Should You Relearn How To Think? Scott Adams Provides His Take

Loserthink Book Review

Scott Adams, the creator of Dilbert, has a new book, Loserthink: How Untrained Brains Are Ruining America. His last book, Win Bigly, was a New York Times bestseller. Will his book, “Loserthink” which we review here, become his next?

Loserthink Book Review

Unproductive ways of thinking that lock people in their own reality. In which they are right and everyone else is wrong. Getting people to think past their differences is a daunting task these days, but Adams takes it on full-force in “Loserthink.”

What is Loserthink?




They tweak our emotions daily and push our buttons.

Measure with precision what drive clicks.

Once their side is locked in a bubble of limited thinking, they have them as their loyal viewers.

How The News Media Drives Loserthink?

We all need to learn to think in diverse ways that are outside of our own field and experience. In "Loserthink," Adams makes a quick connection and takes you on a magnificent ride in which you discover simple things you can do to make your life better.

How Loserthink Will Help You


Unproductive Thinking

The gist of "Loserthink," is how to sample thinking from multiple professional streams. From psychologists and engineers, to leaders and economists, Adams provides us with the best ways in which they think. Think like an engineer.

Or Loserthink

A chapter on "Thinking like a psychologist" introduces us to the "mind reading illusion." We are terrible at reading other people's minds. But the illusion fools us into thinking we are good at it. So, we routinely mischaracterize what others.

The Mind Reading Illusion In


If your opinion depends on reliably knowing another person's inner thoughts, you might be experiencing loserthink.”

– Scott Adams, in "Loserthink: How Untrained Brains Are Ruining America

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Adams' book is highly recommended for managers in the workplace and future leaders. If we are willing to take stock of our own shortcomings in how we reason, we can start the process of breaking free.

Reasons To Read Loserthink

could not have come at a more timely point given our current age of political division. If many heed Adams' advice in "Loserthink," we might just be able to see the light of a new morning in America shining through.


Categories: Business; Personal Growth; Humor. Portfolio/Penguin, 2019. 256 pages.

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Loserthink: How Untrained Brains Are Ruining America By Scott Adams

Our Rating: 5 of 5 Stars


Shaun is an influencing expert and pharmaceutical development leader. He writes on the topics of influence and persuasion, and develops next generation drugs in human pharma by advising international pharmaceutical CROs and CMOs.