Ignore Everybody: and 39 Other Keys to Creativity Kindle

Ignore Everybody: and 39 Other Keys to Creativity Kindle
  • Hardcover
  • 159 pages
  • Ignore Everybody: and 39 Other Keys to Creativity
  • Hugh MacLeod
  • English
  • 09 April 2017
  • 159184259X

Ignore Everybody: and 39 Other Keys to Creativity➿ [Download] ➽ Ignore Everybody: and 39 Other Keys to Creativity By Hugh MacLeod ➵ – Essayreview.co.uk 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 gapingv When Hugh MacLeod was a struggling young and 39 ePUB ¹ copywriter living in a YMCA, he started to doodle on the backs of business Ignore Everybody: PDF/EPUB ² cards while sitting at a bar Those cartoons eventually led to a popular blog gapingvoid and a reputation for pithy insight and Everybody: and 39 PDF/EPUB ✓ humor, in both words and picturesMacLeod has opinions on everything from marketing to the meaning of life, but one of his main.


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10 thoughts on “Ignore Everybody: and 39 Other Keys to Creativity

  1. says:

    I checked this out because I enjoyed the original Gaping Void post I also lent it to my mother, a Seth Godin fan who d heard Godin rave about it We re both writers I m a newbie, but Mom earns six figures with her writing Creativity is vital to what we do, and we represent both ends of the experience spectrum.Neither of us cared for this book.I made it through the whole thing if nothing else, it s a fast read , but Mom handed it back halfway through She said that the advice seemed to state I checked this out because I enjoyed the original Gaping Void post I also lent it to my mother, a Seth Godin fan who d heard Godin rave about it We re both writers I m a newbie, but Mom earns six figures with her writing Creativity is vital to what we do, and we represent both ends of the experience spectrum.Neither of us cared for this book.I made it through the whole thing if nothing else, it s a fast read , but Mom handed it back halfway through She said that the advice seemed to state the obvious agreed , and she felt like in each chapter, the author merely repeated a point fifty different ways, instead of building a case for it ditto Also, the author contradicts himself ignore everybody, except for some people keep your day job, but don t turn into a burnout wage slave money doesn t matter, except when it does Nuanced thinking is great, but it shouldn t muddy the message.In the end, it s a blog post on steroids, and that s not good enough for a 24 hardcover book The whole book can be reduced to pithy one liners some contradictory , and I expectfrom print.I wasn t crazy about the author s persona, either Seth Godin defended MacLeod s profanity sex references as brave, but they seemed superfluous The condescension MacLeod directed at certain ex colleagues friends also rankled He draws cartoons on the back of business cards You d think he d know better than to make harsh judgments on people s lives careers based on a lunch or chance encounter at a bar.So, yeah Not my favorite Similar work that I founduseful Stephen King s On Writing, Ira Glass on Storytelling available on YouTube John Gardener s On Becoming a Novelist caustic, but smart some of Daniel Pink s work

  2. says:

    The premise of this book is simple a self important cartoonist with mediocre drawing skills rants about how awesome he is for 150 pages.Just because he likes to draw badly on the back of business cards doesn t give him a free pass to write a watered down, uninspired perpetual blog post advising creative types when he does barely fits in the category himself.There are a few lines of good advice here and there, but they are overshadowed by his repetitive internal ramblings about himself and his The premise of this book is simple a self important cartoonist with mediocre drawing skills rants about how awesome he is for 150 pages.Just because he likes to draw badly on the back of business cards doesn t give him a free pass to write a watered down, uninspired perpetual blog post advising creative types when he does barely fits in the category himself.There are a few lines of good advice here and there, but they are overshadowed by his repetitive internal ramblings about himself and his supercreativeandridiculoslygamechanging idea of drawing cartoons on a smaller scale This book is light, unsubstantial, and hardly worth your time.Read The Accidental Creative How to be brilliant at a moment s notice by Todd Henry instead.That s a creativity how to guide done right And it goes without the overflowing condescension and sexual references that ignore everybody is known for

  3. says:

