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Dilbert Creator: Why following your passion is not good advice

SMW, July 16, 2013 7:36 PM

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"What you need more than goals is a system, a process"
-Scott Adams

Dilbert Disses

Scott Adams, Dilbert cartoonist and author of the new book, How to Fail at Almost Everything and Still Win Big debunks some of the "rules of success" for business and career including:

  • why following your passion as your vocation is tricky
  • why setting goals won't make you successful
  • how important is luck
  • what failing does
  • when and how to pivot/switch gears, and not stubbornly stick to something


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