How To Fail at Almost Everything and Still Win Big

Kind of the Story of My Life

Scott Adams
Entrepreneurship and Business


Few people have failed at as many things in life as Scott Adams has. Not only has he been part of two failed restaurants, countless bankrupt tech start ups and even a frozen burrito company, he also lost his voice for several years and can barely use a pencil due to a neurological condition called focal distonia. However, you probably know Scott for a reason entirely different than his numerous business blowups; the unprecedented popularity of his Dilbert comic strip. How can someone fail so much and still make it big? Scott is the first to admit he's a mediocre writer and a terrible drawer, yet he’s still managed to create a comic strip that rings true for millions. What was the key to his success? According to Scott, it had nothing to do with what you'll find in most business self help books

About the author

Scott Raymond Adams is the creator of the Dilbert comic strip and the author of several nonfiction works of satire, commentary, business, and general speculation.