Scott Adams: Critic And Honest Man

“There’s nothing more dangerous than a resourceful idiot.” – Scott Adams, American author, satirist, failed business executive, and cartoonist.

Scott Adams is best known as the creator of the “Dilbert” comic strip, and he is among the shrewdest and wittiest commentators on contemporary American society.

Some quotes from Scott Adams:

“Be careful that what you write does not offend anybody or cause problems within the company. The safest approach is to remove all useful information.”
“Consultants have credibility because they are not dumb enough to work at your company.”
“Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes. Art is knowing which ones to keep.”
“Nothing inspires forgiveness quite like revenge.”
“I respectfully decline the invitation to join your hallucination.”
“If a job’s worth doing, it’s too hard.”
“If there are no stupid questions, then what kind of questions do stupid people ask? Do they get smart just in time to ask questions?”
“Informed decision-making comes from a long tradition of guessing and then blaming others for inadequate results.”
“Normal people… believe that if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it. Engineers believe that if it ain’t broke, it doesn’t have enough features yet.”
“Remind people that profit is the difference between revenue and expense. This makes you look smart.”
“Most success springs from an obstacle or failure. I became a cartoonist largely because I failed in my goal of becoming a successful executive.”
“The only risk of failure is promotion.”
“There are very few personal problems that cannot be solved through a suitable application of high explosives.”
“Nothing defines humans better than their willingness to do irrational things in the pursuit of phenomenally unlikely payoffs. This is the principle behind lotteries, dating, and religion.”
“You can never underestimate the stupidity of the general public.”

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