One of the perks of being unemployed is that you actually have time for a few things that you didn`t really have time for before… like reading books for instance, so that`s what I`m doing… well one of the things I`m doing – looking for work is another one ;) One book I read a couple of days ago was Hugh MacLeod`s upcoming “Ignore Everybody” of which I had received an advance copy thanks to Hugh and the fine people at Penguin Group.
Long time ago – while reading something on Hugh`s blog – I stumbled onto a series of posts/writings that were all tagged with “How to be creative”. It was a good read, so finding out it the content was also available on a free PDF on changethis.com made it even better. More than 1 million downloads don`t lie of course, I still have a printed copy of that PDF right here. When Hugh mentioned he got a book deal on this which involved writing some extra chapters I was a bit sceptical though. I totally loved the series but all of that stuff had come about quite organically, there`s a difference when you write things when you think about them basically whenever you feel like it… or when you have to write chapters for a book. Hugh proved me wrong about being sceptical, there`s now way you could tell which chapters where there first or which ones are new, the book is rock solid. It`s an easy read in the typical style of Hugh MacLeod – unique, smart and funny – and with a good dose of cartoons in them. My favorite one in the book? Especially while jobhunting… is this one (from 2006):
So pre-order the book now, you won`t regret.
Great post – I completely missed the .pdf being available so I just treated myself to the Amazon pre-order. After ordering I always try to forget about the whole thing as quickly as I can – since Amazon usually takes ages to get this to my doorstep, it always feels like a surprise present once it arrives – good stuff :)
By the way: “One of the perks of being unemployed is that you actually have time for a few things that you didn`t really have time for before…” Ahum. This is, er…, your first blogpost in, what, 17 days? Keep ’em coming mate :D
Great read tthankyou