The James Altucher Show

Ep. 47 Scott Adams: The Secret to Dilbert's Success


Have you ever been bored at work or in school and doodled on a notepad? Imagine if that doodle was your ticket to success? Well, it was for today's guest. 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. He shares with us the real story to his cartoonist career. From a boring corporate job to getting paid to just doodle at home... he shares how this rare scenario developed. What might be a complete surprise is that much of his success is due to failure... In fact, Scott has failed at more things than probably anyone you've ever met or heard of. It makes you wonder if your own personal path to victory is be mapped out by your own mistakes. There is a unique combination of talent, luck, hard work, and trial and error that Scott has found to be the foundation to his idea executions. Is the best way to get to good ideas through bad ideas? Listen and decide for yourself...