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

By: Adams, Scott.
Publisher: New York : Portfolio, 2013Description: 248 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.ISBN: 9781591846918 .Subject(s): Business failures | Personal development | Careers
Contents:
The time I was crazy -- The day of the talk -- Passion is bullshit -- Some of my many failures in summary form -- My absolute favourite 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
Summary: Tells the story of Scott Adams, the creator of the Dilbert comic strip. Advises you to study successful people and try to use their strategies, while arguing that you need to embrace failure. Uses humour to deliver unlikely arguments such as "goals are for losers, systems are for winners".

The time I was crazy -- The day of the talk -- Passion is bullshit -- Some of my many failures in summary form -- My absolute favourite 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

Tells the story of Scott Adams, the creator of the Dilbert comic strip. Advises you to study successful people and try to use their strategies, while arguing that you need to embrace failure. Uses humour to deliver unlikely arguments such as "goals are for losers, systems are for winners".

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