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"We're just going to dive right into the first question. Why one thousand ex. Not Ten thousand six. I feel like you missed an opportunity. Definitely are you know we're going to have to? We're going to have to go back to the drawing board on that one You know it was. It was the story about this guy named Ron Conway. Who's one of the first investors into Google and there's like this lower around Silicon Valley who got the biggest treasurer right from an investing? And the big story for him. Was you know dollar in thousand dollars out thousand extra turn that that to me seemed pretty crazy and I like crazy. I like things that no one else is willing to consider and in a lot of ways. I think that's the story of a lot of people who got early into bitcoin. 'cause you hear about it you try to tell all of your friends anyone who will listen a lot of people say you're crazy and then history decides who was right and I liked that I liked that a lot and so I you know. I've been kind of obsessed since kind of accidentally falling into crypto. Right place right time right friends and then it happened a few times and are like you know what I really liked. This idea of being super contrarian so I wanted to. I wanted to have a research group. I was really inspired by loss. What he did to figure out that rockets could land themselves and so it was like man he just like surrounded himself with all the crazy. Smartest people in rockets until somebody made that offhand remark. You know you long Salat cheaper. If you could land the rockets so what does he say? Why can't you and SPACEX is born and so I wanted to do the same thing and I wanted to find I wanted to hunt for investments that were obscene. That you can't talk about without people being like a screw that guy. He's crazy now he'd like that's impossible. I like that. I like looking in places where no one else either willing or able to look and humans. Have a lot to biases. You know. There's a lot of stuff that makes us put blinders on whether it was the financial crisis. Two thousand seven the cascading events that led to like the CIPRIAN financial crisis governments reached in the bank accounts. There's all these events in human history. Where if you could just take your blinders off. You could avoid the negative benefit from the positive and yet like a lot of what I do is inspired by that idea of being right. I in a huge way. Even if everyone thinks you're crazy all right now we're going to go into some of what we can. We can call your your successful moments name. Republicans go into what you think is right now. Judging by what we've talked about before this episode but I don't want to celebrate all the successful things you've done what what's a screw up. You've had people think crazy if you're looking for craziness like if you're looking for things that are crazy. You're bound to hit since corrupts. You can't be right all the time. Tell us about one of those yet. Corey. I've made basically every mistake that you can make Internet money like all of them Mining Mining Crypto is a terrible idea. Unless you're a professional data center operator WHO LOVES OPERA SECURITY? You should never have anything to do with mine. Crypto mining crypto is terrible so that was the big one. I lost seven Bitcoin when I had a laptop that had you know the early Bitcoin Schutte. That's like the early bitcoin wallet. I left my left. My Laptop on an airplane was Delta. Airline walked out of the Gangway realized I left. It turned back around and the laptop was gone. And you know. Luckily I had some tracking software on. It was able to deduce who took it got it like found it recovered. It ran all the backups on it but I could not get that data file back. You know the the file that like that. I'll figure out how you had in your coins back so lost a bunch. Bitcoin that way A friend of mine ran a T shirt company that sold bitcoin t shirts and I spent way too much. Bitcoin on those Bitcoin t shirts. I've I've done all the dumb at that. You can encrypt. Oh I've done it all. There's a lot of them to be done in Crypto. Did you ever put your private keys into somebody's web browser or somebody's web APP? Thankfully I have had very paranoid friends who have helped you avoid that one but may just about every other mistake are good. Because that's that's okay. It's new people most of the time so wait this. This website says it can give me five times but money. Put my private key in there. Let me just go right ahead. No lose my money and that's pretty much exactly how that goes so I would say a good portion of Doesn't have been around for a decent amount of time like we may seem knowledgeable now but like we've dealt with like I can't name the amount of dumb things that I've done with this technology as it's grown as I'm playing with different things trying to get greedy at various different ways in terms of like. Oh this is the thing I figured it out. I got the thing. I'm GonNa try this and that was the scam. Shit I was. I was thinking about this morning actually like I was. I was thinking about Dilbert so my my girlfriend talks she. She refers to me as Indiana Jones. Meets Dilbert Quality? Tell me how you really feel right. Yeah so I was thinking about the guy who created Dilbert Scott Adams and when you hear his story I think is book is called like how to fail in every way but still win big He talks about like just the the corpses of failure around his one success. That is Dilbert and I think that's probably true of anybody who has experienced any successes. There's just like so many failures that just kind of like slightly nudged them to try different things until something workout absolutely. That's actually does. That's it's good advice. Anyone listening You know failures definitely not the end of something Adapt in going into something new and But I I can't turn the tide of the Combo just a little bit because we got ahead of ourselves we even talk about what one thousand xs or does. And then we had all these topics we to talk about like dark markets. And we haven't even started to to build that trail. So maybe let's rewind it and what is thousand x? And what are you guys do short? So I lead research at thousand X. Group. It's like my day job today. Basically we study crypto adoption. You know there's a lot of stories a lot of narratives. Lot of CRYPTO. Cults saying this is the future I like data and so for the last ten years I have been obsessed with two things Technology investing and CRYPTO. And they kind of happened at the same time so two thousand nine right place right time my friend. Who's really into Applied Catastrophe Bennett? Amazing Guy Brother from another mother best he he sits me down. He's like Cedric Bitcoin. Just read this thing. We gotta pay attention it so my what. I don't can't read this this white papers too long. It's I can understand what it's saying for a week. He explains every single part of it to me. I finally kind of understand it. I like Internet money. Who who wants this is stupid. I completely wrote it off and You know every every month or so. He would nudge me until about a year later. Maybe it's two years later. It's hard to know the exact date. He's like cedric. People are starting to use drugs. They're they're starting to use big on the dark net. What's the dark net? So you know? He taught me how to use. It and I was really attuned to looking for something like bitcoin because my grandparents were Holocaust survivors. And so like that was the moment for me. It was like Oh like okay. People groups even other governments could do stuff that other people with guns didn't want them to do like I really want to pay attention to it so I I was paying attention to this and give you a long story short question. I hope that's okay joy so you know so like started to get it
"scott adams" Discussed on Technovation with Peter High (CIO, CTO, CDO, CXO Interviews)
"If you like what you hear we'd be grateful that you give us a rating on itunes or through. Whatever other sources you use for podcasts? Please subscribe so you. Don't miss a thing thank you. I guess this weakest got Adams. Scott is the creator of Dilbert this office. Comic Strip that spawned Books Video Games Virgin Dies. He's also the author of multiple books including the number one bestseller the Dilbert principle and his latest book. Loser think how intriguing brains are ruining America. Scott has been awarded the national cartoonist. Society's Reuben Award for outstanding outstanding cartoonist of the year the highest award of the profession prior to creating Dilbert Scott had a career in the corporate world which included stints with Crocker National Bank and Pacific Bell in this interview Scott shares his story of leaving the corporate setting to become a cartoonist a dream of his since the age of eleven when he discovered the corporate world wasn't for him. Scott Scott took a chance to reach out to a legendary cartoons. Name Jack Cassidy for vice and based on that conversation. He sent his work big magazines and was summarily rejected. However a year later cassidy reached out to Scott again to check in this prompted Scott to try again and send his work to major cartoon syndication companies and he eventually got a contract at United Media and Dilbert published? We also discuss. How Scott has made his life more efficient so he can fit more into his days? The Formula Scott not uses when turning a tweet into a joke. How people don't think about the world productively enough why we need to think more like economists? Scientists and engineers and a variety achieve other topics. Scott Adams welcome detective ation. It's great to speak with you today. Thanks for having me a pleasure. Scott I thought we begin with your your pathway to becoming a cartoonist. I was really intrigued to learn that this was a dream of yours as early as the age of six a you wipe a famous cartoonist. In fact and I I wondered as somebody who who grew up in UPSTATE NEW YORK You know we're we're This where this idea came to mind. How did this come about well? It's not unusual for young kids to Oughta be cartoonist. In in you know Basketball players and whatever they know that's a job that's the famous person so it probably wasn't that unique to ought to be a cartoonist. I know lots lots of kids who look at what was different is it worked out for me but but I have to say that. Around the age of eleven I started thinking it was an impractical goal because how many people become Charles show. It just seems really out of reach. So from the age of Eleven Evans Through College and for a few years into by My corporate world by cubicle is I thought it was impractical to do something that unlikely. Yeah but things were working out by corporate career and I thought well. Maybe I'll just try some things that are riskier in terms of the the odds of them pay off but they're not gonNA kill me if they don't and so one of the things I tried was cartooning it was. It was a list of other things I tried. I tried to invent things. I tried to make software trying to try to bunch of things. But that's the one that worked so part of my process was just chipping away and try one thing after another until like to get some traction and how much how much experience had you had at that point of actually cartooning. Did you do it for Your College newspaper. Is it something you did growing up even just for yourself. I was a doodle by life. My mother was artist. She was Mostly she was a raising the kids but in her spare time she would to WHO Landscape art so. I think there's probably some kind of that component that you know I just picked up some ability a you or maybe interest in art That way but I didn't have any a formal training I I did take one. Drawing class in college ended up with the lowest grade in the class. I was informed that I was informed. That comics are not are so so that'd be workout workout so you could say I had a little but it wasn't really relevant to anything I ended up doing. So That's interesting. I also before we leave your childhood. I was also intrigued defined that you you believe from a very early age that you grew up to be wealthy and famous Again something that maybe is so unusual for kids But again something you. You ended up accomplishing But what was the source of your confidence Growing up well if I realized how this salads but I'm going to say it anyway because I'm way past the point where things embarrassed me anymore but when I was a kid it was a very small town or only I think forty people in my graduating waiting class and most of those people I went to kindergarten with so just imagine the smallest environment you could. You could ever imagine. Imagine that as a little a little kid. People would continuously tell me adults that I was going to be rich and famous Sunday. So people would tell me that all the time like my mother other told me strangers told me I had I had. Somebody stopped me on the sidewalk once until we that literally And I don't know why but I. I think that something about other people's opinion plus I think some people are just bored with confidence. That's not really related to the facts and I've always had confidence seemed unrelated to you. Know what the actual situation was. You mentioned that Before going into cartooning tuning you At the age of eleven The that dream died at least for a little while it gets diet. Is the wrong word there. I was put on hold at a minimum and he went into business so you were worked in technology at Crocker National Bank and Pacific Bell And you've described yourself actually as a great worker You use. You've said you'd hire yourself something you could And so I'm not one who share their good. I was just GonNa emphasize that I show up on time. I I I work more than I'm supposed to. Yeah so go ahead. No exactly and and so. I'm wondering you know. Part of what makes Dilbert So great is shining light on the absurdity of the office place. And I'm curious as somebody who was such a great worker. Somebody who was so motivated. Somebody who did wants to advance was there a tinge of I don't know cynicism or at least taking note of the absurd of the of the office environment even as you were taking it so seriously during that period well no matter how competent the employees are. They're still in the system and the system can be pretty wrong. especially if it's a big organization has a ton on a bureaucracy and that was that was my experience big bank and then the phone company and so it didn't matter what qualities you brought to the situation and the situation was is just quicksand and I think probably over my entire career if you could go back in time and a race me you know if you had a way to just make me not exist. Assist anymore that both of those companies would be an exactly the same place that they were literally. Nothing would be different you. You could just erase me from history and nothing. I did would have contributed to the bottom line and perhaps in some ways that realization of that had you doing some things on the side. You mentioned you attempted a few different. Potentially Entrepreneurial Ideas You talked about developing software etc on your own but it also Pushed you back in the direction of your Old Dream of cartooning and I've I've heard the story that you happen to be flipping through the channels you caught what a pbs show with Jack Cassidy a cartoonist And they'll you didn't catch the the the full show. You elected to to write him in order to get advice on on cartooning and I I wonder if he could pick up the story from there and tell that one. I think it's really interesting. People have to understand this was pre internet. So imagine the days days when you wanted to learn how to do something and you literally didn't have any way to do it you know. Maybe there was a book in the library. If you could figure out what it was and how to find it but I I lucked out and I'm not sure that luck is the right word because my experiences that when you focus on an objective you start noticing using things in your environment and there's some science behind this that deal..
