People: Oct. 21, 1996

ADAMS' FAMILY'S VALUES

Many people think SCOTT ADAMS is Dilbert, the cartoon champ of mismanaged corporate employees. But in lots of ways the artist-writer is closer to Dogbert, Dilbert's power-mad canine, whose Dogbert's Top Secret Management Handbook is out this month. Both of them want to change the world. Dogbert aims to do it by training managers to avoid making decisions, calling more meetings and destroying employee morale. Adams, having conquered the cartoon world--his strip is in three-quarters of America's daily newspapers, and his first book, The Dilbert Principle, sold 1.2 million copies--is working on a cheap nutritional food to end...

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