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Scott Raymond Adams (born June 8, 1957) is the creator of the Dilbert comic strip and the author of several business commentaries, social satires, and experimental philosophy books. June 8 is the 159th day of the year (160th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1957 (MCMLVII) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link displays the 1957 Gregorian calendar). ... Dilbert (first published April 16, 1989) is an American comic strip written and drawn by Scott Adams. ... This article is about the comic strip, the sequential art form as published in newspapers and on the Internet. ... Wall Street, Manhattan is the location of the New York Stock Exchange and is often used as a symbol for the world of business. ... 1867 edition of the satirical magazine Punch, a British satirical magazine, ground-breaking on popular literature satire. ... The philosopher Socrates about to take poison hemlock as ordered by the court. ...

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Personal life

Adams was born in Windham, New York and received his Bachelor's degree in Economics from Hartwick College in 1979. Windham is a town located in Greene County, New York, on the northern boundary of the Catskill_Park. ... NY redirects here. ... A bachelors degree (Artium Baccalaureus, A.B. or B.A.) is usually an undergraduate academic degree awarded for a course or major that generally lasts for three, four, or in some cases and countries, five or six years. ... Hartwick College is a nationally ranked, non-denominational, private, four-year liberal arts and sciences college located in Oneonta, New York, in the United States. ...


He also studied economics and management for his 1986 MBA from the Haas School of Business at the University of California, Berkeley. This article needs additional references or sources for verification. ... Look up Management in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... Master of Business Administration (MBA) is a tertiary degree in business management. ... Eastern entrance The Walter A. Haas School of Business, better known as the Haas School of Business or simply Haas, is one of 14 schools and colleges at the University of California, Berkeley. ... Sather tower (the Campanile) looking out over the San Francisco Bay and Mount Tamalpais. ...


In recent years, Adams has been plagued with a series of debilitating health problems. Since late 2004, he has suffered from a reemergence of his focal dystonia which has affected his drawing.[1] He can fool his brain by drawing using a graphics tablet. On December 12, 2005, Adams announced on his blog that he also suffers from spasmodic dysphonia, a condition that causes the vocal cords to behave in an abnormal manner.[2] However, on October 24, 2006, he again blogged stating that he had recovered from this condition, although he is unsure if the recovery is permanent. He claims to have developed a method to work around the disorder and has been able to speak normally since.[3] Also, on January 21, 2007, he posted a blog entry detailing his experiences with treatment by Dr. Morton Cooper.[4] Focal dystonia is a neurological condition affecting a muscle or muscles in a part of the body causing an undesirable muscular contraction or twisting. ... A Wacom Graphire2 graphics tablet. ... December 12 is the 346th day (347th in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian calendar, with 19 days remaining. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... Spasmodic dysphonia (or laryngeal dystonia) is a voice disorder characterized by involuntary movements of one or more muscles of the larynx (vocal folds or voice box) during speech. ... // Bold textItalic text The vocal folds, also known popularly as vocal cords, are composed of twin infoldings of mucous membrane stretched horizontally across the larynx. ... October 24 is the 297th day of the year (298th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... For the Manfred Mann album, see 2006 (album). ... January 21 is the 21st day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era. ...


Adams is also a trained hypnotist. Hypnosis, as defined by the American Psychological Association Division of Psychological Hypnosis, is a procedure during which a health professional or researcher suggests that a client, patient, or experimental participant experience changes in sensations, perceptions, thoughts, or behavior. ...


He married Shelly Miles on July 22, 2006. July 22 is the 203rd day of the year (204th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... For the Manfred Mann album, see 2006 (album). ...


Career

Adams writes in a satirical, often sarcastic way about the social and mental landscape of white-collar workers in modern corporations and other large enterprises. The style is reminiscent of other writers in this genre, for example C. Northcote Parkinson. 1867 edition of the satirical magazine Punch, a British satirical magazine, ground-breaking on popular literature satire. ... Sarcasm from Greek σαρκασμός (sarkasmos), mockery, sarcasm is sneering, jesting, or mocking at a person, situation or thing. ... Cyril Northcote Parkinson (born July 30, 1909 in Barnard Castle, Durham County- died March 9, 1993 in Canterbury, Kent) was a naval historian and author of some sixty books, the most famous of which was his best seller Parkinsons Laws, which led him to be also considered as an...


Prior to his success as a writer/cartoonist, Adams worked closely with telecommunications engineers at Crocker National Bank in San Francisco between 1979 and 1986, and at Pacific Bell between 1986 and June 1995, and draws on their personalities for those of his Dilbert characters. Copy of the original phone of Alexander Graham Bell at the Musée des Arts et Métiers in Paris Telecommunication is the transmission of signals over a distance for the purpose of communication. ... Look up engineer in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... Crocker National Bank was a United States bank headquartered in San Francisco, California. ... This page is a candidate for speedy deletion. ... Pacific Bell logo Pacific Bell was a telephone company which provided service in the state of California. ... Dilbert (first published April 16, 1989) is an American comic strip written and drawn by Scott Adams. ...


He is also the CEO of Scott Adams Foods, Inc., makers of the Dilberito & Protein Chef, and a co-owner of Stacey's Café in Pleasanton, California. Much of his interest in the food business comes from the fact that he is a vegetarian. Chief Executive Officer (CEO) is the job of having the ultimate executive responsibility or authority within an organization or corporation. ... The Dilberito is the exclusive product of Scott Adams Food, Inc. ... Location of Pleasanton within Alameda County, California. ... For animals adapted to eat primarily plants, sometimes referred to as vegetarian animals, see Herbivore. ...


