Okay, I know some people think I’m crazy, but it’s wild how my hare-brained ideas keep coming true. Our book, Plague of Corruption, was originally scheduled to appear on November 5, 2019, the same day as the new Scott Adams book and one by Donald Trump, Jr.
In what I thought was a joking fashion, I said my goal was to beat the number of Amazon reviews for Scott Adams and Donald Trump, Jr. Did I expect to do it? Not really.
But even though our book’s publication date got pushed to April 14, 2020, it quickly blew past the Scott Adams book, Loserthink: How Untrained Brains Are Ruining America. That book, as of Friday, January 29, 2021, has 1,155 Amazon reviews.
By comparison, Plague of Corruption, now has 5,805 Amazon reviews.
Let’s talk about how monumental it is to beat Scott Adams. His Dilbert comic strip killed an entire industry of management books promoting dumb ideas. Even Elon Musk is reported at staff meetings to tell his employees, “Don’t do something so stupid it’s going to end up in a Dilbert comic strip.” Add that to the fact that his Dilbert comic strip became a television series for two years on the WB Network and he transitioned into writing best-selling books, so that his net worth is now estimated to be around $75 million dollars.
Scott Adams got his ass handed to him by a middle-school science teacher. (That’s probably why he’s refused to have me on his Coffee with Scott Adams morning podcast, even though I’ve asked several times!)