"scott adams" Discussed on Order of Man: Protect | Provide | Preside
"One of the best pieces of advice was from Dr Laura. She used to be on the radio. I don't know if she still has but Shoes it was talking about philosophically that who you are is what you do. It's not what you think. So you are not your internal thoughts. You are what you do so if you want to be a different person do something different. Because that's our If you have evil thoughts all day long but during your day you're feeding the hungry and doing doing good. Deeds that's who you are. You're not the thoughts. You're the person who's feeding the hungry and during the good stuff so to those those people they can be different people and if they become that different person ideally an improved version of themselves. They will influence other people with that improved version and so they have not only control over themselves who they are at a fundamental level but they can control other people's behavior by just being that different person. Yeah I this is what you talked about in what I would dub the solutions chapter of the book or section of the book. When you talk about change what you do dude change the way you think I believe is what she said or something along those lines? Yeah how often have you seen this situation. I remember when I first got that. Step kids years ago and my ex wife would say they'd be acting up and she say I was just because they're hungry and I'd say now it's not it's not that they're just they're just being bad. There's nothing to just be bad. Then she say watch this. She give him hotdogs and they'd sit there like little angels angels in their hot dogs and then they'd be good for a while after that until they were tired or somebody who stole something from the other kid or whatever but but that I started to look is that true with adults. Are we just as simple. That were not you know if we're laissez tired or stressed or we're hungry whatever. Do we act that way too and the answer is yes you can see it in adults just as clearly I how they act before the versus after the after nap before an APP all that stuff. It's if you want to feel different put your body in a different situation so that might mean go get get some entertainment. That cheers you up. Leave the house getting the Sun Do a different activity exercise. You know there are a hundred ways to do it but if you don't like where your head is at put your body somewhere else because your body leaves your head like that. Yeah we call it We call Henry around here when when a child or and in our case a husband me is hungry I tend to get a little A little Unbearable at times I can relate to that I think any guy who's listening to this probably can't just throw some food at us and we'll be good to go from there a couple of hours before we need to eat again. I often have reduced. I my happiness to just a few elements and I say that if an twenty four hour period I can get some work done have exercise in a perfect world. Have some you know loving from my Beautiful girlfriend that's like a perfect day but if I could get at least one of those ideally two of them still have a pretty good day but if I don't get any three accomplish anything I don't exercise that I don't have any a A lone time with preceded. I'm almost always in a bad mood almost hours. And if I get two or three good mood if if I get all three great mood as very consistent so so how much of it is my free will how much of it is just my my internal thoughts. None of it's all external stuff that determines by mental state. Yeah that's interesting and isn't it a nice way to live when you when you break it down to that little framework doc. I just need these three things. And I'll be satisfied and happy and fulfilled by the way it took me decades to learn the correlation. Because there are lots of things happening in your life. They're all kinds of variables. And the one you usually look at it as like. Oh that other person made me mad right mad because because the person didn't return my call they didn't deliver they. Didn't they raise the price you always think is other people until you eat and the other people didn't change Josh Right Right. Suddenly okay with those people. I had had some food interesting. How do you determine what battles are were maybe battles not the right word but what to engage in and what not to? I imagine just the nature of your work as as a political commentator and and illustrator that this is part of your job is certainly part of mine to engage on social media to share my thoughts and ideas. But I think there's a large swath of the population who really don't need to engage in these things and they do what. What metrics do you use to determine and whether this is worthy of your engagement or not? Well I'm a special case because part of my engagement is for my own entertainment for re research. I'm always saying okay. Well this kind of a comment give me this kind of response or will persuade or not but People also follow me to follow all of the comments short as I have a pattern of Of Witty put-downs for people who deserve it and so they watch it for the entertainment so whatever. I'm responding to somebody in my head. I'm thinking that this is part of the show. Yeah it was part of the entertainment definitely so in my case I'm driven by entertainment entertainment and whether it's interesting whether I can learn something from it but if it's just a a random troll doing a random thing I'll just give them a block but sometimes there's a challenge there and there's a show and if there's a challenge or there's a show put on all in I like that distinction attention because whether you agree or not with you like it right I would say that maybe to a degree you. You thrive on that whereas other people wouldn't so whether you agree with it or not is irrelevant. I think the message. We need to extract there. Is that your intentional about it. You know why you do it. I think there's a lot of people get sucked into things and they don't even know why they're getting sucked into this vortex of of whatever they want. It's it's there's no intention nowadays. There's no I thought behind it and therefore they're wasting a bunch of time. I allow myself to get sucked into exchanges. That in retrospect I wish it does used by time for something else but I'm always aware of it as an entertainment vehicle. You know you can play a video game too long or you know. Do anything that you like too long so I I don't. I don't think it's a big mistake if I spend time enjoying myself. Battling with somebody on social media because I enjoy it right well you seem to. It's definitely helped me just in in this book and a lot of other people as well. I didn't want to say something interesting. I thought interesting anyways on on the concept of mockery and shame which is obviously what you're using when you talk about. Lose your thinking you've mentioned it when you have witty comebacks for people who deserve it. There's a really interesting thing in society is that we we. We shouldn't shame or put other people's other people down. It's also the thing that I that I worry about with bullying right. Everything becomes bullying and so we have all these sorts of like anti bullying campaigns. And you know sometimes I think what other people would dub bob is. Bullying is just a bunch of boys trying to get each other to toe the line and act appropriately right or or to be tougher or to be stronger. Not Everything everything is bullying just because somebody feels bad about it here. You know. We're not allowed to say that. There are male female differences anything anymore and so I think we lose lose a little bit with that because it does feel to me and again a I'll say research on this but just seems to me. Having having lived in the world the men and women have a different reaction to fighting with trolls online. When I do it it's it's quite literally entertainment and I? I'm not going to get hurt. Nobody's GonNa come to my house and stock me. You know probably So I don't have any I don't have any real risk and I don't feel bad when they insult me so there's no downside in my case but I would imagine they're women Maybe maybe just process it differently. It probably seems more threatening. I don't think I would i. I probably wouldn't get in online battles with people people I would be afraid of in the real world you know even though you think well they can't find me I just don't think I would but in the real world there's no there's no a human being I'm afraid of you know short of a terrorist or something but I'm not afraid of anybody online I'm not afraid of men another fate of dangerous men Yeah that's one of the benefits of being male is that I go through life not being afraid of anything. I mean a typical day. I don't have any fear of anything physical and I I think about what it must be like to be a woman where every time you leave the house. You have to choose your route and it's like you know you're living in Baghdad or something thing where you like Yeah eighties on that route. You know could be men there and no supervision. And that's just I can't even imagine that world world but I take that to online and so for me it's just a playground whereas I can imagine if you lived in a world full of ID's that online would look like just more or that void yet. I do have these kind of conversations with my wife because she'll see comments that are made about me or what I'm doing and she says how do you deal with that and I deal with it in stride but ultimately I look at it as not only a challenge. I enjoy some verbal jousting because it's challenging it pushes sheasby it it it hones. My skills might even bring into question. Some thought that I may need to think differently about which makes me a better human being but but I I like that challenge. I enjoy that challenge and I realize it's par for the course that if I WANNA have the levels of success that I want to have in the public eye ride. Then that's part of the deal and I can't throw the baby out with the bathwater. I got in trouble for saying this years ago. But I'll try to say in the more elegant way so I don't get it in as much trouble is less likely to get trouble in trouble. Being on this podcast but you never know somebody might hear take issue with it it it seems to me and this is just observational. So if somebody wants to tell me I'm a I'm being scientific. I will accept that but observational. Finally men enjoy arguing with other men for entertainment and so it's a win win proposition. Nobody changes anybody's mind signed by both. Both men will go away from it. They had fun right you even if you if you hated each other. It was kind of fun. I don't know that women have that that experience I feel. I don't know how women process it but I don't. I don't observe them arguing online for entertainment and it is obvious that men are doing it for entertainment. Well of course everybody's different Blah Blah sure generally. Yeah women tend to be more relational ride. Would they operate operate better. That way and so their whole their whole goal in in social exchanges is relational right. How can I? How can I connect these people in this organization? Men tend to be more confrontational right. So the only reason that Scott you and I would ban together as because I'm stronger if you're with me and vice versa so so we can go confront the enemy together if that doesn't happen there's no reason to have you round plus again I have no idea How Women Process the world in this regard but men tried to dominate? It's quite you know we do it online. We do it in person you. We tried to Tampa down for the benefit of society. Right you try. He's tried to repress you try to repress some of your most just aggressive instincts because it doesn't work well with with society but it's always there I.
