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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (1,037 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Scott Adams Narrator: Scott Adams Publisher: HarperCollins Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: November 2005 ISBN: 9780060898069
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"Dilbert books should be (and often are) read aloud while importantoffice work is being put off, and luckily, the best reader of all, Adamshimself, has put his interpretive skills on tape." --Worth Magazine
Step aside, Nostradamus. Here comes the real soothsayer, and he'sturning his eagle eye on everything from new work-avoiding technologyto sex with aliens. With predictions that run the gamut ona wide range of hot-buttons, Scott Adams' absurdist, outrageously funnynew audio, The Dilbert Future, may be his greatest achievement yet.In his inimitable style, Adams predicts we'll learn to harness the mostabundant resource in the universe: stupidity.As always, Adams' keen wit is dead-on.

Prediction: The Dilbert Future will be the most anticipated and well-received businessbook of the year. (It doesn't take a psychic to figure that out.)Check out Scott Adams' other Dilbert books, TheDilbert Principle and Dogbert'sTop Secret Management Handbook.When he's not cartooning or writing bestsellers, Scott Adamsspends his time speaking at corporate functions and conferences.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “The management book of the century.” 

    New Yorker

  • “Adams draws hilariously absurdist conclusions from his peripatetic observations. His targets include genetically engineered children, the chaos theory, life on other planets, euthanasia, frequent flier programs, clothes, and bicycle seats. Although Adams admits that it is impossible to know the future because the unexpected usually happens, he also argues that we will always be able to depend on the existence of stupidity and its predictable effects.” 

    Booklist

  • “Dilbert books should be (and often are) read aloud while important office work is being put off, and luckily, the best reader of all, Adams himself, has put his interpretive skills on tape.” 

    Worth

  • “Thank God for Dilbert.” 

    Scientific American

  • New York Times Bestseller

Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Samuel | 2/19/2014

    " Scott Adams is very clever. He throws in lots of ideas and opinions, some of which make a lot of sense, some not so much. But a fun and great read, well worth it, plus he throws in lots of his comic strips! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Christian Hanne | 2/14/2014

    " To get one thing straight from the beginning: Dilbert cartoons suck! Most of the time they are not funny at all and on the rare occasions that actually a punch line exists it will come up in the last but one picture but never in the last one (where you usually have some dull line ruining the bit of humor you could detect in the picture before). Besides of the cartoons the rest of the book is testimony for arrogance and presumptuousness, for a deep contempt for fellow people, for cynicism and sarcasm and for a considerable degree of self-loathing. To put it in a nutshell: It's excellent reading!!! The only downfall is the last couple of chapters in which the author outlines some alternative ways of experiencing and perceiving 'reality'. He purposely rids these chapters of any humor and irony. But since he announces this at the beginning of these chapters you can just avoid reading them. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Katrin | 2/8/2014

    " This book was a rather quick and entertaining read-through. I liked the combination of text and comic. Adams is shifting between humor and things, that have sadly come to pass already, so it's not just a non-stop-laugh. But I laughed out loudly a few times and could not stop reading it all to the end. The last chapter is quite mind-boggling, I loved that he showed us not just the humorous side. I wonder if he shouldn't write a book about that and not include it in this book. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Tanvir Muntasim | 1/31/2014

    " Constantly amusing take on the future, Dilbert style! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 geekboy42 | 1/25/2014

    " Not nearly as good as the earlier 'Dilbert Principle', I found it a disappointment after reading the earlier book and the cartoon strip for many years. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Karthikeyan Ramaswamy | 1/20/2014

    " The book was quite good read. But towards the end, the fun factor is less. Overall, i enjoyed reading this book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sara | 1/17/2014

    " absolutly hilarious "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Paul | 1/12/2014

    " If you're a fan of Dilbert, you'll like this book. Adams comments on a range of issue and extrapolates how this will translate into future trends. Interestingly enough, he failed to predict the rise of "reality" TV. Generously sprinkled with Dilbert strips throughout. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Lee Scoresby | 12/21/2013

