, especially talking about his early career, is quite annoying. He says he is skill-free, but gets promoted and finally fired as he hit the diversity ceiling. I will leave them there.

Two things, I liked from the book:

Goals vs Systems: I understand, a goal, for example means, “reduce 10 kgs in the next six months” but a system will be, “eat healthy food and be strong and fit”. I really liked this concept, as you are living under a constant pressure of failure in a goal based approach, but in a systems based approach you keep learning what are all the healthy foods that you can eat, make the best out of the existing situation and keep improving. The journey to reach your destination in goal based approach can be filled with guilt and near failure, which sucks.

Affirmations: Say to yourself, repeatedly (at least 15 times), everyday on what you want to be and you will become that. This sounds like Alchemist-voodoo crap. Scott is also aware of this. He has mentioned a several disclaimers in his book about this. I find it curious and amusing because, this is what religion does to people in the name of prayers. Psychologists say that this is positive thinking and positive visualization. But it is a nice mechanism to stay optimistic.
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Santhosh_Guru | 22 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Oct 19, 2023 |
No-nonsense, pragmatic, practical self-help book. Debunks some of the myths sorrunding passion vs success.
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harishwriter | 22 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Oct 12, 2023 |



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