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Outbreak of Credibility

I’m having a sudden outbreak of unwarranted credibility and it has me worried.

Dennis Miller recently interviewed me on his radio show and he had a lot of nice things to say about my new book, How to Fail at Almost Everything and Still Win Big.

Paul Farrell, over at MarketWatch, reprinted my personal investment advice that has been floating around the Internet. The same list is also included in the most recent update of the classic personal investment book The Random Walk Down Wall Street, by Princeton professor of economics, Burton Malkiel.

As I mentioned in the last post, the Wall Street Journal lumped me together with famous people who actually know things.

In my book, The Dilbert Future, I coined the term “confusopoly” to describe companies in the same industry that confuse customers so much with their marketing that it isn’t necessary to compete on price. The term caught on in Australia and has become a rallying cry against phone companies and their misleading advertising.

I recently released God’s Debris on Kindle. Several years ago, after its softcover publishing run, I made the book available for free on the Internet. But folks have been asking for a Kindle version for convenience. A surprising number of people call God’s Debris the best book they have ever read. The sequel, The Religion War, is based on a not-far future in which terrorists use small, home-built GPS-guided drones to attack population centers. That prediction is already coming true, and I wanted the Kindle version of God’s Debris to be available when this sort of attack becomes a daily headline.

Someone asked me how many non-Dilbert books I’ve written. In this context, “non-Dilbert” means it is mostly original writing but might include some comics for humor relief within chapters. Here’s the list.

The Dilbert Principle (workplace humor)
Dogbert’s Top Secret Management Handbook (workplace humor)
The Dilbert Future (Humorous predictions)
The Joy of Work (workplace humor)
Dilbert and the Way of the Weasel (Humor)
God’s Debris (fictional thought experiment)
The Religion War (fictional thought experiment)
Stick to Drawing Comics Monkey Brain (mostly from my blog writing, half humorous)
How to Fail Almost Every Time and Still Win Big: Kind of the Story of my Life (memoir/success)

Those books have everything you need to know about humor, careers, finance, religion, health, and success. If I left out anything, let me know and I’ll write another book.