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Scott Adams: The Man Behind Dilbert (#106)

“Be useful.” – Scott Adams

Scott Adams (@scottadamssays) is the creator of the Dilbert comic strip, which has been published in more than 2,000 newspapers in 57 countries and in 19 languages.

In my conversation with Scott, we cover topics ranging from the rise of Dilbert, to how he uses affirmations to impact stock market decisions, success with women, and building his career. 

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We also talk about Scott’s interest in hypnosis and its relationship to his writing process. Plus, we dive into his current fascination with Donald Trump. 

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It is a really fun conversation. Scott is one hell of a character and a hilarious guy.

Enjoy!

You can find the transcript of this episode here. Transcripts of all episodes can be found here.

#106: Scott Adams: The Man Behind Dilbert
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Want to hear a podcast related to creativity? — Listen to my conversation with Ed Catmull, who is President and Co-Founder of Pixar and author of Creativity, Inc. Stream this episode below or right-click here to download:

Ep 22: Ed Catmull, President of Pixar, on Steve Jobs, Stories, and Lessons Learned
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Selected Links from the Episode

Wacom Cintiq monitor | Photoshop

F Minus | Pearls Before Swine

@ScottAdamsSays | http://dilbert.com | Calendar Tree

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Posted on: September 22, 2015.

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