Scott Adams: Reflection on writing a book

Nov 9, 2016 | Writing A Book

I’ve been a Scott Adams fan for a long, long time. I admire the way he’s been able to capture the everyday idiocies of cubicle life and hold them up for reflection and gentile ridicule. I was stunned when I picked up a copy of The Dilbert Principle and realized two things. First, the book was published almost twenty years ago. Second, the basic issues that Adams lampoons haven’t changed much in that time.

I found the following observation in what Adams calls the “Big Opening” to The Dilbert Principle.

“These days it seems like any idiot with a laptop computer can churn out a business book and make a few bucks. That’s certainly what I’m hoping.”

That hasn’t changed much in twenty years, either.

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