Buy used: $37.04
FREE delivery February 13 - 14
Or fastest delivery February 5 - 11
Used: Very Good | Details
Sold by Fortis Codex
Condition: Used: Very Good
Comment: Clean, crisp copy. Tight binding. 100% satisfaction guaranteed. Ships directly from Amazon.
Access codes and supplements are not guaranteed with used items.
Have one to sell?
Loading your book clubs
There was a problem loading your book clubs. Please try again.
Not in a club? Learn more
Amazon book clubs early access

Join or create book clubs

Choose books together

Track your books
Bring your club to Amazon Book Clubs, start a new book club and invite your friends to join, or find a club that’s right for you for free.
Kindle app logo image

Download the free Kindle app and start reading Kindle books instantly on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required. Learn more

Read instantly on your browser with Kindle for Web.

Using your mobile phone camera - scan the code below and download the Kindle app.

QR code to download the Kindle App

Flip to back Flip to front
Listen Playing... Paused   You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition.
Learn more

Follow the Authors

Something went wrong. Please try your request again later.

How to Fail at Almost Everything and Still Win Big: Kind of the Story of My Life Hardcover – October 22, 2013

4.7 out of 5 stars 3,979 ratings

New from Used from
$58.00 $20.11
Great on Kindle
Great Experience. Great Value.
iphone with kindle app
Putting our best book forward
Each Great on Kindle book offers a great reading experience, at a better value than print to keep your wallet happy.

Explore your book, then jump right back to where you left off with Page Flip.

View high quality images that let you zoom in to take a closer look.

Enjoy features only possible in digital – start reading right away, carry your library with you, adjust the font, create shareable notes and highlights, and more.

Discover additional details about the events, people, and places in your book, with Wikipedia integration.

Get the free Kindle app: Link to the kindle app page Link to the kindle app page
Enjoy a great reading experience when you buy the Kindle edition of this book. Learn more about Great on Kindle, available in select categories.

Check out reading-themed apparel and accessories in the new Amazon Books merch shop
Popular Highlights in this book

Editorial Reviews

From Booklist

The creator of the Dilbert comic strip is also the author of several nonfiction books that apply Dilbert’s philosophy to the workplace. Here he takes an autobiographical approach, using his own life to illustrate his thesis that failure isn’t necessarily a bad thing. Adams’ own list of failures is—given his spectacular success as a cartoonist—surprisingly lengthy: a couple of unsuccessful restaurants as well as computer games, inventions, and online businesses that all tanked. Adams isn’t bummed by any of his flops because—and this is the key element of his philosophy—you learn by trying, not by succeeding. And every failure in life helps point us in the direction of ultimate success. (Adams says he would never have become a cartoonist if it weren’t for a combination of personal failures and the successes of some of his friends, who were willing to take personal risks.) Readers familiar with the author’s previous nonfiction will note the same easygoing, conversational style here, an approach that works perfectly for blending humor with serious advice. --David Pitt


“Adams has a funny, refreshingly considered set of ideas about how to find success—and what that success will look like when one gets there.”
Kirkus Reviews

“Scott Adams has drawn nearly 9,000 Dilbert cartoons since the strip began, in 1989, and his cynical take on management ideas, the effectiveness of bosses, and cubicle life has affected the worldview of millions. But he built his successful career mainly through trial and error—a whole lot of error, to be exact.
Harvard Business Review

Product details

  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ Portfolio; First Edition (October 22, 2013)
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • Hardcover ‏ : ‎ 256 pages
  • ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 1591846919
  • ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-1591846918
  • Item Weight ‏ : ‎ 15.2 ounces
  • Dimensions ‏ : ‎ 6.25 x 1 x 9.25 inches
  • Customer Reviews:
    4.7 out of 5 stars 3,979 ratings

About the authors

Follow authors to get new release updates, plus improved recommendations.

Customer reviews

4.7 out of 5 stars
4.7 out of 5
3,979 global ratings

Top reviews from the United States

Reviewed in the United States 🇺🇸 on January 26, 2015
14 people found this helpful
Report abuse
Reviewed in the United States 🇺🇸 on November 11, 2013
44 people found this helpful
Report abuse

Top reviews from other countries

Mark Moriarty
5.0 out of 5 stars Helped me internalise helpful ways to look at the world, reduce risk and increase future opportunities
Reviewed in the United Kingdom 🇬🇧 on January 9, 2017
41 people found this helpful
Report abuse
Nick Lincoln
Reviewed in the United Kingdom 🇬🇧 on May 9, 2020
10 people found this helpful
Report abuse
4.0 out of 5 stars I love this book but is the Author as confident?
Reviewed in the United Kingdom 🇬🇧 on July 5, 2014
24 people found this helpful
Report abuse
Arron Tolan
5.0 out of 5 stars A fresh take on mastering life and harnessing ambition
Reviewed in the United Kingdom 🇬🇧 on January 5, 2018
11 people found this helpful
Report abuse
5.0 out of 5 stars Must read - and delivered on time.
Reviewed in the United Kingdom 🇬🇧 on November 15, 2020
One person found this helpful
Report abuse