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The book is an easy read. 231 pages Scott Adams is most famous for being the creator of the comic strip and cartoon – Dilbert It talks a lot about failures and how you can learn from every failure you have in life. He goes on for two chapters outlining all his work failures, business failures, and personal failures. Then it goes on to talk about successes…
Because he is a cartoonist and if you know the sarcasm of Dilbert, it is a fun book to read --- and it has many good points. During the next few minutes of this Lightning Talk, I’ll go over the top 3 take-aways from the book.
Joke on goals and failing
Apply systems to to your work, fitness, diet, schedule, and more Fitness – rather saying you will work out 3x a week, instead create a system of being active and apply it every day Investing – rather than aiming to make $X in a week, month, or year – create a system to buy long term growth stocks, high dividend companies, or undervalued companies
The next topic is “energy”
We want many different things at the same time – health, financial freedom, love, travel, family, career, fame, food, and more. Chasing after any one of these means you are not doing the others How do you organize your limited supply of time? Focus on one metric – energy. Make choices that maximize your personal energy because it makes it easier to manage all of the other priorities
The next topic is “energy”
Every skill you acquire doubles your odds of success Often being an expert in any one field will only get you so far It is good to get a working knowledge in as multiple of the following topics
How to Fail at Almost Everything and Still Win Big by Scott Adams - Book Review
How to Fail at Almost
Everything and Still Win
By Scott Adams
Book Review by Shailen Mistry
Three Key Take Aways
Improving Your Odds for Success
Create systems for yourself
Apply a system
Example 1: Fitness
Example 2: Investing
Maximize personal energy
easier to manage all other priorities
Improving Your Odds for
+1 Skill = Double Odds
More Topics Covered
Deciding vs. Wanting
Managing Your Attitude
• Images from search.dilbert.com. Thanks to Scott Adams.