Ebook, 224 Pages
By: Austin Kleon
Rating: 🌟🌟🌟 🌟
I saw this book while watching a Youtube channel and I was curious to what is it about. I am just a person who struggles with self-confidence and don’t like to show off things I do so the title just felt like a slap to the face!
The good thing is that book was surprisingly about writing and authors too, in addition to art, business and all kind of stuff. The book is easily read within one hour but I think it kind of motivated me to be afraid less and be proud more of what I do. The book won’t drastically change my life and most of the things it mentions are logical things but it was kind of good to read these things!
The book uses examples and points and drawings which make it very digestible and fun to read! I Hope I do apply some of the things I learned here.
Ebook, 160 Pages
By: Austin Kleon
I love how after I finished Kleon’s other book, I wanted to check out more of his works, and then found out that this book is his most famous work! I also like the fact that his book titles sound like a click bait but after reading them you will realize that they are accurate.
The book does not encourage stealing or plagiarism and I found out that I have been stealing like an artist for a long period of time, the point is that most things have been done or said so you take a bit from everywhere, add your own touch and voila, you are a new artist now! The book had many great quotes from many different people! I have been applying this in medicine, in school, in reviews and in almost everything I do.
The book is easy to read, uses drawings and bullet points which makes it fun! This is the author’s style in this series of books and I recommend reading them if you have an extra hour of time that you would like to kill!
Ebook, 88 Pages
By: Derek Sivers
This is a very short review because the book was short. The book has 40 lessons on entrepreneurship and these were unusual, out of the box lessons which I really enjoyed. Personally, I do enjoy reading non-fiction but I usually find the advice given in these books to be very logical. The beautiful thing about this book is that it was really unconventional. The lessons and the way the author speaks just captured my attention.
The author tells his story with the CD baby company and the challenges and obstacles he had to face. I really thought that the author was lucky at many points but also smart so it was a perfect mix of both. I don’t think it gave me the answers to start a business but rather it provided some knowledge to maintain one. It was a short read anyway and I do recommend it for anyone interested in business and entrepreneur books!!