Dilbert creator and author Scott Adams shares cognitive tools and tricks we can use to think better, expand our perspective, and avoid slumping into “loserthink.” --- For comprehensive show notes on this episode, including a full edited transcript, go to https://fs.blog/podcast/ Is your brain hungry for more? Don't miss out! Sign up for our weekly "Brain Food" at https://fs.blog/newsletter/ Follow @farnamstreet on Twitter for mind-expanding content.
Dave Rubin of The Rubin Report talks to Scott Adams (creator of Dilbert, author of “Win Bigly”) about his new book “Loserthink” and many other topics. In addition to being a comic artist he is considered by some to be a political philosopher for his analysis of the persuasive ways of Donald Trump. He discusses “talent stacking”, the idea that you should focus on building a variety of complementary nonexpert skills as opposed to focusing on one particular skill. He describes how the talent stack he built up enabled him to go from being an employee of Pacific Bell to a famous comic artist. He details how his insights on Donald Trump has cost him many friends, but also a significant amount of his income. He talks about how he never had any major plans for his “Real Coffee with Scott Adams” periscope vlogs including the simultaneous sip, but that it naturally grew in popularity. He also details what Loserthink is, and how you can avoid falling victim to it. Scott also shares what he believes to be the worst advice you could ever get. Scott also gives his thoughts on Joe Biden, his surprising thoughts on AOC as well as his predictions for future candidates and which ones could pose a serious threat in 2020.
Scott Adams (@ScottAdamsSays) is the creator of comic strip Dilbert, a talent stacker extraordinaire, and bestselling author. His latest book, Loserthink: How Untrained Brains Are Ruining America, is out now.
What We Discuss with Scott Adams:
Why the term “loserthink” isn’t about being uninformed — it’s about unproductive thinking.
Mental models we use that sometimes fail us, and thinking traps that we fall into when we’re looking to interpret communication, evaluate facts or evidence, and form opinions.
How to evaluate fake news and see why the business models of many media outlets have been redesigned to keep us engaged at the expense of accuracy and truth.
When and how to dial down our ego so we can clarify our thinking, and also when and how we can use our ego as a tool to move forward.
Ways to evaluate and poke holes in bad arguments, and strengthen our own methods of thinking and arguing.
And much more…
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