"scott adams" Discussed on Order of Man: Protect | Provide | Preside
"Once you're mentally addicted to exercise is and you've carved out some time in your day you turn thing that used to be hard into a thing you'd prefer to do. I actually look forward to going to the gym. Because I like my downtime. Afterwards in the protein shake I have afterwards getting change of scenery CETERA. So work on your mental addiction addiction to exercise. I that's that's the way to get there yet is reminds me of the system in fact that we use for setting in accomplishing -CCOMPLISH goals. We start with a vision. What how do we want to show our border? We're going to look like. How do we want to affect the environment around us? Work in a specific goals okay. Here's some goals that I'd like to accomplish but I think most people stop there and where they stop we go deeper we sell can now. What are the tactics? What are the things that you can do on a daily basis acis that will inevitably lead you towards that objective and then we measured along the way with checkpoints thirty day and sixty day check points to ensure that our systems are our tactics are getting us to where we actually want to be in adjust accordingly? Yeah I also note that the world used to be simpler and when the world was simpler. It made more sense to have a goal for what you're going to do next year. So let's say you're farmer and he had a goal of clearing the trees from young ten acres before next planting planting season when the next year comes around. That's still a perfectly good idea because nothing changed but if you take today any goal that you have that's a year from now oh the entire industry could be gone. You know you you may say hey. I'd like to be a truck driver. And then the open up you know your web browser and find out that Tesla it just made a self driving truck right and one of those and now now yet. But I'm kind of like in the new new Tesla Cyber Chuck have to say I disliked it when I first thought but is growing on me in a way. That's almost magical. So there's some kind of weird weird weird sorcery they use to make people like stuff but yeah they make it cool and they make it a little mysterious in edgy literally and figuratively as well all right. Yeah yeah no I think. That's I think that makes sense in that. Things are complex and their ever changing and the other problem. I see with goal setting to. Is that that you in a way pigeonhole yourself into something used the the example of a truck driver. Well if you're so focused on that or farming or whatever it used to be then you can't see other opportunities that will present themselves. I mean the the taxicab industry is a perfect example. These these organizations are fighting so hard to keep things in the status quo when if they would learn and open themselves up and expand their horizons and open up new potentials impossibilities. None on that stuff would even matter. But they're just fighting for the old way. It's it's really fascinating. Well I suppose if you owned a medallion you'd pay a ton on the money to have a rights to for a cab and Norris coming in and eating your lunch you're gonNA fight to keep the old ways as long as you can so there's a financial incentive for that there there is i. I think there's a short term financial incentive but there's a long term risk in clinging that status quo and not realizing that frankly it's inevitable so the sooner I think you can accept that and embrace it and look for opportunities long term. I think you're going to be better off if if it turns out that you were a cab driver with one skill. That's a big problem but if you were Adding to your skill and your talent stack. Well maybe you can give it to something sleep. Better I WANNA rewind. I feel like I got ahead of myself a little bit because I was so excited to jump into some of these topics and things like this but the title of your book is loser think think how untrained brains are ruining America. What is loser think? Help US help us understand what you mean when you say that. So I invented a term to to describe the situation where people might be smart and well informed in general but you see ridiculous arguments coming from them now sometimes it's just confirmation bias and cognitive business and people being silly but what I noticed is that there was a consistent pattern I would click on the profile of somebody on twitter. Who had said something smart and see what kind of life they have because you know usually the profile will say something about him? Often it would be an economist or lawyer. engineer scientist types of skill the types of areas where you learn how to think whereas I adhere a bad argument and I look at it. It would be artist or poet or musician and I think they're actually skill they're actually areas and I'm going to economist by training in which they teach you how to thank an economist. Literally learns how to compare things rationally and people who have not learned how to think the way that people do in various different disciplines. And it's a little different in each discipline. Those people are under the impression that their common sense is all they need. They look at a situation in the news and they say well. Okay I'M GONNA commonsense. How how hard could it be like to use his one example to to show the blind spot if you say to the average person is president accidents better which President doing a good job bad job? They'll almost always give you an opinion. They'll say yes great job or no job but if you ask an economist same question more often than us all right. I've got my nose itchy. You ever you do you ever get itchy nose when you're on camera. That's the only time it is when you're not supposed to. There's no way that you can. You can scratch your nose without looking like it's something different right just fine was I talking about you were talking. About how an economist would approach that question of. Is he doing a good bad job right so if you ask the Communists is the president doing a good job. If they're a good economist. They're going to say the following compared to what uh-huh because that's where the cotton was learn. Now the the problem is that there's no such thing as a president who's doing the job at the same time as the real precedent. There's nobody nobody with the same variables to say everything but they're just making different decisions so you can say all these decisions came out better so The the person who doesn't know that unless you have a valid comparison there's year you're just talking out of your body because there's no there's nothing that can be compared to. You can't say if it's a good one or bad one unless there's something extreme going on of course sure so. That's just one of many examples that loser you think were you just have to be exposed to this other way of thinking and you immediately can incorporate it because just what I explained would allow somebody to to say the next situation. Oh compared to what it's it's as simple as learning it the first time. Yeah I mean this this makes anti we ran across this in financial planning practice. This is well people would say. Is this a good investment relative to what investment wh what does good mean. Does that mean. There's low wrist does that mean there's potential for high return. What do you mean by good? Sometimes that's a little frustrating to people because they think that you should just be able to interpret what it is thereafter but we can't right talk a lot about that in the book as well as that. We don't have the ability to read minds and interpret what people are thinking and feeling in any given moment so let me being. Let me give you one of my favorite examples because with your background. This'll this'll probably hit better. When I got when I build my house back in two thousand nine I had the decision and putting solar panels on it? We're not now the calculation was that if I spend X. amount of for the solar panels they would pay back in in five years or something and I was sure I was going to keep the house longer than that so it was like a good investment. Right put an X.. Amount of money pays back in five years. No brainer later but unfortunately I'm also a trained economist. And I did financial analysis for living and the additional facts that I knew is that the installation in cost. We're going to be dropping every year at a lot so that if I waited five years and then put it in. I would have overspent for my electricity for five of years but by the time I put in the system it would cost maybe twenty percent as what it had five years earlier and it would be way more efficient and save me way more money so if you're not trained in economics you don't know things like the time value of money. You haven't incorporated the inevitable improvements in and technology. You just look at the situation you say well pays for itself and five years. Of course. Why wouldn't they but there's always a deeper level? I think this comes into into what you had talked. Quite a bit about as well as the differences between short term thinking in long term thinking and how it's advantageous to think over long long period of time even if we don't quite know what's going to happen looking at the long play seems to play out better in a lot of cases. I've often thought that what we you see as disagreement on climate change is Ability to understand how to look at the future and the the people who are better at it or coming to different conclusions than people who don't know how that's done or don't even know that it's a learned skill so for example the UN recently a few months ago put out a economic forecast that an eighty years. The cost of climate change if unchecked goes the sumit's warming would would depress the GDP eighty years from now by ten percent. Now that was supposed to scare us because that would be trillions of dollars. It'd be real no big deal but if you've studied economics and you probably Outta the on this you're saying to yourself wait a minute in eighty years our GDP. EP will have gone up by five to ten times from what it is now so if the only effect is that in eight years it's ten percent less than it could have been. We're not gonNA even notice because it'll be almost five times better but it could have been five times better. We won't even notice literally you wouldn't know the difference Prince so the UN puts that out to scare people and of course it works so as per se persuasion works. But I look at the numbers I say. First of all nobody can do at eighty year financial projection. That's not of course in that time you know we're inventing fusion. We've got flying cars with you. Know I mean everything's going. It'll be different than we're already. Developing technology can can suck the CO two out of the air. If we need them and people worry that we'll take too much of of it but I'm pretty sure we'll turn it off as that becomes a problem So unless unlikely robots have taken over by and there's nothing we can do about it at that point. I ah that's the perfect example of the the whatever the change in civilization that comes from the robot you know apocalypse is going to happen in Nah eight years for sure and all bets are off. At that point we don't know you know will we all be collecting. UPI Willoughby Willoughby easy to move. Let's say the biggest problem of climate change is that people have to move. Well what if an eighty years you just open your APP and say it. Looks like they're hiring over in Bangladesh Asia. I write grab by Self Driving Uber. It'll be an in Bangladesh in two days and I'll have a new job so everything's is going to be different. So I I think the people who are most frightened by climate change or perhaps in some cases all least qualified to look at the future future and.
"scott adams" Discussed on Order of Man: Protect | Provide | Preside
"Go fight this war but trust me even though it's really bad for you it'll be great for other people now to be a leader? You've got to be able to say that and sell it and I don't feel that I could sell that honestly telling people to go sacrifice themselves else so I'd be a bad leader in that sense but you know I might push back on a little bit because we don't get to decide for that other individual vigil. Let's say fight a war. So I'm a veteran. My served in the military and although I was commanded to go to Iraq in two thousand five and two thousand six I found a lot of meaning and significance in that sacrifice and so there was purpose and there was accomplishment and fulfilment for me although does somebody else might interpret that sacrifices not not good for an individual. I actually think I'm a better man because I had that circumstance. Yeah you know everybody has a different relationship with those kinds of situations. I feel as though the way I'm built you know just the my DNA. I probably could not have come home from a war zone. Even if I hadn't been physically injured I just don't think I'd be. I just don't think there'd be much left but there are other people were just made of stronger stuff. I'm guessing you're one of those and you people tend to know themselves you you kind of know if you have a good chance of getting through something like that or not I'm just glad the world is full of people who can do that stuff. So the the people can't get the the The benefit yet. That's that's a good point and the world takes all kinds and this is something I feel like. I'm I'm learning myself self. Maybe it's a level of maturity or intelligence or just what kind of happens over time with enough experiences that I used to think you know it's gotTa be in my way that my ways always right that if everybody was this way then the world would be a better place. If everybody thought like this then the world wouldn't be so insane and what I'm realizing is that you know. Maybe if everybody thought that way the world would actually be more insane. I'm not sure yeah. You can't do much about other people Except try to survive them yes yes and influence and influence those individuals as well. Yeah you know influence. This is one of those things that unless somebody you're with all the time it's hard to influence them much so when you're talking about politics or something you now you can try influencing for three solid years. You're lucky if you can move that one or two percent of independence one way or the other. So influences a very weak force worse it has to be either applied to large populations where you just try to move a few of them or if you're trying to influence one person you got to spend a lot at a time. It's IT'S A it's a weak force that can build over time well. I think you actually eluded this in in the last segment of the book when you talked about your your Your priorities and how we sometimes tend to get these backwards. I know a lot of guys who listen to this. podcast certainly do because they'll place themselves. For example at add the bottom of the totem pole of priorities. And and I think there's noble intentions in that they want to serve their families. They WANNA serve their friends and their communities and their employers and clients clients and everybody else but themselves but I found that the better we serve ourselves I the more capable. We are of serving the next next person. Which would I assume in my case would be my spouse and then it would be my children and that would be my close associates and friends and then it would be? The people who organize is around this movement etc etc yeah. I recommended form of enlightened selfishness. The idea being pretty much what you said. which is if you don't take care of yourself self? I somebody else's going to have to take care of your ass eventually so you know the job one is to make sure you're not a burden on other people especially so your your family if you can take care of that and take your your family as you said a few of us have been lucky enough because our careers worth out or whatever for that we could take care of our families and friends and then we start looking at a larger picture. Because I think we're I think we're kind of just designed that way biologically logically evolutionary wise. Whatever there is something in you that clicks once you know you've taken care of everything locally and you just you just automatically thank all right now who can help next? I took care of took care of business locally so that's kind of where I'm at in my career arc My books for example. The periscopes I do they all have the same common theme. which is it's got to be good for? The people. Were watching something. That'll help them lead a better life. Life make better decisions. That sort of thing. 'cause I feel that's that's where I should be focusing now. Does everything close to me is taking care of Gen and let me hit the Hit the pause button real quick. We're all aware of how important systems and processes are on our path success but how many men have not created those systems systems in every facet of their lives. These were the same men who a lot of the times wonder why they can't seem to get ahead this month..
