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From the creator of Dilbert and author of Win Bigly, a guide to spotting and avoiding loserthink: sneaky mental habits trapping victims in their own bubbles of reality. If you've been on social media lately, or turned on your TV, you may have noticed a lot of dumb ideas floating around. "We know when history will repeat and when it won't." "We can tell the difference between evidence and coincidences." "The simplest explanation is usually true." Wrong, wrong, and dangerous! If we're not careful, loserthink would have us believe that every Trump supporter is a bigoted racist, addicts should be responsible for fixing the opioid epidemic, and that your relationship fell apart simply because you chewed with your mouth open. Even the smartest people can slip into loserthink's seductive grasp. This book will teach you how to spot and avoid it--and will give you scripts to respond when hollow arguments are being brandished against you, whether by well-intentioned friends, strangers on the internet, or political pundits. You'll also learn how to spot the underlying causes of loserthink, like the inability to get ego out of your decisions, thinking with words instead of reasons, failing to imagine alternative explanations, and making too much of coincidences. Your bubble of reality doesn't have to be a prison. This book will show you how to break free--and, what's more, to be among the most perceptive and respected thinkers in every conversation.

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Genre: Business & Economics
Author: Scott Adams
Publisher: Penguin
Release: 2019-11-05
File: 256 Pages
ISBN-13: 9780593083536

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"If you watched the entire election cycle and concluded that Trump was nothing but a lucky clown, you missed one of the most important perceptual shifts in the history of humankind. I'll fix that for you in this book." Adams was one of the earliest public figures to predict Trump’s win, doing so a week after Nate Silver put Trump’s odds at 2 percent in his FiveThirtyEight.com blog. The mainstream media regarded Trump as a novelty and a sideshow. But Adams recognized in Trump a level of persuasion you only see once in a generation. Trump triggered massive cognitive dissonance and confirmation bias on both the left and the right. We’re hardwired to respond to emotion, not reason. We might listen to 10 percent of a speech—a hand gesture here, a phrase there—and if the right buttons are pushed, we decide we agree with the speaker and invent reasons to justify that decision after the fact. The point isn’t whether Trump was right or wrong, good or bad. Win Bigly goes beyond politics to look at persuasion tools that can work in any setting—the same ones Adams saw in Steve Jobs when he invested in Apple decades ago. For instance: · If you need to convince people that something is important, make a claim that’s directionally accurate but has a big exaggeration in it. Everyone will spend endless hours talking about how wrong it is and will remember the issue as high priority. · Stop wasting time on elaborate presentation preparations. Inside, you’ll learn which components of your messaging matter, and where you can wing it. · Planting simple, sticky ideas (such as “Crooked Hillary”) is more powerful than stating facts. Just find a phrase without previous baggage that grabs your audience at an emotional level. Adams offers nothing less than “access to the admin passwords to human beings.” This is a must read if you care about persuading others in any field—or if you just want to resist the tactics of emotional persuasion when they’re used on you.

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Genre: Psychology
Author: Scott Adams
Publisher: Penguin
Release: 2017-10-31
File: 304 Pages
ISBN-13: 9780735219724

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God's Debris is the first non-Dilbert, non-humor book by best-selling author Scott Adams. Adams describes God's Debris as a thought experiment wrapped in a story. It's designed to make your brain spin around inside your skull. Imagine that you meet a very old man who—you eventually realize—knows literally everything. Imagine that he explains for you the great mysteries of life: quantum physics, evolution, God, gravity, light psychic phenomenon, and probability—in a way so simple, so novel, and so compelling that it all fits together and makes perfect sense. What does it feel like to suddenly understand everything? You may not find the final answer to the big question, but God's Debris might provide the most compelling vision of reality you will ever read. The thought experiment is this: Try to figure out what's wrong with the old man's explanation of reality. Share the book with your smart friends, then discuss it later while enjoying a beverage. It has no violence or sex, but the ideas are powerful and not appropriate for readers under fourteen.