    " Adams is witty, but some of this stuff is certifiable crap. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Costa | 12/7/2013

    " Brilliantly humorous book on future of work, technology and democracy. One of the funniest books I've ever read - kind of like Douglas Adams for techies. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Chris | 9/1/2013

    " i think scott adams is a better writer than a cartoonist "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Robert | 7/13/2013

    " Another great slightly non-fiction dilbert book. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Andrew | 4/6/2013

    " Flat out funny, and scarily true "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sanat Gersappa | 10/16/2012

    " A laugh riot. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Cris | 8/23/2012

    " Somewhat funny book with supporting (but not new) comics. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mike | 7/16/2012

    " Much funnier than his last written book the Dilbert Principle, in this book Adams makes predictions about the future, most of them pretty ludicrous but mostly hilarious as well. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Joe | 2/10/2012

    " Adams' typical snide attitude. But not as incisive or funny as the Dilbert strip. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ram | 5/27/2011

    " Scott Adams does it again. Fun filled, hilarious and most of his predictions are quite interestingly true! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jason Bean | 4/6/2011

    " There's a lot more in Scott Adam's head than just some witty cartoons. This guy has some amazing insight into life, business and especially your business life. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Iyas | 3/16/2011

    " sindiran keras terhadap teknologi. Scott Adams menulis ironi kehidupan lewat kartun ini secara jenius. 250 halaman tebalnya namun perlu perbaikan translasi di lain waktu "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Costa | 12/28/2010

    " Brilliantly humorous book on future of work, technology and democracy. One of the funniest books I've ever read - kind of like Douglas Adams for techies. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Aarohi | 8/5/2010

    " Its good .. Its humourous and it provides a new view of the exiting things... It becomes more interesting towards the end. Illustrations are too good. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Lee Scoresby | 5/26/2010

    " Adams is witty, but some of this stuff is certifiable crap. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Iyas | 4/20/2010

    " sindiran keras terhadap teknologi. Scott Adams menulis ironi kehidupan lewat kartun ini secara jenius. 250 halaman tebalnya namun perlu perbaikan translasi di lain waktu "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Jay | 2/24/2010

    " Some books can take the reader on a fantasic journey - this book just makes me feel I was taken for a ride when I parted with my cash.

    Not a patch on The Dilbert Principle. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Robert | 2/7/2010

    " Another great slightly non-fiction dilbert book. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Allison | 11/25/2009

    " Turns out I've read this before! hehehe, but it's SOOO much fun, I'm gonna finish it again :) "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Brian | 10/18/2009

    " Dilbert, with about 20 pages of new age philosophy. Telecom is such a rapidly growing iundustry, that this is funny to read with today's knowledge. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Bobby | 8/26/2009

    " If ever some one was born with the perfect 'politically' incorrect office humor its Scott Adam .... this guy has a microphone in every office going body probably as he writes what we all are thinking in the glorious office meeting precisily. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mike | 6/22/2009

    " Much funnier than his last written book the Dilbert Principle, in this book Adams makes predictions about the future, most of them pretty ludicrous but mostly hilarious as well. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Cris | 6/6/2009

    " Somewhat funny book with supporting (but not new) comics. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Chris | 2/27/2009

    " i think scott adams is a better writer than a cartoonist "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Rocketkoala | 1/21/2009

    " I like Dilbert, and this was a fine, though uninspired, collection, until the last chapter. At that point it became interesting. The science is nothing groundbreaking, but it's a welcome reminder to look at the world differently. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Samuel | 10/4/2008

    " Scott Adams is very clever. He throws in lots of ideas and opinions, some of which make a lot of sense, some not so much. But a fun and great read, well worth it, plus he throws in lots of his comic strips! "

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About the Author
Author Scott Adams

Scott Adams is the creator of Dilbert, the comic strip that now appears in 1,550 newspapers worldwide. His first two hardcover business books, The Dilbert Principle and Dogbert’s Top Secret Management Handbook, have sold more than two million copies and have appeared on the New York Times bestseller list for a combined total of sixty weeks.