"scott adams" Discussed on Order of Man: Protect | Provide | Preside
"Check it out for your Christmas gifts and Christmas shopping. All right guys with that said. Let me get into the introduction to our guest. His name is Scott Adams and I'm stoked to be able to introduce it to them before I do. I WanNa make I think my friend Jordan Harbinger for introducing US. You may not know who Scott is right away. But I'm sure that any of you listening no Dilbert Scott. Scott is the creator of Dilbert and the best selling author of wind bigly and his new book. which would be talking about today? Called Loser Think Although Scott has really started to to gain attention in traction with Dilbert Many many years ago his political commentary is in my mind. Just as if not more important. If you're interested did you can check out what he has to say on twitter. It's always good for a laugh and entertainment. But he's also right a lot of the time he's never been afraid to ruffle a few feathers and I think that is why why he's gained such a following. It's his ability to say what needs to be said and his ability to say in a way that connects with so many of us. So I hope you enjoy this one. It's my conversation with a one only Scott Adams Scott. Thanks for joining me on the order of podcasts. Looking forward to having you thanks for having me. Yeah you bet I. I was talking with Jordan. Harbinger mutual friend of ours. And I listen to the conversation you had and asked if he'd make an introduction. I'm really glad he did. Because I just told you before before we hit record that I just finished a book and it was funny as I was thinking about it. I'm like man. This is a great book unfortunately everybody who needs to read it probably won't but then I thought maybe maybe that's some form of loser. Think myself so. I'm really anxious to dig into this. Well you know one of the things that I recommend in the book is that people take a picture of it with their phone and just posted online whenever it would be useful for their part of the argument. So if I've said something in the book that's better than the way you could have said it it yourself. Just take a picture and post it that way other people get to see secondhand. Yeah well I think that. That's probably the case for everything that you wrote in the book is that you said. Set it much more eloquently than I would ever say. That's one of my biggest challenge is engaging with people on social media tend to lose my cool. We'll say lose my cool more often then I'd like to admit yeah it's too easy because you're not in person. It's easy to be the angry person when when you don't have to look somebody in the Well I think there's a lot to be said for that I think The lack of humanity is the right term but certainly when you have a disagreement demint with a neighbor or a family member. There's a lot more humanity because you know the medical issues that they're dealing with or you know a little bit more of the nuances. That they may be he coming from with their experiences in life and in that context. Which you talk about in the book Gives you the ability for some. I don't know mercy you'd you would say but just humanity in general well. There's also no risk if you're just insulting strangers on the Internet but if you insult your neighbor that's probably gonNA come right around and bite you in the ass sometime. Yeah it's funny because a lot of people talk about social media with this negative connotation towards it and certainly it can be I think learning the principles and the strategies you share in this book will will definitely help but social media is such a powerful tool for connection. I mean you and I wouldn't be having this conversation if it weren't for the power of social media and everything that everything that it represents more than it's more than a communication tool you know sometimes things evolve and you say oh that's just a better way to communicate. It's just more communication. That's just a little better but eventually actually sometimes things will improve to the point where it's just a whole different thing you know where where your phone used to be just A. It's a way to make a phone. Call now. Your Cyborg because you basically have your your cell phone with you all the time and Augments your intelligence and connects you to the intelligence of the world. You're effectively aside work mark and it just started out as hey. Here's a way to tell my friend on the way to the restaurant and and it grew from there. Do you think that people old don't fully realize the potential of of their phones and being a cyborg which is why we are untrained. You'd say to use it effectively attractive active treacly well. Technology sometimes moves faster than evolution. Moose faster than society can catch up so rose going to have that that you know the technology gets us and then we figure it out. So I think we're in wrestling with it phase where what social media is and what they can do to people kind of caught us a little bit off guard But I think people are figuring ways to cope now. There's a little more as a adult approach approach to the Internet although has divided us into essentially two worlds and they barely speak You're talking about the digital and the physical realm or something else. Well I'm talking about in the digital realm especially people don't WanNa communicate with the other side. Don't WanNA watch their news. Don't follow them on social media but but it obviously is translated to the real world as well. It's it's funny my wife and I were having a conversation the other day about Well we were driving to DC. which for us as a ten hour drive and we with our kids and they had wanted to listen to some music and they asked us to put on the one song that they wanted and my wife and I kind of laugh because when we were kids is you didn't get to pick the one song you had to listen through the entire tape to get to the song that you want it so you had? You had to take the good with the bad and I feel like anymore is you. Don't you don't have to take the good with the bad you can just select and handpick everything that you want to hear and everything everything confirms what you already believe in everything that makes you feel comfortable and you have to take nothing that might challenge anything that you believe or threaten who you think you are choice. Sort of a double edged sword. Everybody would walk more choice if you gave them the option you want more or less choice people usually you say more but it makes us less happy because We have more things we have to process and figure out and then you have regret. Oh I should have picked that other choice but I I remember the days when we had two good network channels. We could watch on television and the rest didn't come in clearly and and I think I was just as happy you know I complain more about having to sit through the commercials but I don't think I was less happy as a person so you. I know that we have to watch out for the unintended consequences of the stuff. How do you think then that you decipher between what is productive duct progress and what is maybe just noise is saying loser? Think that one of the reasons you shouldn't say something is a slippery slope. Job is a quite often. The slippery slope is somebody else's progress so you know if you went from You can't discriminate against gays and employment. Well it's a slippery slope the next thing you know they're gonNa be getting married while now they're getting married now depending on which I guess perspective you're taking eating. That's either progress. In my opinion it's progress but somebody else's say well it's a slippery slope. Look where it's heading next thing you know So hello slippery slopes or something that can typically be ignored. That's interesting because that one actually stood out in my mind and you head I believe Yvonne that segment talked about gun legislation and regulation. And it's funny because you have things like red flag laws and there was an issue that I was following on on Instagram instagram. Just over the weekend and I've caught myself saying that that that is a slippery slope and I'm trying to think about how I would better frame that because quite honestly what comes to my mind. Is that if you open up. For example Red Flag laws there is some danger and that it continues to go down that path regardless of what I'll or how you interpret that path mean well to that I would add when I call the atoms law of slow moving disasters when society. I can see us a specific problem that everybody can see it and it's coming but it's a ways off. We have an extraordinarily good track record as human beings for solving the problem. We didn't run out of food even though the population was going up we didn't have oil just figured out how to FRAC and and make windmills windmills and solar panels and we. Didn't you know we didn't lose all of our power or we did lose all of our technology in the year two thousand and those those are all things is that we we saw coming. They're very specific. You know you didn't have to wonder about them. And I think the red flag laws and the gun gun confiscation risks risks. Same thing you can see the potential risk and every person can say you know even the people who wished all the guns would go away. We're all looking at exactly the same. The facts the the exact same likely outcome and that's usually enough because I think the United States has so much pro gun. Aw feelings that I don't see that we're going to go to the next step. It would just be too hard so I I think that's a things will slip until there's a reason for them not got to slip anymore and if that reason doesn't exist somebody will invent that reason and insert it just to keep things from slipping so look for causing the fact not celebrity this well and the other thing. I think you're listening to hear. And you mentioned this. Maybe a different context but you talk a lot about or to some degree about linear thinking right. We think that we know everything that's going to happen. And we look at problems that we may be dealing with on the plane of what we already know. And and yeah we have no idea what the next five ten twenty forty years is going to hold that could completely render some of these problems obsolete and non-existent. Here we live in this semi absurd existence. Where in order to know what to do next? especially if you're doing long range planning and getting ready for the future future you have to make a prediction about what the future looks like. Otherwise you wouldn't be able to prepare for it and most of our predictions are something like a straight line. Things will be in the future. Basically a straight line from what we can see today. Now it turns out that that's literally the least likely future if you had to bet is v. something that's a straight line that we could predict from today or something completely unpredictable. You should always go for unpredictable It reminds me in some Tom. Cruise racing movie and some some experience person. I'm going to butcher the story but Talked about now what to do if you're in a crash situation and there's a bunch of smoke up ahead and you see a car that sort of you know spinning around and then it disappears into to the smoke..
