Scott Adams on Donald Trump’s “talent stack”: the best I’ve seen!

This is a wonderful interview as one of the comments mentioned – Peter Robinson asked great questions and got out of the way while Scott Adams said his piece. The thing about the talent stack is to have skills and talents that combine effectively. So  you don’t have to be the best at anything, you just have to be top class in a lot of things that work well in your field.

Shot in 2017 Scott Adams was optimistic about acceptance of Trump after the initial shock wore off although he said there could have been riots in the streets because his opponents were so desperate to discredit him.

He was prepared to punt and say that there was a sporting chance that Trump could bring about some fundamental improvements. He also thought the Democrats were so obsessed with getting rid of Trump that they had stopped thinking about policy.

This came up on the screen towards the end of the interview. Trump was on the  money then, and that was before the riots in the streets.

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29 Responses to Scott Adams on Donald Trump’s “talent stack”: the best I’ve seen!

  1. Herodotus

    But now it needs an avalanche of voters, not a commentator or three.
    If they don’t get both houses and Trump returned, it’s a problem.

  2. Alain

    I’m a bit pessimistic, i think it will be a slow burn to destruction. I hope Trump wins and starts ramping things up but it seems the West is getting to the end of its wick.
    People in the west (and this includes me) don’t have the passion or the fire to fight and why would they.

  3. Judge Dredd

    Scott Adams likes the sound of his own inner voice. He is not really a good authority of why Trump is a great president.

  4. *Talent stack*

    …and I have tuned out.

  5. The Beer Whisperer

    Talent stack is just a term Adams has invented for something we already knew – that we need a range of skills to move beyond our specialty. He’s essentially right, and it’s good advice for young people. It’s also especially pertinent for politicians, who don’t want to hear that their imagined superior intelligence doesn’t equate to superior decision making.

  6. Nob

    we need a range of skills to move beyond our specialty

    That part’s true.

    Look around at successful businesses and you’ll see specialist operators working for generalist bosses.

  7. Tom

    People in the west (and this includes me) don’t have the passion or the fire to fight and why would they.

    If our way of life was replaced by a Marxist totalitarian dictatorship, with all its misery and poverty, I’m tipping you and me would both become passionate revolutionaries fighting for the restoration of freedom, civilisation and democracy.

    Death would be better than living under the jackboot of the soyboy fascist left. Imagine being ruled by the dumbest people ever born. No thanks.

  8. Louis Litt

    Tom and others – FFS-;fascists are well groomed individuals who have real jobs and love their country. Commies are people who walk around like a crumpled up roll your own cigarette, have no skills, Saturday night hang around street corners calling out socialist alliance and hate their own people and in general all people.

  9. Iampeter

    If our way of life was replaced by a Marxist totalitarian dictatorship, with all its misery and poverty, I’m tipping you and me would both become passionate revolutionaries fighting for the restoration of freedom, civilisation and democracy.

    If you support Donald Trump then you don’t support “freedom, civilisation and democracy” anyway.
    Also, America is not a democracy, it’s a republic. The issue is not lacking the passion to fight, it’s lacking of important knowledge.

    Shot in 2017 Scott Adams was optimistic about acceptance of Trump after the initial shock wore off although he said there could have been riots in the streets because his opponents were so desperate to discredit him.

    It doesn’t matter. We’re in 2020. This ignores the fact that Trump’s first term has been an unmitigated disaster, basically a third Obama term only more brazenly corrupt.
    It’s interesting how many conservatives are still stuck in 2017 trying to avoid dealing with reality and what is effectively the end of conservatism and good riddance.
    Not to mention the ongoing fantasy about there being any good leadership/skills in this Presidency.

    Here’s a long read detailing how the Trump Presidency was always destined to be a disaster and how no one in this administration knows what they are doing.

  10. mh

    Now Iampeter links to The Guardian lol

    We see you!

  11. Rafe Champion

    A remarkable number of mean-spirited comments on Trumpie and Scott Adams!

  12. Rebel with cause

    I always thought that talent stack was a neat way of explaining that being halfway decent at a bunch of things is often more valuable than being really good at one specific thing. It’s one of those concepts that makes intuitive sense once pointed out but often does not occur naturally to people.

    Adams could have just stayed silent but he has pushed back in his own way against leftist thinking and deserves some respect for that.

  13. Maj

    A remarkable number of mean-spirited comments on Trumpie and Scott Adams!

    They will be back on the Trumptrain on November 4, shouting that they believed all along President Trump would win.

  14. Judge Dredd

    A remarkable number of mean-spirited comments on Trumpie and Scott Adams!

    Trump is fine, but Scott Adams is wrong on lots of things and seems to get very caught up in his own measure of how well he can lay down a persuasive argument. I am guessing he stands for nothing truly important, without a true moral direction, as noted by his recent tweet about pulling down “white Jesus” statues. His views are typical of atheists.