Adams is an avid fan of the science fiction TV series Babylon 5. He appeared in the season 4 episode "Moments of Transition" as a character named "Mr. Adams," who hires former head of security Michael Garibaldi to find his lost dog and cat. He also had a cameo in a third-season episode of NewsRadio, in which the character Matthew Brock, played by Andy Dick, becomes an obsessed Dilbert fan. Science fiction is a form of speculative fiction principally dealing with the impact of imagined science and technology, or both, upon society and persons as individuals. ... Babylon 5 is an epic American science fiction television series created, produced, and largely written by J. Michael Straczynski. ... Moments of Transition is an episode from the fourth season of the science-fiction television series Babylon 5. ... Michael Garibaldi, played by Jerry Doyle, is a fictional character in the universe of the science fiction television series Babylon 5. ... NewsRadio was an American sitcom, originally broadcast from 1995 to 1999 on NBC. The show was created by executive producer Paul Simms. ... Andrew Dick[1] (born December 21, 1965) is an American actor and comedian best known for his roles on the sitcoms NewsRadio and Less Than Perfect. ...


He is a member of the International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences. The International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences was founded in 1998 to help drive the progress of the Internet and evolving forms of new media. ...


Publications

Dogberts New Ruling Class, or DNRC, is a group of people who, according to Scott Adams, will form the new ruling elite once Dogbert conquers the Earth. ... The Dilbert Principle refers to a 1990s satirical observation stating that companies tend to systematically promote their least-competent employees to management, in order to limit the amount of damage that theyre capable of doing. ... Written from the point of view of his unscrupulous alter-ego, Dogbert, Scott Adams 1996 Dogbert’s Top Secret Management Handbook complemented The Dilbert Principle by analyzing the stupidities and inadequacies of 1990s management from a managers point of view. ... The Dilbert Future hardcover edition front cover The Dilbert Future (1997) is a gloves-off satire of humanity by Scott Adams that breaks the net motivations of humanity down into stupidity, selfishness, and horniness, and presents various ideas for profiting from human nature. ... The Joy of Work by Scott Adams The Joy of Work (1998) by Scott Adams is a two-part book, the first offering recommendations as to how office workers can find happiness at their cubicle desks and the second sharing Adams’ formula for creating humor, based on his experience... Cover of Gods Debris. ... Scott Adams 2002 satirical book, Dilbert and the Way of the Weasel labels the everyday actions of humanity as neither consistently honest nor criminal, but rather weasel. ... The Religion War (by Scott Adams) is announced as a sequel to Gods Debris in Dilbert newsletter issue 57 [1]. This entire book takes place right before the last Chapter of Gods Debris. ...

Awards

Adams has received a great deal of recognition for his work, including the National Cartoonist Society Reuben Award and Newspaper Comic Strip Award for 1997 for his work on Dilbert. He has also been climbing the Suntop Media & European Foundation for Management Development (EFMD) rankings of the 50 most influential management thinkers placing 31st in 2001,[5] 27th in 2003,[6] and 12th in 2005.[7] He is also a member of Mensa. The National Cartoonists Society is an organization of professional cartoonists created in 1946. ... The Reuben Awards, named for Rube Goldberg, are presented each year by the National Cartoonists Society. ... The European Foundation for Management Development (EFMD) is a network association in the field of management development. ... Mensa is the largest, oldest, and best-known high-IQ society in the world. ...


He received the NCTE George Orwell Award for Distinguished Contribution to Honesty and Clarity in Public Language for his participation in "Mission Impertinent" (San Jose Mercury News West Magazine, November 16, 1997). The NCTE George Orwell Award for Distinguished Contribution to Honesty and Clarity in Public Language (the Orwell Award for short), established in 1975 and given by the NCTE Committee on Public Doublespeak, recognizes writers who have made outstanding contributions to the critical analysis of public discourse. ...


Coined phrases

Adams has coined a few words and phrases over the years, such as:

This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... Scott Adams introduced the word confusopoly in his book The Dilbert Future. ... The Dilbert Principle refers to a 1990s satirical observation stating that companies tend to systematically promote their least-competent employees to management, in order to limit the amount of damage that theyre capable of doing. ... Dilbert is a popular American comic strip. ... The average Elbonian The Republic of Elbonia is a fictional country from Scott Adams comic strips Dilbert and Plop: The Hairless Elbonian. ... Dilbert is a popular American comic strip. ...

See also

Two other books written by Scott Adams not related to Dilbert- Dilbert (first published April 16, 1989) is an American comic strip written and drawn by Scott Adams. ...

Cover of Gods Debris. ... The Religion War (by Scott Adams) is announced as a sequel to Gods Debris in Dilbert newsletter issue 57 [1]. This entire book takes place right before the last Chapter of Gods Debris. ...

References

  1. ^ http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2005/05/09/AR2005050901066.html
  2. ^ http://dilbertblog.typepad.com/the_dilbert_blog/2005/12/the_problem_wit.html
  3. ^ http://dilbertblog.typepad.com/the_dilbert_blog/2006/10/good_news_day.html
  4. ^ http://dilbertblog.typepad.com/the_dilbert_blog/2007/01/voice_update_1.html
  5. ^ http://www.thinkers50.com/?page=2001
  6. ^ http://www.thinkers50.com/?page=2003
  7. ^ http://www.thinkers50.com/?page=2005
  8. ^ http://dilbertblog.typepad.com/the_dilbert_blog/2007/02/philosotainment.html
  • On January 10, 2007, Scott Adams also published an "Answers to Your Questions" blog addressing multiple questions and subjects about his daily life.

January 10 is the 10th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era. ...

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