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Scott Adams

Creator of the Popular Comic Strip "Dilbert", Chief Strategy Officer for WhenHub & Author

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 Scott Adams Biography

Scott Adams is a world famous cartoonist who created Dilbert, the most photocopied, pinned-up, downloaded, faxed and e-mailed comic strip in the world. Dubbed "the cartoon hero of the workplace" by The San Francisco Examiner, Dilbert has been syndicated since 1989 and now appears in 2,000 newspapers in 65 countries and 25 languages. In 1993, Adams became the first syndicated cartoonist to publish his e-mail address in his comic strip and Dilbert became the first nationally syndicated comic strip to appear on the Internet.

Adams held a variety of (in his words) "humiliating and low paying jobs" during his eight years at Crocker National Bank and eight years at Pacific Bell. He's been a bank teller (he was robbed twice at gunpoint), computer programmer, financial analyst, product manager, commercial lender, budget manager, strategist, project manager and pseudo-engineer.

During this time Adams entertained himself during boring meetings by drawing insulting cartoons of his co-workers and bosses. Eventually a bespectacled character named Dilbert emerged from the doodles. In 1988 Adams mailed some sample comic strips featuring Dilbert to the major cartoon syndicates. United Feature Syndicate plucked Dilbert out of thousands of submissions received that year and offered Adams a contract. Dilbert launched in about 50 newspapers in 1989.

Adams continued his day job at Pacific Bell until 1995, drawing Dilbert at 5 a.m. everyday before work. Now Adams devotes his entire day (and much of the evening) to Dilbert, including speaking, writing, doing interviews, designing licensed products and answering hundreds of e-mail messages per day. He owns two restaurants and is CEO of Scott Adams Foods, Inc., a vegetarian food company.

More than 20 million Dilbert books and calendars have been sold to date, and more than half of Adams' books have made The New York Times best-seller list. Among these publications are 21 comic strip reprint collections published by Andrews McMeel. The Dilbert Principle (HarperCollins, 1996), Adams' first full-length hardcover book, has sold more than 1.5 million copies.

Adams was born and raised in Windham, New York, in the Catskill Mountains. He has lived and worked in California since 1979. He holds a B.A. in economics from Hartwick College, Oneonta New York, and an MBA from the University of California at Berkeley. He's also a certified hypnotist.

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Win Bigly: Persuasion in a World Where Facts Don't Matter

Win Bigly: Persuasion in a World Where Facts Don't Matter

I Sense a Coldness to Your Mentoring: A Dilbert Book

I Sense a Coldness to Your Mentoring: A Dilbert Book

How to Fail at Almost Everything and Still Win Big: Kind of the Story of My Life

How to Fail at Almost Everything and Still Win Big: Kind of the Story of My Life

Dilbert 2014 Day-to-Day Calendar: There's No Kill Switch on Awesome.

Dilbert 2014 Day-to-Day Calendar: There's No Kill Switch on Awesome.

Your New Job Title Is

Your New Job Title Is "Accomplice": A Dilbert Book

I Can't Remember If We're Cheap or Smart (Dilbert Collections)

I Can't Remember If We're Cheap or Smart (Dilbert Collections)

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Scott Adams

Creator of the Popular Comic Strip "Dilbert", Chief Strategy Officer for WhenHub & Author

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Scott Adams Biography

Scott Adams is a world famous cartoonist who created Dilbert, the most photocopied, pinned-up, downloaded, faxed and e-mailed comic strip in the world. Dubbed "the cartoon hero of the workplace" by The San Francisco Examiner, Dilbert has been syndicated since 1989 and now appears in 2,000 newspapers in 65 countries and 25 languages. In 1993, Adams became the first syndicated cartoonist to publish his e-mail address in his comic strip and Dilbert became the first nationally syndicated comic strip to appear on the Internet.

Adams held a variety of (in his words) "humiliating and low paying jobs" during his eight years at Crocker National Bank and eight years at Pacific Bell. He's been a bank teller (he was robbed twice at gunpoint), computer programmer, financial analyst, product manager, commercial lender, budget manager, strategist, project manager and pseudo-engineer.

During this time Adams entertained himself during boring meetings by drawing insulting cartoons of his co-workers and bosses. Eventually a bespectacled character named Dilbert emerged from the doodles. In 1988 Adams mailed some sample comic strips featuring Dilbert to the major cartoon syndicates. United Feature Syndicate plucked Dilbert out of thousands of submissions received that year and offered Adams a contract. Dilbert launched in about 50 newspapers in 1989.

Adams continued his day job at Pacific Bell until 1995, drawing Dilbert at 5 a.m. everyday before work. Now Adams devotes his entire day (and much of the evening) to Dilbert, including speaking, writing, doing interviews, designing licensed products and answering hundreds of e-mail messages per day. He owns two restaurants and is CEO of Scott Adams Foods, Inc., a vegetarian food company.

More than 20 million Dilbert books and calendars have been sold to date, and more than half of Adams' books have made The New York Times best-seller list. Among these publications are 21 comic strip reprint collections published by Andrews McMeel. The Dilbert Principle (HarperCollins, 1996), Adams' first full-length hardcover book, has sold more than 1.5 million copies.

Adams was born and raised in Windham, New York, in the Catskill Mountains. He has lived and worked in California since 1979. He holds a B.A. in economics from Hartwick College, Oneonta New York, and an MBA from the University of California at Berkeley. He's also a certified hypnotist.

Scott Adams Videos

  • What is Better Than Passion? - Scott Adams - YouTube
  • Scott Adams Keynote Connect2014 - YouTube
  • Keynote: Scott Adams, creator of Dilbert - YouTube

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    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Scott Adams for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers. Fill out a booking request form for Scott Adams, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Scott Adams or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • How much does it cost to book Scott Adams?
    Booking fees for Scott Adams, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies according to the circumstances, including the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. Speaker fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Scott Adams, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for Scott Adams?
    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Scott Adams for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Scott Adams for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?
    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Scott Adams or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Scott Adams or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

Scott Adams is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book Scott Adams for your event is $50,000 - $100,000. Scott Adams generally travels from Pleasanton, CA, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Ben Stein, Dave Barry, Bill Maher, Ken Burns and Peter Aiken. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Scott Adams for an upcoming event.

Scott Adams Speaker Videos

  • What is Better Than Passion? - Scott Adams - YouTube
    Scott Adams Keynote Connect2014 - YouTube
  • Keynote: Scott Adams, creator of Dilbert - YouTube
    Dilbert Creator Scott Adams on Predicting Trump Winning in a ...
  • Scott Adams of Dilbert on Trump's Genius - YouTube
    Trump's Tactics and Hillary's Persuasion Game (Scott Adams ...

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