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How to Fail at Almost Everything and Still Win Big Audiobook

How to Fail at Almost Everything and Still Win Big: Kind of the Story of My Life

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Publisher's Summary

Scott Adams has likely failed at more things than anyone you’ve ever met or anyone you’ve even heard of. So how did he go from hapless office worker and serial failure to the creator of Dilbert, one of the world’s most famous syndicated comic strips, in just a few years? In How to Fail at Almost Everything and Still Win Big, Adams shares the strategy he has used since he was a teen to invite failure in, to embrace it, then pick its pocket.

No career guide can offer advice for success that works for everyone. As Adams explains, your best bet is to study the ways of others who made it big and try to glean some tricks and strategies that make sense for you. Adams pulls back the covers on his own unusual life and shares what he learned for turning one failure after another into something good and lasting. Adams reveals that he failed at just about everything he’s tried, including his corporate career, his inventions, his investments, and his two restaurants. But there’s a lot to learn from his personal story, and a lot of humor along the way. While it’s hard for anyone to recover from a personal or professional failure, Adams discovered some unlikely truths that helped to propel him forward. For instance:

  • Goals are for losers. Systems are for winners
  • "Passion" is bull. What you need is personal energy
  • A combination of mediocre skills can make you surprisingly valuable
  • You can manage your odds in a way that makes you look lucky to others.

You won’t find a road map to success in this audiobook. But Adams hopes you can laugh at his failures while discovering some unique and helpful ideas on your own path to personal victory. As he writes: "This is a story of one person’s unlikely success within the context of scores of embarrassing failures. Was my eventual success primarily a result of talent, luck, hard work, or an accidental just-right balance of each? All I know for sure is that I pursued a conscious strategy of managing my opportunities in a way that would make it easier for luck to find me."

©2013 Scott Adams (P)2013 Brilliance Audio, Inc.

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    this is forcing me to write 15 words, do here they are. one two three

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    "An excellent book that has change my life."

    If you think motivation is your hindrance to succeed, this is the book for you.

    I have come to realise even before this book that my failures are what really dictate my success in life. There is a lot to learn from a failure but nothing from success.

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    "A Must Listen For Everyone!"

    Scott Adams provides amazing and motivational​ suggestions​ on how to be successful in life, even if you're a big failure like me. And Patrick Lawlor is the perfect person for the performance. I've started developing systems and am now on the verge of great financial success in my own life. You've got to be insane to pass up this audio book!

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    "If you like Scott Adams you will love this"
    What did you love best about How to Fail at Almost Everything and Still Win Big?

    The entire book is chock full of great nuggets of wisdom. It's also quite funny, and never stops being enjoyable to listen to.


    What other book might you compare How to Fail at Almost Everything and Still Win Big to and why?

    Imagine Malcolm Gladwell if he were funny and a bit of a fuckup.


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    "Simple and powerful."

    Some real gems in this book. Down-to-earth methods that can have a dramatic impact in life, business, etc.

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    Great advice on how to structure your life if you want to be successful. Buy it!

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    "Funny, interesting, and very insightful!"

    Listened to this book for a college class. But I got more than I expected! This book has helped me to view the world and myself from a different perspective that helps me lead a more deliberate life and keeps my hopes up for a happy and successful future for myself and my family! Thank you Scott Adams!

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    I was not expecting much from this book based on some reviews, but I absolutely loved it!

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    i learned when I'm not succeeding in something to move on and use what I've learned in something else. enough times failing you'll have so much experience you'll be unstoppable with those skills. don't trade time for money either.

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