  15. Tom

    A remarkable number of mean-spirited comments on Trumpie and Scott Adams!

    You’re a good man, Rafe Champion, and well-educated, too, which makes it difficult to understand the evil of 21st century leftism:

    1. Leftards are the stupidest people ever born, to whom rational thought is the central enemy. Facts are trumped by childish emotion.
    2. Arguments aren’t won or lost on merit, but by sleight of hand. In order to “subvert the dominant paradigm”, the objective of 21st century leftism is deception.
    3. Nothing matters but victory for the leftard tribe and, if you are not a member of the tribe, you will be doxxed, humiliated, sacked or physically attacked.

    In order to be a leftard troll online, you are not only required to be a loudmouth knowall, but to be utterly committed to the principles of modern leftism outlined above (#1, #2, 3#). For example, Iampeter specialises in #2.

    Hope that helps.

  16. Iampeter

    Now Iampeter links to The Guardian lol
    We see you!

    You don’t see anything and don’t want to. That’s the whole problem.
    For example, you support Trump, but you oppose The Guardian? Why? Because it’s “left wing,” or something?
    Stick to InfoWars, mate.

  17. Iampeter

    @Tom, I never get tired of politically illiterate leftists, like Trump supporters, accusing me of being a “leftard troll.” Only conservatives can call someone who is consistently pro-capitalism and individualism a “leftard troll.”

    It’s like you don’t know what ANY words mean or have any idea what you’re talking about.

  18. Iampeter

    A remarkable number of mean-spirited comments on Trumpie and Scott Adams!

    No, Rafe. Mean-spirited comments are like the ones from mh and Tom.

  19. Judge Dredd

    For example, you support Trump, but you oppose The Guardian? Why? Because it’s “left wing,” or something?

    Yes, yes and yes.
    Left equals wickedness. There’s a reason why “left” is “sinistram” in Latin. It’s full of wickedness and paves the way to hell. This has been known for thousands of years.

  20. Iampeter

    Yes, yes and yes.
    Left equals wickedness. There’s a reason why “left” is “sinistram” in Latin. It’s full of wickedness and paves the way to hell. This has been known for thousands of years.

    Right, but then how do you reconcile this with supporting Trump?
    Or do you simply not thing that an authoritarian thug wannabee – who flaunts the rule of law, who is brazenly corrupt enough to make a Clinton blush, who has greatly expanded the welfare and regulatory state, bringing back some of the most old-school and discredited democrat positions, like tariffs – is left wing?

  21. Kneel

    “Right, but then how do you reconcile this with supporting Trump?
    Or do you simply not thing that an authoritarian thug wannabee – who flaunts the rule of law, who is brazenly corrupt enough to make a Clinton blush, who has greatly expanded the welfare and regulatory state, bringing back some of the most old-school and discredited democrat positions, like tariffs – is left wing?”

    DJT could have killed the Muller/Spygate investigations, but didn’t – he let them run and let them expose the lies they told all by themselves – doesn’t sound like “flaunting” the rule of law to me.

    DJT reduced regulations – “2 removed for every new one” etc – doesn’t sound like “expanding the regulatory state” to me.

    DJT was and is happy to trade with everyone, but insists that a “free trade” agreement does not disadvantage the US to the benefit of it’s trading partners. Essentially, he wants to “mirror” tariffs etc that other countries have/use. Sounds fair and reasonable to me.

    Nothing would make HRC blush – when she and her president husband left the WH, she STOLE items given to the US president, which are the property of the office of president, not the president him(her)self. When WH staff explained this, she went tropo and took them anyway! HRC as sec-state sold a large part of US strategic uranium reserves to a Russian – coincidentally, just after said Russian “donated” millions to the Klinton Krime Kartel’s “charity”. Now that’s “brazen corruption”!

    DJT got US companies back in the US and US workers back to work – despite Obummer saying such jobs were “not coming back”.

    DJT wanted a non-political VA boss, so tried to put the WH doctor of 12+ years in the job – deep state objected and slimed him, even Democrat politicians that knew him were shocked at the obvious lies the deep state told about him.

    DJT wanted Mike Flynn – a 3 star general with decades of impeccable service who was focused on getting intel to where it would save lives in the field – as his intelligence boss. FBI, CIA and other TLA’s, along with Obummer, Biden, Rice et al, set Flynn up, then lied to the American people and the courts about what happened. They knew he knew where the skeletons were and didn’t want him blabbing to DJT and/or the media.

    DJT appointed a black man to oversee the recovery of distressed areas of the US by using such things as tax breaks, cheap loans etc to encourage enterprises to invest in such areas, which long term pulls them back up to where they used to be and long term reduces the requirement for welfare.

    As I’ve said to you before, it may not be the desired end-point, but it is certainly getting on that track. GovCo moves slowly, so one needs lots of patience to undo years of progressive crap choking the US ( and here, for that matter ). But there’s no “gray” areas for you, is there? It’s total libertarian or it’s left-wing as far as you are concerned. Reality is different – check it out sometime, you might like it!

