I knew I was going to recommend this book before I even finished it. Now, after completing the read of “How to Fail at Almost Everything and Still Win Big: Kind of the Story of My Life” (Amazon Affiliate Link), I am HIGHLY RECOMMENDING IT!
Scott Adams wrote this book that reads in a really relaxed, enjoyable and conversational way. AND it is chock full of information and wisdom. I’m not sure that this either amazingly difficult or brain dead easy, but certainly I appreciated it. 🙂
Kinda like a business book, kinda like a career book, kinda like just a general advice book – this book is good and useful for just about everyone. Even Scott knows that this book will be different, to different people. Hence his statement, “One book can have a profound effect on one person and a tiny impact on another.”
Scott talks about losing his voice for 3 1/2 years, having a system over goals, attitude, timing and many more topics.
I especially liked what Scott wrote about being selfish:
“During your journey to success you will find yourself continually trying to balance your own needs with the needs of others. You will always wonder if you are being too selfish or not selfish enough. I’m glad I can be here to help you sort it all out.
For starters, when it comes to the topic of generosity, there are three kinds of people in the world:
- Burden on others
That’s the entire list. Your best option is to be selfish, because being stupid or a burden on society won’t help anyone. Society hopes you will handle your selfishness with some grace and compassion. If you do selfishness right, you automatically become a net benefit to society.”
Scott talks about creating Dilbert – and how it almost didn’t succeed. Timing, a bit of serendipity, and Dilbert was on a roll. He also talks about other failed ventures. Not everything always succeeds.
So, if you want to start down the path of books to help you succeed, to help your mind become better – start with “How to Fail at Almost Everything and Still Win Big: Kind of the Story of My Life”.
– This brief overview and recommendation of “How to Fail at Almost Everything and Still Win Big: Kind of the Story of My Life” written by John Chapman.