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Scott Adams

  1. 1. SCOTT ADAMS PRESENTED BY DEEPIKA. P MTP, MBA, ASIET Prof. Nimal C Namboodiripad
  2. 2. Biography• Famous writer and cartoonist on management topics• He was born in June 8, 1957 at Windham, New York.• He received his Bachelor’s degree in Economics from Hatwick College in 1979.• He married Shelley Miles in 2006.• He also studied economics and management for his 1986 MBA from Haas School of Business at the University of California, Berkeley.• He is the creator of the Dilbert comic strip.• The author of several business commentaries, social satires and experimental philosophy books.• He is also a vegetarian and trained Hypnotist.
  3. 3. Career• Prior to success as a writer/cartoonist he worked with telecommunications engineers at Crocker National Bank in San Francisco between 1979 and 1986, at Pacific Bell between 1986 and June 1995, and draws heavily from their personalities for those of his Dilbert characters.• He is also CEO of Scott Adams Foods.• He is a member of the International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences.• Adams writes in a satirical, often way about the social and mental landscapes of white collar workers in modern corporations and other large enterprises.
  4. 4. His Works• Dogbert’s Clues for the Clueless(1993)• Dilbert Newsletter (since 1994)• Build A Better Life By Stealing Office Supplies (1994)• The Dilbert Principle (1996)• Dogbert’s Top Secret Management Handbook (1996)• The Dilbert Future (1997)• The Joy of Work (1998)• God’s Debris (2001)• Dilbert and the Way of the Weasel (2002)• The Religion War (2004)• Seven Years of Highly Defective People(1997)
  5. 5. Dilbert Principle• Dilbert principle refers to a 1990’s satirical observation stating that companies tend to systematically promote their least competent employees to management (generally middle management) in order to limit the amount of damage that they are capable of doing.• The Dilbert Principle is a variation of the Peter Principle. The Peter principle addresses the practice of hierarchal organizations (such as corporations and government agencies) to use promotions as a way to reward employees who demonstrate competence in their current position. It goes on to state that, due to this practice, a competent employee will eventually promoted to, and remain at a position at which he or she is incompetent.
  6. 6. Dilbert Future • The Dilbert Future is a gloves-off satire of humanity by him that breaks the net motivations of humanity down into stupidity, selfishness and hominess and presents various ideas for profiting from human nature.
  7. 7. The Joy of Work • It is a two-part book, the first offering recommendations as to how office workers can find happiness at their cubicle desks and the second sharing Adams’ formula for creating humor, based on his experience penning the Dilbert comic strip
  8. 8. The Dogbert’s Top SecretManagement Handbook – It is the second Dilbert business book by him. Written from the point of view of his unscrupulous alter-ego, Dogbert, it complemented.
  9. 9. God’s Debris • God’s Debris creates a philosophy based on the idea that the simplest explanation tends to be the best. It summarizes that a omnipotent God annihilated God would already know everything possible except his own lack of existence and exists novas the smallest units of matter and the law of probability or ‘God’s debris’
  10. 10. Dilbert and the Way of the Weasel• The chief premise of the book is that every day actions of humanity as neither consistently honest nor criminal, but rather weasel. He dissects the aspects of weasel behavior and explores its benefits and ramifications, sometimes referring his own experience.
  11. 11. Contribution to English Language• BOCTAOE (But Of Course There Are Obvious Exceptions)• Confusopoly• Cow-orker• The Dilbert Principle• Dilbertian• Elbonian• PHB (Pointy-Haired Boss)• Philosotainment
  12. 12. Awards• He has received a great deal of recognition for his work, including National Cartoonist Society Reuben Award(1997) and NCTE George Orwell Award for Distinguished Contribution to Honesty and Clarification in Public Language for his participation in ”Mission Impertinent”
  13. 13. Thank YouSource: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Scott_Adams

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