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Library Journal -10/10/2014
Cartoonist Adams of “Dilbert” fame dives into the “guide to success” subgenre of self-help with this book, adding in both humorous and serious autobiographical stories to illustrate some of his guiding principles. Much of the content rehashes commonsense ideas found in similar books, such as eating right for more energy, diversifying your skill set to be more marketable, and learning that some failure is a part of overall success. However, the author also provides a few novel insights concerning focusing on systems to create success instead of on goals or passions. Adams speaks with authority throughout the book, sometimes voicing his personal take on events as fact, though he also addresses the limitations of his own knowledge and experience. Although lacking a great deal of originality, the book's content is concise and well organized. Patrick Lawlor's narration gives the book an upbeat feel that will keep listeners engaged.
Verdict Recommended for graduating college students, beginning entrepreneurs, and “Dilbert” fans.—Cliff Landis, Georgia State Univ. Lib., Atlanta
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