Archive for the 'Scott Adams–Dilbert' Category

MANAGER YOUR TIME BY MANAGING YOUR ENERGY…

February 14th, 2017

Occasionally I find a post—rather than a comic—from Scott Adams worth repeating. This post on managing energy to manage time resonates with all the reading I’ve been doing from Cal Newport since I finished his Deep Work last year. The key challenge to the strategy is that most people do are not self-employed and able […]

KEEF KNIGHT COMMENTS ON SCOTT ADAMS…

November 24th, 2016

Since last August I’ve been following Scott Adams’ Master Persuader theme concerning the inevitable (Adam’s called the election on 13 August of LAST YEAR) and no matter how much you hate our president-elect, you owe yourself the time to read Adam’s analysis, if for no other reason than to be best equipped to deal with […]

WHY IS ADAMS THE ONLY ONE MAKING SENSE…?

October 31st, 2016

So, I had several long conversations over the weekend trying to make sense of the latest news out of FBI Director Steve Comey. I’ve turned the news every way I can think of and I just can’t buy into all the conspiracy theories coming from both the Republicans and the Democrats. I think Comey is […]

DONALD TRUMP’S ROSIE O’DONNELL MOMENT…

September 3rd, 2016

So, how easy is this whole persuasion game? This easy. Adams, in backing up his statements in the video, links to Whatever you think, you don’t necessarily know your own mind by Keith Frankish. Frankish, an English philosopher, writer and a visiting research fellow with the Open University in the UK as well as an […]

I FIND SCOTT ADAMS MOSTLY PERSUASIVE… YOU…?

August 22nd, 2016

UPDATE: WE ARE ALL WITH STUPID…

August 13th, 2016

Yesterday I wrote about the dangers of calling people stupid because (a) their IQ is lower than ours, but since there can only be one top IQ, we all have IQ’s lower than a portion of the world’s population; (b) they’re actually just ignorant, as are we all on more subjects than we can list; […]

I’LL SUCK, BUT MY SCOTUS JUSTICES WILL ROCK…

August 9th, 2016

As I’ve listened to the news of late, as I’ve read opinions and reports from the political front, the gist of the message in this moment has boiled down to a single message: ignore all that you know about me or my political opponent and focus on this one inescapable truth—I will appoint justices to […]

DID HILLARY GO FULL-VOLDEMORT ON TRUMP…?

July 25th, 2016

Scott Adams thinks so: Do you remember all of those policy details Clinton talked about this week? Me neither. She’s done with that uselessness now. She went full-Voldemort on Trump this week and unleashed a “dark” spell. It’s a good one. Let me tell you why “dark” is so good. 1. It’s unique. That’s a […]

SEEING OUR LIVES IN THE FUNNY PAGES…

July 3rd, 2016

I can so see my students in the punchline of this morning’s Dilbert. Yes, school starts too early—no, really, the studies have been done—but the primary reason the students I know come in each morning dragging their butts is because they fell asleep sometime past midnight. The likely culprit is not Netflix in their cases, […]

THE PHB HAS THIS COVERED…

April 18th, 2016

MILITARY DOLLARS WILL NOT DESTROY ISIS…

October 28th, 2015

I first posted this video back in June of last year. Listen very carefully to Francis Marion’s words (as interpreted by Walt Disney in 1959) beginning at the 7:25 minute mark and you’ll understand why all imperial adventurism and colonialism ultimately fails. The situation has not improved. Roldo Bartimole sent me a copy of Ralph […]

SCOTT ADAMS ON BEING CALLED TO JURY DUTY…

October 18th, 2015

I’ve only been called for jury duty once—a morning back in 1983 in Athens, Ohio, of sitting in a tiny room while the plea bargain was ironed out and then back home—but if jury duty in Ohio is anything like the experience (at least as related by Scott Adams) in California, then no wonder people […]

DONALD TRUMP WINS WITH A LANDSLIDE IN 2016…

August 24th, 2015

I keep listening and reading stories waiting to see if anyone will have the balls to pick up Scott Adams’ discussions of the rise of Donald Trump. So far, I’ve not heard a peep. I don’t know if Adams’ is right or not—although I suspect he is—but I do think that he is the only […]

OUR FIRST WIZARD WAR: CLINTON V. TRUMP…?

August 20th, 2015

Scott Adams make the case that Donald Trump is a scholarly descendant of Milton Hyland Erickson, a man that Scott calls the first American-born wizard. He also suggests that Hillary Rodham Clinton is also somewhere on the Erickson family tree. Because the two presidential candidates are intellectual siblings, Adams sees the potential for the 2016 […]

I SAID* THAT THIS COULD NOT END WELL…

August 13th, 2015

*previously…

WHY DO AMERICAN COMICS MAKE SO MUCH SENSE…?

August 13th, 2015

[Update at 0725 on 14 August: Mano Singham comes at Mx. Trump from a different angle in Thinking the unthinkable.] From Will Rogers to Lenny Bruce to George Carlin to Jon Stewart, American comics (and others) seem to better understand and articulate the nuances of American politics than all the pundits. Add Scott Adams to […]

THIS CANNOT END WELL…

August 11th, 2015

I HATE MOWING GRASS…

June 28th, 2015

The mowing of lawns is the most worthless task I can think of. If not for concern that my neighbors would complain to me, or the city, about my waist-high grass, I would never mow. I’m not running a golf course here. Except to clear small areas—like the area around our picnic table and fire […]

PASSION IS A LOAD OF FETID DINGO’S KIDNEYS…

February 17th, 2015

Dilbert creator Scott Adams has a chapter in his book “How to Fail at Almost Everything and Still Win Big” titled “Passion is Bullshit.” “When a successful person is interviewed, and you say, ‘What was the secret to your success?’ what they can’t say, because society won’t let them, is: ‘I was smarter, I worked […]

A BIT OF WISDOM FOR MY STUDENTS…

September 22nd, 2014

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