The James Altucher Show

Ep.112 Scott Adams on How To Go Viral


They pick up where they left off... Talking about being obligated to continue doing what brought you success. Success can be a trap, but it's better than the alternative. Scott Adams, creator of the Dilbert comic strip and author of How to Fail at Almost Everything and Still Win Big, joins The James Altucher Show to talk about his career and how it landed him exactly where he wanted to be. Click here to listen to today's episode. He shares with us the story about he became "super fit" and how that changed his life. He and James dive into what makes a blog posts go viral. It may not be what you think. Scott loves to experiment with what it takes a post to go viral. Is it the title, the content, the angle you choose to take, the target you choose... Or could it be something else. Scott's been doing some Twitter testing. What's the ideal amount of characters, where should you place your hashtags? What he's discovered is that when he mocks a group his tweet becomes popular because everyone thinks he's talking about someone else. They also veer off into a quick conversation about how to stop ISIS. Listen, and decide if you agree. They finish up today with a bunch of new video ideas featuring Scott creating Dilbert. James says he'd watch that every day. So would I. Regards, David Newman Senior Producer of Stansberry Radio   -------------------Additional Resources-----------------------   What Makes Stuff Go Viral Science's Biggest Fail Dilbert   Plus, if you want to learn more about Scott's new start-up, click here.