I think ‘Dilbert’ will remain popular as long as employees are frustrated and they fear the consequences of complaining too loudly. ‘Dilbert’ is the designated voice of discontent for the workplace. I never planned it that way. It just happened.
Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes. Art is knowing which ones to keep.
Most success springs from an obstacle or failure. I became a cartoonist largely because I failed in my goal of becoming a successful executive.
The only risk of failure is promotion.
Informed decision-making comes from a long tradition of guessing and then blaming others for inadequate results.
Remind people that profit is the difference between revenue and expense. This makes you look smart.
In less enlightened times the best way to impress women was to own a hot car. But women wised up and realized it was better to buy their own hot cars so they wouldn’t have to ride around with jerks.
Some of my best friends are Venture Capitalists but let’s face it a hamster with Alzheimer’s could make those kind of numbers. It’s great work if you can get it.
The best plan now is to have as many bosses as possible. I call it boss diversity. If you work for a company and you have one boss and that boss doesn’t like you or wants to get rid of you you’re in trouble. But if you work for yourself you have lots of bosses who are your customers and if a few of them decide they don’t like you that’s okay.
The best things in life are silly.
Work is like the rest of life. The best parts are free.
Home is pretty utopian.
Obviously there’s not much options when you’re a cartoonist – you pretty much either work at home or rent an office I guess and working at home just seems easier.