"scott adams" Discussed on The Knowledge Project with Shane Parrish
"What I'm trying to add to the conversation is you don't need to be any expert in any of those things you still have to be exposed to it once you hear once and you'll never forever. These are really simple concepts of people who are not already even once we have a big project in the works along those lines called the firm street mental model a lattice work of mental models. The idea behind the project is basically to give everybody the university one on one in education in all the major displayed so in like numerous CD will talk about permutations and combinations and sort of like compounding and and the idea is to expose oppose people to a lot of these ideas in an effort to help. People think in more multidisciplinary way. I'm curious as to why you think we're not exposed in a multi displinary way in education so sound. Why assume that we just sort of evolved that way and also there's probably something to the way universities and colleges which is and Organiz that there may be an economic reason that they focus on certain things and may have something to do with the fact that you need a degree this as you are something you are a trained economist? Or you are a psychologist may be the having a good General Hannity effective human being kind of degrade might be the kind of degree anybody wants. How would you go about changing education? What level would you change that would it be elementary school middle school high school university technology technology is GonNa change on its own? I was trying to answer one very simple question about drumming learning to be a drummer and I go to a youtube channel and sure enough. There's great content but it took about five minutes for the person to get past the introduction to tell me the one fact that was the only fact that that was gonna be in this this entire thing and I thought imagined if online training actually was done well because even if you look at the Khan Academy from example people would say let's good example of doing it right but it's still really just somebody filming an instructor talking plus some graphics. Imagine Agean if you will and I think it's inevitable we're GONNA end up there and more of a Hollywood mall where anybody can monetize their training class through some kind at a platform that will let you put your class up there in the wake might put a book on Amazon and you can put together team of the best director best graphics fix artists the best presenter and the person who is an expert who can put it all together as some points watching either a shoe D. or even virtual so reality lesson will be so superior to anything. You could do a classroom that the classroom just won't make sense anymore but we're not there at the moment went. The technology for online training is worth. So it's not quite competitive except in special cases so I think that the just the natural the march of technology and incremental improvements are Argon. End Up to you know that plus loss of experimentation AB testing and all that is going to get us to a place where a lot of these things are solved just because we have the right tools. And we've we've experimented with them long enough and to. Do you think with multidisciplinary education it'll be left to the individual to go pursue that or do you think it'll be arranged in some way by an education system or parents or I'm kind of expecting that influential. Individuals and entities will start blessings earns sets of topics. So for example you can imagine in hyper medically that. There might be Warren Buffett degree and all it would be as Warren Buffet in this sort of mental experiment. Here you just imagine that he he says you know if somebody took this set of classes and I'll be specific this ad than you can say you have the Warren Buffet for your degree or something. Take that as soon as somebody brands. A set of classes as something that they're recommending endorsing and is somebody with credibility and another beautiful will look at it and say well that worked then they'll just be more in the book. You sort of go into outcomes razor a little bit in a way that a lot of people don't go into the nuances of you. He suggests that it works in science but not on people. I'm curious to hear you expand out more well. Awkwardness Razor is the belief that the simplest explanation assuming you have more than one way to explain a set of facts that the simplest one is usually correct now in science there may be an application for that. I use left a young test to make sure that you've got the right solution but in the real world the problem is that we think backwards. What we think we're doing is is picking the simplest explanation what we're actually doing is defining our own preferred explanation as the simple one and the example? I liked to give it. How did the world gear doggy? Created only creation says got basically three. Words can't get as simple as that got hundred and the scientists might say evolution natural selection. We just evolved this way simple. Can't get any simpler than that evolution that both people would have wildly different opinions of. What was the simple explanation? Well when I hear something which I hear the simplest explanation from somebody else's point of view or hear any explanation the nation from somebody else in terms of rebuttal or different argument. I'm often thinking. Oh look what would have to be true for that to be true so trying to get to my implicit sort of beliefs to make that true and understand how the other person sees the world. Well I think what you find out is this. The person who has the simplest explanation is almost always the least informed which is a problem because the part of what makes you think your explanation is right and simple as that you don't know oh the nuance of the situation. So anytime I see somebody say well as fixed economy all we have to do is X.. That's almost always wrong into is there a way to guard against danced are sort of not only are simplistic thinking when it comes to people but also be aware of it in other people's thinking or see it and then how should we respond if we do sort of recognize it and other people. Well I like to remind people that they can't tell. What's the simplest explanation if you huma that little recording playing in your head issued prevent you from saying? Hey My explanation is simple one. 'cause you should know that other people people think they're explanations simple one in so after writing loser thank. I'm curious as to how you think differently through problems or make decisions differently as conscious conscious sort of tools or tactics that you approach decision making with that. You didn't before is there a different method of thinking that you're employing is not not like there's one method but rather a whole bunch of techniques that are common to different fields and if you're familiar with them then you have more tools so basically a avoiding loser. Thank making a full toolbox that you could. For example know how to compare things you could for example know when to think. Coincidences means something. And when they don't they know the difference between the short term in the long term the main thing that I got an of writing the book is reminding myself this these tools so they're more accessible more front of mind. which is the goal and do they come to you through intuition or are you going going through them like checklists style like I need to think like a psychologist here? I need to think like an engineer. Here like how are you employing them or is it just pure like you understand Adamson now you have an intuition which one season went. Well doesn't really take intuition if you know what the tool is what you find when people are undisciplined into thinking and you see this wildly on social media is people will judge thing without comparing it to anything except their imagined perfect state but but usually the other alternative is nothing like a perfect situation is another imperfect situation. Why do you think it is that most of us don't want to be exposed to the teigen's it mentally uncomfortable? What are the reasons that go through your mind when you think of why we don't want to expose ourselves to other people who have different opinions and are possible as smarter than we are well? I don't know that we don't want to be exposed to that but we definitely don't like to be shown that our current world view is ridiculous. And you always have that risk if you're if you're debating with somebody and they disagree with the good be wrong and maybe you'll find that out and that's uncomfortable and it triggers cognitive dissonance and and some strange things but I think most people are not aware of what they don't know I like to use the example of some costs Ibn Economics. If if you've never heard of that you wouldn't know you're thinking about a wrong but once you've heard the concept that if you've already spent money on something you you should take that out of your decision about what to do next. Because that money's gone you can't get it back sorry spent of sunk cost but you'll see lots of people who will say yeah. Well I've got to make this decision because otherwise the money is spent in the past is wasted. But that's actually nonsense. Does that money's gone. It just doesn't exist you. You need to make your decision based on the variables that are that are present at the moment. So right there there are probably some people are listening to this right now and just said to themselves resolves oh I never thought about that but once a year it. It's a permanent part of their thickening forever so symbol they just have to be exposed. I mean it's easier here to see faulty thinking I think another people ourselves because we're we're not running our brains into bug mode or it's a conscious effort to do that a lot of. Don't WanNa do it when we do it. We start to see our own thinking. How do we help other sort of break out of their thinking just pointing out that? They're wrong or they're falling victim to this fallacy or wrong indirectly. Just make some defensive unusually. That's nobody what happens. After that is not going to be productive. There are number of tricks. One of them is facing now pacing using sort of a hypnosis terminent means matching the person you want to persuade by agreeing with them as much as you can without lying you know actual things that you do agree with. They start with that and sort of get them on their on your team if you will and then once you start introducing some disagreements there at least prime to think okay this this person agrees with me on a bunch of stuff so maybe I should take it seriously so this technique number one is agree with as much as you can technique number two do is to put your disagreement in the form of questions as those two statements. Whenever you can so you might say to somebody? What would it look like like if your idea played out the next ten years and get them to actually explain what the world looks like in ten years under their idea and it could be that they explain that and you'll find them say oh well I hadn't really thought about what it would look like in ten years? I was really thinking about this year. That is an easy way to let them exposes Zor own problems in their in their opinion without having to be challenged. You just giving them a chance to sort of discover the holes in their own their own thinking so those it would be the main thing now. It might be that in asking the questions you get good answers ends up talking you and your position but that's good to one of you may have improved always like trying to keep an open mind. which is something I learned from any do which is never one hundred percent certain amid anything and just that little little infliction of like I'm only ninety percent uncertain about this makes it so much easier to change your mind on things and then also keeping in mind that you're worried about oh come versus protecting your ego? I call it. Oh come over ego and that helps me also is like what is going to get the best outcome especially for making a business. Decision doesn't have to be my idea. It can be somebody else's idea he. Yeah I recommend in loser thing that you work on. Somebody's confidence about their opinion. Because often you can directly talk them out of it. Let's say somebody says I believe exists because all of the scientists agree. Well you can't really talk leander position but you could say you know..
"scott adams" Discussed on The Rubin Report
"Hey this is reporting. According to the paperwork I'm Dave just a quick reminder guys to subscribe to the channel and Click that bell over there youtube really been crushing us on the recommended videos. So it's most likely the only way you'll get to see our clips all right then joining me. Today is the creator of the legendary Dilbert Bird Comic Strip and the author of the new book loser. Think Scott Adams welcome back to the Rubin report. Thanks revie third time mad better. Every time they stay three. Times is the charm first off before I ask you anything else because you're a man of persuasion. How was my intro there in terms of persuasion? Do you think I persuaded people to actually click. The bill. To actually subscribe was heavy. Handed was subtle enough. You might need a little technique. Yes so you know you need to tell their shortage. All their friends are doing it. Everybody's he's talking about it. You don't WanNa Miss it limited edition. We might take that Baden away. If you don't like it and you might never be able to subscribe if you don't do it right now. Those are crazy examples examples but there's probably another level you could take that there's probably another level I should be higher you on retainer or something to deal with my youtube problems how to get people to subscribe and that I needed another job. Somehow I really doubt you need another job pretty busy right now with the book. Yeah all right so we're GONNA talk a lot about the book but for for anyone that just hasn't seen our interviews or for some reason there's never come across dilbert or he's not watching drink coffee on twitter. Let's just do the Scott Atoms two minute bio of sort of what got you into I. The cartoon Strip and then now being an author and sort of de facto leader leader of the deplorables online in a weird way. Wow I signed up for a question. Where would you like to start? Well just let let's just recap the career quick doc. All right well I was wondering the other interview. I was working in my cubicle jobs for sixteen years when I was younger. Man and Those those careers in a glass ceiling In both cases I can tell this story now. I couldn't tell it at the time but in both cases by boss called into the office and said we got caught with with no diversity in senior management and so until further. Notice your white male. We can't promote you. They send it directly. It's not an interpretation. Yeah so after. The Second Company Company told me that I left the first one telling me that went to the phone company. They told me the same thing after it was there for a while and I said I gotta find a way to not have a boss loss and so I tried a few things. cartooning was one of them short short story long. I submitted materials to the major syndications. One liked it enough to say yes so cartooning begins. That goes well. Dilbert and Dilbert turned out. Okay did okay. Yeah Yeah No. I like the of the context because it sounds like you know I wasn't right to it and hit the gold but I tried other things. I tried to be a programmer. I tried to write other things senator. This was just the thing that we're and then time it goes by. And there's this this President trump situation occurred. I candidate trump and I was not intending to make any kind of pivot I I just noticed. He had some skills that I thought. I could see that others couldn't because I've been trained hypnotist and I've been studying persuasion and all of its various forums. So so when I saw them I thought well it'd be useful for the country to know that this isn't an accident that he's starting to get more attention. Knows how to do this technique and so I started calling and I post there for one sector. That's when I first met you. You weren't even a trump supporter at the time. You were just sort of talking about the techniques he was using and just because of of that everyone said Oh Scott this guy. He's far right all of that. Not Not that you were supporting some of his policies necessarily but you were just saying this is how well he's doing these things. This is how he is gaining a following and getting his message right so Identify as left of Bernie. So I still do now now I still do because socially could give us some examples but socially do but what I what I eventually saw in trump is a tool. We'll can't that I thought could just do stuff other people wouldn't do take on China. That's the toolkit you ought to be the best cheerleader for the economy literally. Really get our psychology work in the right direction. Everything's good everything's good. Why don't you invest okay? That's the psychology the economy. I thought nobody's going to do that as well as him. And likewise North Korea. I thought who could who could have a meeting well before it happened. I already written about it. I said who could have a meeting with Kim Jargon and just turn this personal maybe find a way president trump so I'm a supporter in terms of his tool. Can't but you know doesn't mean I agree with everything he does. Yeah that's a hard place to be though right because people don't really care for that second part of that say it's an expensive place to let me tell you why incomes down thirty percent you know just things I can't do because I'm associated with saying something too nice about his skill. Can you talk about that a little bit more. Like what kind of business. Things have dried up or or even personal friends or I don't want to say specifically where you live but you do live in California. I live in a place that is maybe not so Hispanic able to the some of these ideas. Well let's just say there was a rebuilding period where I had to make new friends. A lot of them phase of that building processor. You in right now. Well you know uh-huh living a very good life with girlfriend Cristina. Were quite happy with the way things are so I don't have a complaint there. It's just an observation. That's socially became Very difficult to have the same friends. What was that like because I think everyone watching this has been through that to some degree? My my book is about that. It's about what happens as you. You start sort of coming out of the political closet that you sort of get thrown under the bus by people that you thought were friends next thing you know there's this whole other crew that's welcoming you. I mean it really is sort of a flip hip on everything you know. Yeah only only most laissez honest friends were willing to say it to my face and that'll happen a few times. Mostly I just noticed that my facebook feed started to give it was getting empty or an empty. Your I'll be like Oh really. Only one picture was posted all this week by all everybody. I know that's weird and then you see that they've unfunded you and then you check their feeds and you see what their political leading is you put two plus two together and here we are yeah. How does your background in Persuasion Legion and Magic and the cartoon and everything sort of fit your general demeanor? I said to you right before we started that. You're one of the few people that I that I now know. Oh that when I see them on twitter I don't like them less. There's so many people that I know that and we all are not necessarily our selves on on twitter and online in general but I see so many people that like I kinda respect or I know and then I look at their twitter and I'm like Oh what what is going on here and I'm sure there's people that say that about me too but you seem like you're pretty. He like pretty much the same in both worlds but to be fair there are a lot of people look at my twitter and say you're the worst person in the world. I used to like your comic but now I can never laugh again. Yeah just in general. I never laugh again. You get away their ability not just the left you but the whole thing. Have you noticed that they humor has just completely lately changed. Yeah yeah as as said you can't make a movie a funny movie funny. TV Show in fact if you watch like an old family guy rerun the whole time. I'm sitting there never thinking you couldn't make that today do that one that one that one but huber has become a reality and politics and it's very entertaining thankfully thankfully we have the funniest president we've ever had so as a Saturday's though. What do you make of the comedy side of this? Because you know somebody like Seth Macfarlane who created family elite guy you know. They've said I don't know that they're going through with it but I remember a few months back. They had said this thing where they're not going to do anymore. Gay Jokes and it's like well the show. Did you know twenty five years of gay. Hey Joe and now gays are equal so this might be the time to make a joke so you can further degrade people into society. Don rickles did write a brought together or the Simpson's who for a while and then Hankas area. The greatest voice over actor of all time had to apologize for doing an Indian accent. And what do you make the not. I just the content but the people behind it you know. They've been infected. I'm generally okay with the the concept that society moves forward and things that we used to laugh. Ah We didn't realize we're cruel and then maybe you grow up and say oh that was really meaner than it needed to be. What was it wasn't really trying to do that? so I'm I'm okay with society evolving but the trouble is it evolved away all the things that were the normal joke materials now. It didn't affect me with Dilbert because when you're in a family newspaper paper there's yeah there's a cap on what you can do so I was always well in the family friendly version talking about the workplace so it didn't affect me much but it certainly changed. The landscape escaped humor probably forever. Yeah with the holidays right around the corner. We're all starting to think about the perfect gifts for our loved ones..
