Scott Adams

When we invite and embrace failure, we prime ourselves for success.

Creator of Dilbert

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Scott Adams | Creator of Dilbert

How did speaker Scott Adams 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 his most recent book, How to Fail at Almost Everything and Still Win Big, and in keynotes, Adams shares the strategy he has used since he was a teen to invite failure in, embrace it, then pick its pocket.

Scott Adams is the creator of Dilbert, the comic strip that runs in over 2,000 newspapers worldwide, on Dilbert.com, and all over the internet.

Adams is the author of #1 New York Times bestseller The Dilbert Principle, Dogbert’s Top Secret Management Handbook, The Dilbert Future, Dilbert and the Way of the Weasel, The Joy of Work, God’s Debris, The Religion War, and Stick to Drawing Comics, Monkey-Brain.

Adams has failed at more things than most people have ever tried. He has been a banker, software developer, hypnotist, CEO of Scott Adams Foods, owner of two restaurants, inventor, and serial entrepreneur. Those experiences are the backdrop for his most recent book on success: How to Fail at Almost Everything and Still Win Big.

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Fail and Win How to Fail at Almost Everything and Still Win Big

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 this talk, Adams shares the strategy he has used since he was a teen to invite failure in, embrace it, then pick its pocket. He pulls back the covers on his own unusual life and shares how he turned one failure after another into something good and lasting. His keynote offers a lot of laughs alongside unique and helpful ideas for your path to personal victory. As Adams says, “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.”