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Genre: Religion
Author: Scott Adams
Publisher: Andrews McMeel Publishing, LLC
Release: 2013-12-24
File: 132 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781449459840

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Blasting clichéd career advice, the contrarian pundit and creator of Dilbert recounts the humorous ups and downs of his career, revealing the outsized role of luck in our lives and how best to play the system. Scott Adams has likely failed at more things than anyone you’ve ever met or anyone you’ve even heard of. So how did he go from hapless office worker and serial failure to the creator of Dilbert, one of the world’s most famous syndicated comic strips, in just a few years? In How to Fail at Almost Everything and Still Win Big, Adams shares the game plan he’s followed since he was a teen: invite failure in, embrace it, then pick its pocket. No career guide can offer advice that works for everyone. As Adams explains, your best bet is to study the ways of others who made it big and try to glean some tricks and strategies that make sense for you. Adams pulls back the covers on his own unusual life and shares how he turned one failure after another—including his corporate career, his inventions, his investments, and his two restaurants—into something good and lasting. There’s a lot to learn from his personal story, and a lot of entertainment along the way. Adams discovered some unlikely truths that helped to propel him forward. For instance: • Goals are for losers. Systems are for winners. • “Passion” is bull. What you need is personal energy. • A combination of mediocre skills can make you surprisingly valuable. • You can manage your odds in a way that makes you look lucky to others. Adams hopes you can laugh at his failures while discovering some unique and helpful ideas on your own path to personal victory. As he writes: “This is a story of one person’s unlikely success within the context of scores of embarrassing failures. Was my eventual success primarily a result of talent, luck, hard work, or an accidental just-right balance of each? All I know for sure is that I pursued a conscious strategy of managing my opportunities in a way that would make it easier for luck to find me.”

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Genre: Business & Economics
Author: Scott Adams
Publisher: Penguin
Release: 2013-10-22
File: 256 Pages
ISBN-13: 9780698144620

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Disclaimer: This bооk іѕ nоt mеаnt tо rерlасе thе оrіgіnаl bооk but tо ѕеrvе аѕ a companion tо іt.::::::: SYNOPSIS: Lоѕеrthіnk (2019) looks аt thе vаrіоuѕ ways іn which wе fаll victim tо unрrоduсtіvе thinking hаbіtѕ. Drаwіng upon history, рѕусhоlоgу, glоbаl affairs, аnd buѕіnеѕѕ tо reveal the ріtfаllѕ оf such hаbіtѕ, thеѕе blinks will ѕhаrреn уоur thіnkіng іn аn іnсrеаѕіnglу іrrаtіоnаl wоrld.:::::::: ABOUT THЕ AUTHОR: Sсоtt Adams is the сrеаtоr оf the Dіlbеrt comic ѕtrір. Hе is the author оf several nоnfісtіоn bеѕt ѕеllеrѕ, іnсludіng Hоw tо Fail аt Almost Evеrуthіng аnd Still Wіn Big (2013), The Dіlbеrt Principle (1996), and Win Bigly (2017), аnd co-founder оf the оnlіnе platform Whk

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Author: Ctprint
Publisher:
Release: 2019-12-09
File: 30 Pages
ISBN-13: 1673458386

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New York Times best selling writer Jeff Lemire (Descender) is joined by acclaimed artists Doug Braithwaite (ARMOR HUNTERS), Mico Suayan (Moon Knight), Tom?s Giorello (X-O MANOWAR) and many more, as they continue the epic saga of Valiant?s nanite-enhanced hero right here in the next deluxe volume of the most-nominated series of the 2016 Harvey Awards! Stranded on a mysterious desert island, Bloodshot is running for his life! But as he tries to make sense of his surroundings, he?s quickly discovering that this is no ordinary tropical getaway? Surrounded by decommissioned relics of the same bloodstained project that created him ? World War II Bloodshot, Cold War Bloodshot, Vietnam Bloodshot, and other antiquated experiments ? Bloodshot is about to find out where Project Rising Spirit sends its old soldiers to die. Can this seasoned band of killers trust each other long enough to survive the threats that lie in the jungle around them?and unlock the secret at the heart of the island?s existence before they?re each permanently retired? And who or what is the sinister force called DEATHMATE that now hunts them at every turn? Collecting BLOODSHOT REBORN #14?18, BLOODSHOT U.S.A. #1-4, BLOODSHOT REBORN #0, BLOODSHOT REBORN 2016 ANNUAL #1, BOOK OF DEATH: THE FALL OF BLOODSHOT #1, 4001 A.D.: BLOODSHOT #1?and?BLOODSHOT?S DAY OFF #1?along with 20+ pages of rarely seen art and extras!

