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Cartoonist Scott Adams Talks Dilbert Turning 30, Loserthink and Untrained Brains
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Cartoonist Scott Adams Talks Dilbert Turning 30, Loserthink and Untrained Brains

The creator of Dilbert talks 30 years of office funnies and his latest book on how to avoid defective thinking.

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Joining our own comics enthusiast Nate Evans on this highly persuasive episode of the Popzara Podcast is none other than award-winning cartoonist, author, trained hypnotist and Periscope enthusiast Scott Adams, here to celebrate (and promote) two publishing milestones: the 30th anniversary of the Dilbert comic strip with the accurately titled comic collection Dilbert Turns 30, and his latest non-fiction manual of mental mastery, Loserthink: How Untrained Brains Are Ruining America.

Even better, both are available right now from your favorite retailers and guaranteed to make those last-minute holiday shopping sprees a lot easier. So what are you waiting for?

Comic fans will delight in learning some tantalizing trivia about Adams’ long-running newspaper comic that helped make mocking office politics and clueless coworkers a national pastime, but also its short-lived 1990s animated series starring Daniel Stern (C.H.U.D., Home Alone). Maybe you noticed how several Dilbert staples, including his famous upturned tie and those claustrophobic cubicles, have been phased out over the years? Or maybe you didn’t; you’d never see such slick transitions in Garfield.

But that’s not all! Hot on the heels of 2017’s Win Bigly: Persuasion in a World Where Facts Don’t Matter comes Loserthink, a practical guide to helping escape the ‘seductive grasp’ of defective thinking by using your brain’s untapped critical thinking potential. Learn how smart combinations of humor and mockery, dialing up your ego and learning to forget the past can help maximize both your happiness and success – and why being told to ‘stay in your lane’ could be the worst advice you’ll ever get.

Also included are thoughts on how politics has become more marketing than ideology, how social media is changing the way we think about everything, weaponizing words, the way chicken sandwiches (and the media) are dividing America, and even some well-earned career advice for budding cartoonists and management leaders. Hey, if it worked for Stephan Pastis (Pearls Before Swine), it might just work for you, too.

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