In 2002, I joined Audible and began binging on Audiobooks. We had recently moved to a new house which tripled my commute to 30 minutes, so I retasked the 15″ woofers in my 16 year old little truck to the spoken word. I felt like I was making the most of my car time, and was selective enough that I enjoyed most of what I was reading.… Read more
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Last Thursday, I pulled a bulky envelope from my mailbox, happy to peel back the flap and find David Spark’s new book, Mac at Work (paperback | Kindle). David graciously offered to send me a copy for review a few months ago and I’ve been anticipating it’s arrival. By the time I crawled in bed, I’d skimmed* or intently read every one of the 368 pages.… Read more
I would like to think of us as friends. I read lots of books, and most of them I purchase so I can mark them up and revisit them. Several of you have been kind enough to send me free books to review. That’s neat, especially when they are books that interest me.… Read more
With a title like Making Ideas Happen, I expected Scott Belsky’s first book would be of great interest to me, and many other Creativityist regulars as well. Belsky is the founder of Behance and the 99%, a conference built around helping creative people execute their ideas.
In the opening chapter, Belsky sums up the content of the book this way:
Far from being some stroke of creative genius, this capacity to make ideas happen can be developed by anyone.
This post is the first in what will probably maybe hopefully be a series of reflections on The War of Art by Steven Pressfield.
Ignore Everybody is written as a collection of 40 essays and reflections on life as a creative. I found them to be inspiring, challenging, and encouraging.… Read more
As I mentioned last week, today we are a stop for the Post2Post book tour. The featured book is Problem Solving 101: A Simple Book for Smart People, by Ken Watnabe.
I imagine Merlin Mann has helped sell quite a few copies of The Creative Habit, but his is one of many recommendations I’ve had for this book. Maybe it’s been recommended to you many times as well. Let me add another to the list.
Twyla Tharp is a career creative who has spent decades choreographing.… Read more