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Genre: Comics & Graphic Novels
Author: Ray Fawkes
Publisher: Valiant Entertainment
Release: 2017-10-18
File: 400 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781682152287

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Behind the closed doors of corporate management lurks a manifesto so devious, so insidious, and of such diabolic power, it has the ability to transform normal human beings into paradigm–spewing zombies. Its purpose: to help bosses stick it to their employees. Its author: none other than Dogbert, the canine corporate consultant out to rule the world. All too often, new managers make mistakes such as rewarding good work with good pay, communicating clearly and improving departmental efficiency. Dogbert shows that this could have devastating consequences: Employees begin to expect fair treatment and compensation, productive workers show results (making managers look bad by comparison), and the department's future budget allotment could be decreased because it spends only what it needs. Drawing from his years of experience tormenting Dilbert and advising his boss, our Machiavellian mutt uses pithy essays, illustrated by scores of comic strips, to teach neophyte managers such potent practices as: The power of verbal instructions: Sound like a boss while maintaining complete deniability! Empty promises of promotion: all the motivational benefits, none of the costs! Pretending to care: Learn how to hear without listening! Incentives: Inspire employees by giving them worthless knickknacks! Once again firmly establishing Scott Adams as the spokesman for the absurdities of the workplace (and Dogbert as the guru of sticking it to the masses), Dogbert's Top Secret Management Handbook is the perfect gift for all cubicle dwellers and their bosses.

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Genre: Humor
Author: Scott Adams
Publisher: HarperBusiness
Release: 1997-10-21
File: 192 Pages
ISBN-13: 0887308813

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Author: Walter Scott
Publisher:
Release: 1860
File: Pages
ISBN-13: BSB:BSB10753387

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From renowned Newbery-winning author Jerry Spinelli comes a powerful story about how not fitting in just might lead to an incredible life. This classic book is perfect for fans of Gordon Korman and Carl Hiaasen. Just like other kids, Zinkoff rides his bike, hopes for snow days, and wants to be like his dad when he grows up. But Zinkoff also raises his hand with all the wrong answers, trips over his own feet, and falls down with laughter over a word like "Jabip." Other kids have their own word to describe him, but Zinkoff is too busy to hear it. He doesn't know he's not like everyone else. And one winter night, Zinkoff's differences show that any name can someday become "hero." With some of his finest writing to date and great wit and humor, Jerry Spinelli creates a story about a boy's individuality surpassing the need to fit in and the genuine importance of failure. As readers follow Zinkoff from first through sixth grade, it becomes impossible not to identify with and root for him through failures and triumphs. The perfect classroom read.

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Genre: Juvenile Fiction
Author: Jerry Spinelli
Publisher: Harper Collins
Release: 2009-10-13
File: 240 Pages
ISBN-13: 9780061756825

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Thirty years ago, Dilbert burst onto the funny pages with a bleak, sardonic depiction of the modern workplace. In the time since Dilbert's launch in newspapers in 1989, it has become the most popular strip about office humor in history, a hilarious tonic for bored and oppressed business professionals, and a reliable source of laughter for comics fans everywhere. Dilbert Turns 30 celebrates Scott Adams's brilliant career with a new collection of comics and a personal introduction by the author. Also included is a bonus section featuring 50 of the most popular Dilbert comics form the past 10 years.

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Genre: Humor
Author: Scott Adams
Publisher: Andrews McMeel Publishing
Release: 2019-10-22
File: 160 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781524859299

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