Scott Adams of Dilbert fame has another book out – “How to Fail at Almost Everything and Still Win Big”. As the owner of four of his previous books (that is to say four of his more-than-cartoons books), this one did not disappoint. Thanks to Alex Sirota and NewPath Consulting for sending the book my way.
You could be forgiven for thinking that The Dilbert Principle was more lampoon than sociology, however much like its progenitor The Peter Principle by Laurence J. Peter, the book actually makes a lot of sense about hierarchical organizations and their behaviour.
Similarly, this book provides compelling arguments to help you guide yourself through life and the workplace while giving you a chuckle.
In the introduction, we are teased with a list of topics, the first of which is “1. Goals are for losers”. Other topics include maximizing your personal energy, conquering shyness, and managing your luck.
The book is written in Adams’ usual fun and persuasive style, so it is a great read.
Of course, don’t take your advice from this middle-aged nerd, go figure it out for yourself.