"scott adams" Discussed on The Babylon Bee
"So No matter what you think you'd climate change you. What as much nuclear as you can get as fast as you can cheap as you can the safest you can and everybody wants that? It happens to be the the solution to climate change. That's the most productive along with solar long with other green energy. So you don't you don't want to skimp on the other things because they are actually going in a good direction action right now But the smart people tell you you need to do everything you did. She do everything fast. The people who don't believe climate change is even the problem. I'm still like anything that's economical and good and gives you energy and help. Underdeveloped countries now are up Keeps the lights on. I mean I live in California L. A. -fornia and say well both of you do I guess and My house just barely missed the last set of blackouts blackouts. And I swear to God. I think it's Lisette going at once. Because of bad management of the state which is really the reason the lights go out. I think I would have just sold my house and moved because I don't WanNa live in a third world state so that's the long answer to what's the future of climate change. It's better safer nuclear power. My power was out for four days last week. Yeah Brutal Kyle barely made. It barely made it through Yeah I'd see. It seems silly that the first generation of nuclear plants. They decided that a good thing to happen. When there's a problem for the whole thing to meltdown that that seems like a silly Design decision. Well yeah the. The non engineering explanation is that the the older and current designs the the the power is is necessary to prevent meltdown whereas the new generations when the electricity goes out. It can't function you can't do anything. So just SORTA Seren doesn't down so that that's a pretty big difference. We all need to learn to just sit there and not meltdown. Think like I think we got something good for this show. Why did it can in any book that I can? I put on the back. Even the coal is so wise and your name. Scott Yeah yes you can. You can use that blurb. Okay thank thank you so wise you could just short too so wise so why all right well. Your book is out now loser as you think. And where do you want people to look for that Amazon. Right or Everywhere books are sold. We got audiobooks and kindles and Amazon's always a good place but the Barnes and noble anyplace. They sell books right beautiful. Well Scott Adams has solved climate change for us and he's bringing the nation together by helping us to stop our loser. Think th right so. Thanks for coming on scar welcome. You're welcome so much everybody say thank you. Thank you bye bye all right Scott. Those a.
"scott adams" Discussed on The Babylon Bee
"Yeah and also a pregnant woman. Shot Man Fifteen. I wonder if someone if I had gone which I don't yet because I still don't have any trying. I'm trying to get money just so so frigging heart and California but a easier in this county we're in is not as county matters because there's still the state laws. Why don't they count you necessarily matters for these concealed? Carry Yielding Zach. That's what's that's what's different but I was wondering if I had a gun I if I would actually be able to shoot shoot someone that charged in the front door. Yeah like with all that adrenaline. And I always think like he'd have to run because they don't have any guns in our in our bedroom after out to the garage. Hang on a second. pull it out of the sleeve. Find the bullets which I don't even know where are so. Yeah I don't know I probably maybe at the very least try to aim the gun while it's still in it's sleeve at believe it's loaded. This is a this is a real gun inside. This giant right sock is a shotgun. Yeah that's the other side too. You know I've got a young child in the home like I don't know my my young young child is kind of dumb. You know and he would definitely be someone to grab a gun and by law. You're supposed to have a lock in the shock and the shotgun. You have to have a lock in the trigger like a key lock right padlock guns. You're supposed to handguns. You have to have them. In a case that's locked with a padlock. I believe the laws so I don't even know how. How thank you that you fumble the key to? How much time do you have between realizing? Someone's coming into my house to go on lock all these. I don't know yeah. I assume it was that night you realise like standing on your bed. Hang on a second sir. Be Right back. All my gold is in the garage. Let me go get it for where you can get you a bunch of gold among. What's a good plan now? We know how to do it. Yeah I would actually have to run to my neighbor and say hey. Can I borrow your gun real quick. I am who I think. We're talking about this on my other. podcast the oh the weird feeling of like you should sleep clothe because if somebody doesn't make your house like who wants to like get in a gunfight in your underwear Because most guys sleep in their underwear I assume especially down here where taught ought and but one thing you could do is you could grab the comfort of your bed to throw it over the guy so he never sees you and you start hitting him under the cover are. That's one idea came. Just throw them. You can't see anything. And then if he'll feel really silly like beating a ghost well. We thoroughly thoroughly covered that story. So Yeah Yeah you want to move on and talk with the talk to Scottie. Adam's Adam's let's do. It's Scott Month here. The Babylon beat podcast. God months all right. Let's get another Scott all all Scott November presenting an exclusive Babylon interview. All right everybody. We are here where we are interviewing viewing Scott Adams creator of Dilbert the the comic series the cartel. Would you call comic cards really a comic. It's it's more it's just like a Sunday. It's just documentary documentary of the office business and also author of books. Scott Welcome to the Babylon. Thanks for having me. Yeah so my dad works at a at a Aerospace Rose Space Engineering Company and he said For years they always wondered how you just had their office like tapped with a microphone. I had some secret camera watching them. But that's actually what what are the most frequent comments I get and a part of that was fueled by the fact that I have a common uh-huh and name and it turns out that almost every fortune five hundred company in this country if you look at their employees you know if they have like a million employees or something looking at their shirt off. There's a Scott Adams there so they were actually a number of his Scott Adams's at different big companies who took a lot of heat because people people say well. We know this is you. This is obviously our company. This is your name off. Yeah you're getting people fired because human resources sources thinking that they're drawn comics about what's going on in the office. You know jokes aside. I've actually gotten several people fired accidentally only because they posted by comic or they gave it to the wrong person and it was. I guess people thought it was UN UN businesslike or or something. Yeah people actually been fired for that well pouring out for them so I am. I have I make comics and I. I tried for a while to get into making funnies son like Sunday comics wherever you. Why don't you call newspaper? The paper comics back. When I don't even know when the last time a new one was made like a new one actually got picked up? I I figure you are one of the are we were you one of the last still get out. The major cartoon syndicate still launched the same number of comics ever did but it it just gets harder and harder refer somebody new to break through so you don't notice because a new launch might be thirty five out of two thousand newspapers. None of them are in a big market son. I just don't even notice that they existed even read the newspaper anymore so I wouldn't even know if there is new cartoons but that said there are there are some big famous ones since pearls before swine came after I like bad. Remember the names of cartoons but there there are several that are pretty bag. Quite successful. Came after Dilbert so is this was cartooning. A thing that you saw yourself site yourself making making making your living doing or and I know that you didn't start out doing it but was it I am curious about that journey real quick. Well when I was very young say six years old I thought I wanted to be a famous cartoonist. And specifically I wanted to be Charles Schultz the peanuts and that was my goal and I would draw pictures. I'm seven eight nine years old rich about the age of eleven. I realized sized. Wait a minute there about six billion people in the world and there's only one show WANNA buy odds. I decided a to go the rational root and just study in school and go to college. Does economics major thought it might be a lawyer businessman or something. They worked worked for Corporate America for sixteen years. But I hit a sort of a glass ceiling there It was a weird period during the I guess this this was late. Eighties Nineties Where both by major employers told me that they couldn't promote me because I'm white and male and They told me that directly by the way when when I tell this story people who say well you're you're reading between the lines and I say no. Oh I was called into the office and I was told that the order had come down that no white males will be promoted until further notice now. The reason was actually fairly a good one. which was there could be Because there was no diversity in either of those companies senior management and they got caught so the the local press put pressure on them and at the first company. It's the reason I left the bank Crocker Bank so I I left soon after they told will be. I couldn't get promoted. Went to the phone company thought. Well I'm safe now. It's all going to be good and one day. My boss called in the office. You gave me the same speech for the same reason. The the press had noticed they had no diversity and senior management. They just said well until further. Notice if you're white you're male. You're not getting promoted. So that was that was about the time I said maybe I should try to do something. That doesn't have a boss and you know maybe do. We'll work on the side and see if I can get something going. So cartooning wasn't the only thing I tried on the side. It was just the only thing that works. Is that when you started to learn how to do hypnotism 'cause then you it'd be like you will hire me. I will become CEO. That was even before a cartooning. So I I I That was just building what I call my talent stack. I tried to tried to develop skills that work well together and you could. You can add persuasion and have noces to just about anything and it makes you makes you a more valuable person Employees I guess and so I tried cartooning and the short version of the story. Is that worked out. I'll say cool. So how do we know that. You're not hypnotizing US right now to ask all the right questions that make you look good because you asked that question Russian. See what I did there exactly what you would say to make people think. Kyle's is have little spirals in them right now. What are you doing doing to him? Why are you so amazing? Scott Adams everybody buys Scott's book we have stacks in the office you're not being hypnotized. It just feels that way or do you just just your personality so we have your new book here. Loser is your think I will completely admit that I have not had a chance to really give it. We're looking through the bullet points here and stuff like that but I like the title. I liked the guys in the bubbles. You read good titles Scott titles and I've been told that by by publisher so uh dive in sure. Yeah so you I mean through Dilbert you kind of use mockery humor satire too. I mean do you feel like people actually change their Change their ways based on humor. Because that's what we do we humor and it's sometimes you feel like you're just writing jokes it's under you. I wonder if you're actually impacting. Culture impacting people at all. So I think you talk a little bit about in loser. Think about how people have new people as as big as like Elon. Musk have mentioned. Dilbert has an influence to how the how they tell their people manage. So is that something that you is that a purpose that you see for humor satire cartoons Mockery is one of the most powerful forces in the world. It's Ray is right up there with fear and ingred I think and people don't want to be mocked. It's one of the things we like the least and so if you can create a situation where if you do x you you will definitely get mocked a lot. Fewer people are GONNA do X.. Because nobody wants to walk into the kill zone so As you mentioned Elon. Musk at one. Point sent out a a little Email or some kind of communication to a staff Saying a little rules that he wanted them to follow to have a proper culture at the company. Only one of the rules was don't do anything that would end up in a dilbert comic. The the power of that is In the context context of why I put it in the book. The power of that is that by creating the name and the Property Dilbert. Everybody had a common reference. So he didn't have. I have to go into detail. Well and these situations and here's what I mean. And here's the thousand examples because everybody kind of holds in their mind. What a Dilbert situation looks like? Whoa what isn't one and we all recognize them when we see them so it became a shorthand and the the context was that Losers think creates its its own set of shorthand labels for things to help you mock people away from bad thinking patterns. Do you think the he smoked weed. Get on Joe Rogan. Show inspired by Dilbert knock although although although I I did smoke weed on Joe Rogan. Show before he did so. Maybe I inspired him. Yeah see maybe. How can we haven't been on Joe Rogan? Show to smoke weed Kyle. Al We are Christian website So lose your think because he wrote think big league. I started reading that again. I really I. I didn't realize that that was. We're talking about loser..
