When Hugh MacLeod was a struggling young copywriter living in a YMCA, he started to doodle on the backs of business cards while sitting at a bar. Those cartoons eventually led to a popular blog - gapingvoid.com - and a reputation for pithy insight and humor, in both words and pictures.
MacLeod has opinions on everything from marketing to the meaning of life, but one of his main subjects is creativity. How do new ideas emerge in a cynical, risk-averse world? Where does inspiration come from? What does it take to make a living as a creative person?
Ignore Everybody expands on MacLeod's sharpest insights, wittiest cartoons, and most useful advice. For example:
After learning MacLeod's 40 keys to creativity, you will be ready to unlock your own brilliance and unleash it on the world.
©2009 Hugh MacLeod; (P)2009 Tantor
Original insights as opposed to rehashing maxims.
Boasting. Conceit. Bragging. Empty advice.
Ignore Hugh MacLeod.
I love the humor of Hugh MacLeod but the narrator's goofy style distracts to make the book almost painful. I'll buy the e-book or paper version and so should you.
Reader embellishes too much, but great content. Would have enjoyed a slightly straighter narrator, it's a bit overdone and silly in a not really funny way.
If you enjoy listening to someone complain about everything creative for a couple hours, this book is for you.
Based on the experience I had with this book I probably would not be interested in reading anything else by Hugh MacLeod. There were moments of good idvice, but the overall bad attitude with which he presents it simply turned me off.
I think the performance of the reader was very well done. It sounded like he captured the spirit of the author very well.
The narration was so over-the-top dramatic that it distracted me from the message. Got so irritated, I quit listening, even though I still wanted to hear what the author had to say.
In the future, I'm reading reviews first and choosing books read by the author.
The first 3 keys are worth reading, the rest are more of an encouragement to start a blog- there are really 28 keys, after the 28th key is just filling the space
the book is ok, I'm just not sure if the author is qualified to write a book on creativity , just because his blog got lucky - anyways the author did motivate me in starting my own blog - added a start for that
I think this book has some of the best advice out there. It's not your typical X + Y = Z book. Hugh MacLeod offers us an unique viewpoint into how to manage your creativity, while still functioning as a normal human being. This should be on your must read list if you are a creative looking for your path to success.
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