How Ordinary Skills Led to an Extraordinary Life for ‘Dilbert’ Creator

Amber Gilliss

I have always loved Dilbert……Here’s a great post from entrepreneur.com  An average guy can succeed!I

1389135578-how-ordinary-skills-led-extraordinary-life-dilbert-creatorWhile there is a continuous stream of articles toting the amazing qualities of entrepreneurs, the secret traits of successful people and tricks for making it to the top, Scott Adams, the creator of award-winning comic series Dilbert, thinks it’s hogwash.

Adams, you see, believes that the accumulation and rare combination of average skills, along with habit development, can lead to success. “If you look at my current career it’s a combination of fairly mediocre talents,” he says. “I’m not a good artist, compared to real artists. I’ve never taken a writing class, except for a two-day business writing class. I’ve got fairly average business talents. I’m not even the funniest person in the room, but I’m one of the few people who does all of those things.”

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