"scott adams" Discussed on The Adam Carolla Show
"She started feeling dizzy and sweating itchy and everything was off and she had diarrhea and it was horrible. This led to a trip to the hospital. Where blood pressure I sure was low? They thought she had sepsis. Doctors were finally able to piece together. What happens yeah the letter die point? Yeah because no one needs to know. How much is my cock now? Well all the nuts and ball's actions and whatnot. If the APP doesn't get her you gotta you gotta go. Full Cox one of the things. Like Gos- befriend like just outright. Please don't tell it's too. It's too personal. But the doctor to death. She was here now. She's gone but my deck. That's how it works. It sounds like a good way to get out of. Oh Sex. That's true. Well I'm allergic to something you're doing and like you said. How do we make this lethal? We just found a way so basically she was allergic allergic to the high levels of penicillin he was taking and he had released when he ejaculated and it almost killed her so the doctors then discharged her with an Epi pen and instructions to hold off on sex until a week after he completes his treatment. I find that sex life doesn't involve an EPI pen is just not trying to argue. Yeah sounds sounds like a low achiever kind of thing. Nobody has to be resuscitated after this. I know you can do it but why somebody doesn't clear you're not you're not doing it right or stat stat right all right let me hit.
"scott adams" Discussed on The Adam Carolla Show
"Size? No you care Cheryl. I'm sorry what's your day it's Cheryl I like making macro may als and wonder if you wear regular panties earth long back you know you type stuff. Yeah there's one called the peanut APP that connects MOMS. There's Tour Lena that connects travelers in other countries others. There's also full on matchmaking services like BFF matchmaking. They offer packages that start at nine hundred bucks they go up to twenty one hundred me. Yeah I mean what happens like in those Rom com movies like when we find out that the BEF APP F- APP person is hired God nine. Oh this person who was supposed to be your best friend. And Confidante out just to be on the on the she'll is getting paid ads irving coppee friends dating apps with the same kind of meet him at the club and now there are other rest friends. They've pretending ending two best friends but they do become best friends but once they find out they never forgive them. It's like a cell phone which clear this. I'm so glad I'm not the only one who sees a new who eappen. Thanks how can somebody killed with this. How can I make this lethal wondering does the APP allow a guy to find the woman as the best friend that he can start in the friend zone? Then try to try to get the promotion guy. Who's been the friends? He's not getting out of there. Never you think in the history of humanity. He's got out of the friends. There was articles and people have talked about this before. But how Hollywood glamorizes like if some guy that a girl just isn't interested interested in just grinds her down and wears her down she finally becomes so exhausted and she'll she'll make you her partner and that's such a insane premise for every rom com which is partly why. Hey Ron gums. It's like why. Why do you put that in young men's heads that all you have to do is start stocking them and then she either gives up because she scared or tired it from a friend zone blow job but never the ends? If you know what I'm talking way handy maybe maybe not the end not from the friends. Oh Lord knows God yeah probably early ask the early to ask. Wait for the entree before you try to get a friend zone to the end so good yeah quilt. GotTa be Handy Andy Somewhere in there. That's right Speaking of the end zone when discussing allergies and sex. The conversation is usually focused on latex allergies things like that with condoms TMZ but for one Maryland woman. It was her penicillin allergy. The came into play while she was having sex. So according to a case report published in the American Journal of Medicine a woman had. NFL Lactic reaction to her husband's semen when he was on antibiotics he was on penicillin and she was allergic to it. So one to two hours. After the forty six year old had sex with her husband..
"scott adams" Discussed on The Adam Carolla Show
"Head of his time because all that postmodern jukebox is such a big deal now he was oh ahead of his time and Christmas is great. It's all great all right. Scott Adams variant creator of Dilbert but many interesting thoughts on on everything is here right cheese. let's see you got a couple of phone calls will blow through those and then we'll bring Scott in because he's a good guy. Everyone should hear hear what he has to say about everything. David thirty eight Iwa. Yes sir. How're you doing today? Going on good much just in doing your podcast. Thanks for listening listening. What are you got? I just thank you guys for a couple of hours a day when I look at your podcasts since I lost my hand in a work accident. My whole hand Yes they're lost wrist and hand The walkout sell your home. Oh what is that You know it hurts my teeth breath when people describe what happened. What Line of work describing Grizzly Jesus engineer I was reprogramming sensor? There's only so my okay. I'm sorry on a conveyor belt Nicholas cage horrible and sad but but now how do we help. Messina's yeah just being able to listen. It gets my day going and gives me a good laugh. Start my day because watching. TV You know Komo Shit going on. I I do. I do think that I do think we have to work extra hard these days to stay sane and getting out and moving and listening and doing and hearing ideas and having a laugh half and in that kind of stuff and listen to a little me so horny but it's good it's good and it's it's now necessary. I think it used to be sort of folly in a weird way or indulgent or something. Like I'M GONNA listen to this book or this person or this thing and now we we must do it for for one sanity that's That's where I'm now so I'm sorry for the incident but I I don't know if you have a prosthetic yet I'm actually getting one Should be next month. I won't be able to build a house again or do my maintenance stuff eh. You know I don't know you know. Jj arms was able to carve out a pretty nice Pi Career for himself in the seventies action figure he he had like a grappling hook and like cat's paw yet all weapons today. But you could attach to that thing. Yeah thank you. Thanks for listening David and thanks for keeping up with the attitude man. Good luck thank you guys have a great day David. Let's see Joe Forty Seattle Adam Gina Bowl. Hey guys I just got. I came out to Brian in. La Wonderful Type Bryan. Bryan you kill it out of the two I I love you thanks for coming in a lot to me. I made it again trip out of a- actually up in Seattle but afterwards I was thinking I could have taken the money that is spent on the plane ticket in the hotel rental car in the rental car and insurance and I could have donated that stupid cancer take actually see the show people are asking. I can't make it then. What what can I? Don't buy a ticket and give it it away like people there. In the event you know more robust and better so thanks Joe I I did. I had a great great to meet you intimate gene. I was the guy with the toilet paper. That has the worst Adams point very own. We love you thank you. Thank you have a question. Yeah I was wondering I couldn't remember if you've Ever opened up about this on this show but how old were sunny in Italia when you guys decided you could start. Let them listening to the pot. 'cause I've I've been listening for nine years since they've you're probably too young but then at one point and he started coming to the studio and I've seen what happened that point. It's okay but was there a point at which you're kind of on edge about it and then you have to think about it for a while and same really for for Brian and G. Yeah now. Brian's got a kid and help raising a kid what does have you guys thought about that. Somewhere down the line I assume nobody listens. Sounds but I was informed that my daughter would not be interested in hearing more me my son. I was informed that sometimes he does listen and I was also oh informed like hey bring them to your comedy shows and then you make these gay jokes about him and like you should see how he feels about that. And I'm like he feels fine and it's like you should talk them so I did. I did have a talk with him the other day the other night I said look you know I go up on stage. I make jokes make jokes about you. You know. I make jokes about you. And he's like Oh half your act is calling me gay. And I'm like five eighths. It's but who's counting just a waste of my time and I was like. Yeah but you know what daddy does and you know this is part of his job and this that and the other and she's like yeah I get it like once. The kids get context fast. We we we way. Overdo it in the parenting acting department like he gets it. He knows knows Chad. He's a comedian Daddy. Bus Shops people bus daddy shops. He then you know he bust my Mike Chops back. And that's that's how we do it but I I asked him anyway. said it was fine but yes. There's the part where you know you don't want to call them a plus too much because he may be listening but no never. Cellphone Prophecy. Never had that conversation. I don't I don't i. Can you guys tell me. I think we do a Western culture thing like you have to sit down with your child and you need to talk to them about X Y and Z. My my feeling assist. You need to be a good parent and you need to be a consistent parent and they need to think they need to know how you feel about them. And the I need to know that you're thinking about them and providing for them and you have their best in injured their interest is is what you're trying to help out there and my family family. My kids know beyond a shadow of a doubt. The daddy works hard that he tries to do. What's best for them that he's working on the house or trying to make money on the weekend he can either once you set that table? You don't really need to pick and choose a whole bunch of little individual subjects or like. I hope you know daddy feels this way. Aside incremental improvements done eighty percent of the war. They they they know. I don't have to tell them that when I'm making jokes about you. No I'm not angry at you or whatever because they know who I am they know our relationship to get the gestalt of the whole thing. And just like when Jimmy is is convincing me that the lead singer the Dixie. Chicks is in love with me. He doesn't need to apologize after that. I know what he does know he feels about me. I know this is what he he does have a context. He's not a welder. I saw him do it to mark Davis four years earlier and he likes Mark Davis. You know this is what he does. He loves me A and now he did it to me. I don't need anything else. And that's and that's what the little little ones which I didn't know because I don't have biological kids but even with a four year old. who had freshly Ashley turned four? He understands sarcasm. I didn't know that little kids could pick up on that but it's all day it's he'll try and give you a hug it out. I don't even like kids from from a kid and he goes yes. You do know Brian and it's always like no. I only like you this much. and He loves loves the playful sarcasm of it because it's obvious that I'm kidding. And he has fun with that and by the way when it's the other direction and every single time you say to your parent and Hey WanNA throw the ball around or can we get a dog or can I get a basketball hoop. They go by the way. That's all encompassing as as well. You don't need to cherry pick those you know. That's that's a way of life that's the way life as well. Thanks a lot like Christie. Which means you have no interest interest in this podcast but I imagine if she ever does it'll be at an age when she's okay handle it now? I really want to listen to the show. I that's not for twelve year olds now later on all right Let me just hit Life Lock here. Now there's a e skimming oh boy Oy new cybercrime. Every ten minutes cybercriminals watch online shopping carts to steal credit and debit card INFO INFO names birthdates and passwords from websites and mobile APPs. It's important understand how cybercriminals are checking our lives again. Then they're out there they don't WanNa get bit by a dog or stabbed in the process of committing a crime. They'd rather just rip off your identity in drain your bank account or screw up your credit identity. Theft is a very serious issue and somebody's identity stolen every two seconds seconds so and you can miss out on a lot of stuff..