  22. Judge Dredd

    I have no problems specifically with tariffs, as I think global trade is very bad. I have a strong nationalist position which aligns more with Trump than the Dems. Trump has a lot of faults, and he won’t stop the US slide into a break up, but it would be quicker with the Dems in charge who are orders of magnitude more corrupt.
    I also don’t have a concern with a good level of authoritarianism (as long as it is centered on Christianity), I don’t think it has gone far enough. Trump has been too weak I think on a number of topics, eg. Immigration.
    On welfare and regulation – removing most of what’s in place is needed, Trump needs to do better here also.
    Overall there is no savior who will come and “put things right” that ship has sailed long ago for the US.

  23. Fisky

    Too bad HR skills aren’t part of DJT’s talent stack, because he’s hired some real shockers in the past three years.

  24. Infidel Tiger King

    Too bad HR skills aren’t part of DJT’s talent stack, because he’s hired some real shockers in the past three years.

    Getting rid of Bannon and installing Parscale is going to turn out to be the biggest mistake in American history, since they illegally left the Crown.

  25. Iampeter

    I have no problems specifically with tariffs, as I think global trade is very bad. I have a strong nationalist position which aligns more with Trump than the Dems. Trump has a lot of faults, and he won’t stop the US slide into a break up, but it would be quicker with the Dems in charge who are orders of magnitude more corrupt.
    I also don’t have a concern with a good level of authoritarianism (as long as it is centered on Christianity), I don’t think it has gone far enough. Trump has been too weak I think on a number of topics, eg. Immigration.
    On welfare and regulation – removing most of what’s in place is needed, Trump needs to do better here also.
    Overall there is no savior who will come and “put things right” that ship has sailed long ago for the US.

    Phew! Good thing you didn’t do something crazy like support individual rights and capitalism on Australia’s Leading Centre-Right Blog. Then you’d be a called a “leftard troll.”

    Getting rid of Bannon and installing Parscale is going to turn out to be the biggest mistake in American history, since they illegally left the Crown.

    Totally, brah *bong hit* ….*coughs* … also … *cough* … what’s up with him not hiring Alex Jones?
    Like, he should totally be, like, State of Secretary, am I rite? Brah?
    We’re talkin’ politics, brah.

  26. Looks as though the Democrat Pollsters still haven’t learnt from their monumental debacle in 2016 in trying to pick/falsify the Presidential Polls. The recent POTUS Polling by Harvard-Harris has China Joe 12 points in front? However on inspection of their methodology, the 1,886 registered voters were adjusted to create the following demographics:
    Democrats: 34%
    Independents: 33%
    GOP: 22%

    If you believe that 22% of all voters nationwide are Republican, then the poll is accurate. If not, let the Democrats have a strong sense of overconfidence before the biggest electoral wipe out in history for them!

  27. Tim Neilson

    DJT reduced regulations – “2 removed for every new one” etc – doesn’t sound like “expanding the regulatory state” to me.

    Correct, Kneel.

    But Iamashiteater is too conceited stupid and ignorant to understand that.
    A while go he announced that Trump couldn’t have reduced regulation because no Bill had been introduced to Congress.
    When it was pointed out that repealing regulations didn’t require a Bill to be passed by Congress he just went into a trouser-soiling emotionally incontinent meltdown, and he’s expunged that knowledge from his consciousness so that he can continue to include deregulation in his unhinged TDS rants.

  28. Iampeter

    A while go he announced that Trump couldn’t have reduced regulation because no Bill had been introduced to Congress.

    Yep, that’s correct.
    He has only introduced regulations by executive order and also failed to veto a single spending bill, making his presidency not only one of the most regulatory, but also the one that has breached all previous established spending records in pretty much all of human history.
    And his first term isn’t even over.

    Not sure why you’d state facts that support my position in the tone of an argument, but then you are Tim Neilson.

  29. Kneel

    “He has only introduced regulations by executive order…”

    Removing two for every new one was the EO. That’s a reduction in regulations, not an increase. It’s also the only way any president of the USA can change regulations directly – IOW, Obama’s increase in regulation was carried out in the exact same way, by EO.

    “… and also failed to veto a single spending bill…”

    That’s false.
    He vetoed the initial Democrat “corona virus stimulus package” bill, because it included all sorts of “woke” crap that had nothing to do with reparations for imposed restrictions. Sure, in the end he compromised, but that’s the nature of politics – the other side had to compromise too, and that’s the price both sides had to pay.

    As for the spending itself, I was under the impression that you supported equality under the law. In which case, destruction of a legal business should result in compensation from those imposing the destruction to those who suffered it, and GovCo shouldn’t get a free pass on this any more or less than any other entity. And offering such compensation in good faith before legal action would result in less overall expenditure anyway, which seems prudent.

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