Best known for his workplace comic “Dilbert,” Scott Adams is also a serial entrepreneur. With 30+ businesses under his belt, Adams knows a bit about success and failure.
Adams on finding the right business partner:
“Humans are flawed creatures, and we’re all crazy in our own ways. If you get the wrong kind of crazy—the destructive kind, the toxic kind—then there’s no recovering from that.” On the other hand, if you find someone just insane enough, you’ll find they’ll have more creative and off-the-wall ideas and solutions than you could ever imagine.
On the value of “bad” ideas:
“What I learned—humbling and shocking at the same time—was that the readers couldn’t tell the difference between my genius inspiration that came out of nothing and the 15-minute horror story that I had to throw together because I simply had to.”
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