"scott adams" Discussed on The Adam Carolla Show
"Lot more love that their best technology was something like a fax machine for medical purpose. Yeah you sound like a third of all the plots that they used to write about. You can't do because a cell phones that have you noticed that more and more movies are set like like in the eighties early nine in the recent past because so many plots would fall apart where the cell phone. Yeah that's I don't remember who who's twitter handle. It was way back when a couple of years ago But they had modern Seinfeld and how all the plots would-be different because there was no type of telecommunication it was all answering machines. It was is all faxes so San Diego State University has suspended all of its frats after the death of a freshman sues for staging man. We'll staged the military. They're very barracks. That's right Invasion University police are investigating. Why eighteen year old Dylan Hernandez does required medical attention after allegedly attending a FRAT party Wednesday night police involvement began after nine? One one call for help was in the residence hall. At the time I did hear on the radio. He may have you know he just he just binge binge binge drinking than might have fallen out of his bed or fallen out of a top bunk. He was taken to the hospital last Thursday morning in the wake of his death. The university has suspended fourteen fraternities indefinitely. Six already been suspended for others. Were under investigation for violations. The University President says quote each of us including our students must uphold the highest standards that do not put health and safety of anyone at risk. You can't punish punish all the FRATS for one lightweight. Turn it you know guys just can't handle his beer Alpha Tau Puss. That's right. Oh by the way my Movie shelby. American will be out November nineteenth on DVD. And Blu Ray and digital and you can preorder now at chassis. Ha S. Y.. Dot Com and get that real story on Shelby which you'll see coming up now this Friday. Wow you know I check rotten tomatoes on Ford. V Ferrari was ninety two percent. Thought it's an all white. It's all straight casts burning fossil fuels. I don't get any higher ninety two in today's era with that cast doing what there's zero diversity because it just wasn't wasn't a member of the shelby build fame. That was African American. or it's not like the Lady Rosie. The riveter got involved. Nobody was gay or if they did that. Kept it pretty close to the vest back. Then and it's literally all white cast just burning fossil fuels and European ass and and it's at ninety two and I thought that's that's about as high as it gets but if you WANNA see the story on the real Carroll Shelby Z.. Ours out the nineteenth. So that'll be like Tuesday after the movie comes out. Well speaking of movies if you're looking forward to binge watching those Disney movies you're going to want to give it a while Tuesday's launch of the Disney plus streaming service has been marred by technical glitches just signed up out of users have not been able to download the APP. Does he says it's due to overwhelming demand. Its promise they'll get it fixed as quick as possible. According to the website marvel this Pixar. This is Simpson's this is Disney classics Nat. Go so people are clamoring for. It have a thought that I have a controversial official. Stance doesn't win me any popularity contests amongst my friends and I go We got enough porn. I don't think we need to make any more porn. There's enough you couldn't watch all the porn started today and never stopped. Yeah we'll get young girls to do other things you'll regret later. We don't need them to do porn anymore and they go. Oh by your tongue us. Yeah and and I mean if there's a there's more porn than I can ever sift through on the internet or that. My thirteen enrolled son could ever look forward to devouring. I'm getting there with kids stuff. Yeah which is I don't watch the kids stuff anymore because my kids are older. Now we're GONNA go see Ford v Ferrari but we're not going to see the little princess whatever. There's now a library of good stuff. Yeah I mean there's four toy stories probably couldn't make this argument twelve years ago. We've we've done another wreck it Ralph now if we done another everything it's all it's all ninety percent or more on rotten tomatoes were done. You've got to cover you gotTA cover about you. Know Age Street age nine nine and a half or ten. And then we're Kinda Kinda done and we're good. They only need one movie that Israel. They'll just watch my daughter's three and she's worn out beauty in the beast. Scott you're talking about porn. I misunderstanding toddlers. Yes the where you go wrong as you tell them there are other movies and then they're getting get greedy like maybe I should see another movie. No there's just one so now there's there's enough we don't need anymore and to your point and I'm going to get way more hell than you. Did you know what we're really done with Star Wars. We don't need any more star wars. We didn't eat Chris some looking you like that one. The new one. That's coming out. I can't tell it's an old one or a new one or I don't even know what commercial and looking at anymore I feel like I've seen seen a composite of so many star wars movies. I don't know what's going on and I got to take a guess it'll be young woman who weighs one hundred pounds. Who could beat up anybody in the universe? Yeah she has the force and there'll be a number of Males in it who are cowardly and stupid. Yes all right folks. When when is this one coming out next month? I believe it's you had December before the end of the years this year. Is it the seventh one. It's the number nine. ooh Is the last one. There'll be many many more but this is the third of this set and the last of the skywalker curve December..
"scott adams" Discussed on Masters in Business
"Thank you so much for doing this. I've been looking forward to having this conversation for while. I have so many questions I have to start by saying how annoyed I am. I have most of your books, and including various Dilbert collections. But. The early Dilbert Scott Adams corporate books as opposed to Dilbert collections, and we moved about three years ago, and we're mostly impact. And I went through a bunch of pockets of books in the basement and over the weekend, and I could not find anything that's making me. Well, that's why I write more go. I just count on you to lose the old ones. And you speaking of writing more, you have wind bigly out this month in paperback is that is that right? That's right for those people who wanted to wait for the the cheaper version. So let's talk a little bit about. Politics. And by the way, your Email is still public. So for angry people, don't Email me. You cannot Email Scott about whatever. But you got a ton of pushback on a lot of things that you wrote about Trump, even though many of those things have come to pass and that your forecast and expectations have proven out. How do you how do you deal with that sort of? Pushback. Is it just that people can't see what they don't wanna see or I would I should say first of all that. I'm not a Republican. I'm not a conservative. I considered myself left of Bernie. So when I was talking about Trump when I was talking about Trump, I was talking about who's technique. And I think there are some unique things he brings such as the way he can he can talk an economy up in the way, he could talk to North Korea, for example. So I was really trying to find the positive, and I trusted the rest of the media to find the negative..
Boston University and Seventy Three Percent discussed on The Adam Carolla Show
"Self lubricating condoms may be the answer in helping prevent STD's and unplanned pregnancies according to research in a step away from the traditional water oil-based condoms. Currently on the market, a team of scientists from Boston University has created a condom that is self lubricating becoming slippery when it comes into contact with moisture. For example, I don't know body fluids, the team, assessed the performance of the condoms. When faced with friction and survey thirty three people who felt the condoms to get there, get their opinions, and if they use them, their study found that the majority of people seventy three percent not only preferred the feel of the condom to those currently available. But also said it would absolutely increase their condom use, and the study size was small and the new condoms
"scott adams" Discussed on No Agenda
"I'm thinking that we probably it should or someone should indict scott adams before really throwing the election because he used his he's a trained hypnotist he hit ties people on twitter and on periscope he made them all believe that chairman is a great guy no thinking about it for second by scott adams is the reason trump won and i believe he should be indicted hacking the four dominance yes what's the law against that if you're going to die somebody yet to have some something about hello look at the guy you're telling me he is not but buddies with putin he's got the same bald hey look a lot like come on i think scott adams needs to go down putin it's got adams sense i'm just waiting for that to happen it would not surprise me we can't pin it on face bag scott adams in dilbert cartoons there's all kinds of trump hair i'm telling you this is how crazy we've become well is not going to get any better no i hope they came over something can stave off this neil what's going to be a huge democrat victory in twenty eight teen back off a little bit we don't want to have the place to go crazy why what's wrong fantastic for the show you care about life who gives a crap about we don't care do here's what we're going to get more of there is a little battle royale going on between a couple of books that came out about the same time one of them is published by a local publisher chronicle books which is rent dentistry from media and were they were chronicle books has got two books one of his done by.
"scott adams" Discussed on Kickass News
"And then if you know persuasion you can see the other half is is really a i don't think genius is too small of a word in this case which is not to say he's done everything ride never made a mistake i've i have plenty of my own criticisms of things he could have done better but the nicknames will go down in history as brilliant we're going to take a quick break and then i'll be back with more with scott adams when we come back in just a minute if you are an entrepreneur a small business owner or even if you have a side gig let me introduce you to grasshopper the entrepreneur's phone system grasshopper lets you run your business from your cell phone while keeping your business and personal lives separate choose from the huge inventory of local toll free and vanity tollfree numbers simply ford your new number to your mobile phone and start taking calls immediately whether you're in an office in your car or out shopping for the holidays grasshoppers iphone and android apps help you stay connected to your customers not to mention you can send to receive calls and text from your business phone number set up multiple extensions for everyone on your team get your voicemails transcribed and emailed to you work for many wear with call forwarding to make and receive calls from your computer via the desktop app and even utilize wifi calling better yet grasshopper offers easy and instant set up.
"scott adams" Discussed on The Art of Charm
"Analogies for explaining a new concept are excellent so i'm not saying analogies or bad all the time i'm saying that nobody ever won an argument with an analogy welcome to the art of charm i'm jordan harbinger i'm here with producer jason to filipo on this episode we're talking with scott adams of course yet another controversial episode because apparently i like getting hatemail but uh i highly recommend that people separate their feelings about the subject matter here especially the examples and just learn you know if you hate trump then it's fine you can still learn persuasion from this episode and if you love trump then you don't have to write me in tell me how it all i'm a cook or whatever i hate that people over use that word is so stupid i didn't want to spend too much time on this episode challenging aspects of the work with which i disagreed in other words parts of his book with which i disagree 'cause i really didn't think that that was his useful as the practical parts from which we can learn and this was a tough editorial choice for us here but i think it was the right one in the end because the final products here is much more useful to you as a listener on this episode we're discussing the persuasion tactics used by truck trump and whether or not you think that those exist or their real or whether or not persuasion itself israel of fabricated especially when it comes to these types of skills you'll start to look at interactions and things you see on tv and things you see with politicians and executives in a totally different way and you'll also learn what types of things that we can use to identify cognitive dissonance and ourselves how to know for being persuaded effectively how to persuade others effectively and again divorce yourself from the subject matter examples and try to keep an open mind here and don't forget we have a work she for today's episodes you can make sure you solidify your understanding of the key takeaways from scott adams here that link is in the show notes at the art of charm dot com slash podcast now let's hear from scott atoms one to ten on a scale of one to ten how much flak have you.