    Pretty good stuff for such a short book The 40 Keys 1 Ignore everybody.2 The idea doesn t have to be big, it just has to be yours.3 Put the hours in Time, effort, and stamina are why 99% people don t complete anything.4 Good ideas have lonely childhoods.5 If your business plan involves being discovered by some big shot, your plan will probably fail.6 You are responsible for your own experience.7 Everyone is born creative Everyone was given cra Pretty good stuff for such a short book The 40 Keys 1 Ignore everybody.2 The idea doesn t have to be big, it just has to be yours.3 Put the hours in Time, effort, and stamina are why 99% people don t complete anything.4 Good ideas have lonely childhoods.5 If your business plan involves being discovered by some big shot, your plan will probably fail.6 You are responsible for your own experience.7 Everyone is born creative Everyone was given crayons when they were little, but then they were taken away One day, you want those crayons back.8 Keep your day job.9 Companies squelching creativity can no longer compete with companies fostering creativity.10 Everybody has their own private Mount Everest they were put on this earth to climb.11 Thetalented someone is, the less they need the props Dump the fancy equipment workon your talent.12 Don t try to stand out from the crowd avoid the crowd altogether All existing business models are wrong Find a new one.13 If you accept the pain, it cannot hurt you.14 Never compare your inside with somebody else s outside.15 Dying young is overrated Don t do drugs and alcohol It s really stupid.16 With success, learn where to draw the line between what you are willing to do vs what you are not.17 The world is changing Be aware and change with it Make sure you have a few good people whom you can trust Avoid those who play it safe they are extinction.18 Merit can be purchased passion can t The only people who can change the world are people who want to and not everyone wants to 19 Avoid the water cooler gang All they do is complain.20 Sing in your own voice It doesn t matter how bad or good it is Time waits for no one, so don t make excuses Just get on with it.21 The choice of medium is irrelevant Just do it 22 It s harder to sell out if nobody has bought in Just do your thing Diluting your product to satisfy the masses will just make the product cheesier 23 Nobody cares Do it for you.24 Worrying about commercial vs artistic craft is a waste of time 25 Don t worry about finding inspiration It comes eventually In fact, inspiration comes AFTER you start the boring scut work, and when you least expect it.26 You have to find your own style A Picasso always looks like a Picasso, and Pollack found his thing with splattered paint It s not the format that made their art great it s when the artist found his own voice immersed in a particular area So find your signature style Put your whole self into it, and you will surely find that voice.27 Write from the heart There is no silver bullet There is only the love God gave you.28 The best way to get approval is to not need it 29 Power is never given, but always taken People who are ready give off a different vibe than people who are not Animals can smell fear and the lack thereof It s not about becoming, it s about doing The future belongs to the geeks nobody else wants it 30 Whatever choice you make, the devil gets his due eventually Selling out has its price but not selling out has its price, too Warhol sold out quite nicely, which didn t diminish his value as an artist one bit.31 The hardest part of being creative is getting used to it I no longer have feelings I used to have them, but then I got scared of being poor 32 Remain frugal.33 Allow your work to grow with you Time goes by fast, make sure you have something visible to show for it 34 Being poor sucks Young people underestimate how competitive the world is and how important money is and the world punishes them hard for this.35 Beware of turning hobbies into jobs Ensure that job makes money 36 Enjoy obscurity while it lasts.37 Start v blogging Repeat in multiple languages 38 Meaning scales, people don t The size of the endeavor doesn t matter, just so long as it means something to you.39 When your dreams become reality, they re no longer your dreams Make sure your destiny is worth the cost Produce work that you are proud of makes you a good living makes you exceed your limits gives people a lot of joy and value40 None of this is rocket science Work hard Keep at it Live simply and quietly Remain humble Stay positive Create your own luck Be nice and polite Enrich, simplify, repeat

  4. says:

    I hate this book and I hate myself for finishing it.Evidently somebody um, somebody named Seth Godin told this guy who blogs poorly drawn, unimaginatively written cartoons that he s such a success and creative genius that he should write a how to book on beinglike him Luckily for me he didn t have much to say so he used a lot of space putting in crappy cartoons making it a mercifully short read.His whole schtick is that his comic strips fit on the backs of business cards I don t get it I hate this book and I hate myself for finishing it.Evidently somebody um, somebody named Seth Godin told this guy who blogs poorly drawn, unimaginatively written cartoons that he s such a success and creative genius that he should write a how to book on beinglike him Luckily for me he didn t have much to say so he used a lot of space putting in crappy cartoons making it a mercifully short read.His whole schtick is that his comic strips fit on the backs of business cards I don t get it Garfield isn t such a comedic genius of a cat because the shape of his cell is squarehe s awesome because he hates Mondays so much Anywaste, lots of don t give up and you ll one day have an idea as good as mine and people told me a long time ago that I should do something with my brilliant comics and I could have been waysuccessful but I decided not to sell out to the man and keep my day job even though I m so prosperous I don t need to work Bitter cartoons Self congratulation Writing that sucks instead of being awesome.What a tool.This book only gets 1 star because I can t give it fewer

  5. says:

    I enjoyed MacLeod s writing, and find his cartoons witty and just in my favorite kind of humor I mean, quite a few are misogynistic, too, but still, I wish I d read them before I got married so I d known what I was getting into.Not a deep read, but an entertaining one I enjoyed MacLeod s writing, and find his cartoons witty and just in my favorite kind of humor I mean, quite a few are misogynistic, too, but still, I wish I d read them before I got married so I d known what I was getting into.Not a deep read, but an entertaining one

  6. says:

    Hugh s writing really resonates with me The price of being a sheep is boredom.The price of being a wolf is loneliness.Choose one or the other with great care.Please go to bed with me 2.0Big offers are a good thing, but personal sovereignty matters a whole lotover the long run.If you accept the pain, it cannot hurt you.The pain of making the necessary sacrifices always hurtsthan you think it s going to.I know It sucks That said, doing something seriously creative is one of the most Hugh s writing really resonates with me The price of being a sheep is boredom.The price of being a wolf is loneliness.Choose one or the other with great care.Please go to bed with me 2.0Big offers are a good thing, but personal sovereignty matters a whole lotover the long run.If you accept the pain, it cannot hurt you.The pain of making the necessary sacrifices always hurtsthan you think it s going to.I know It sucks That said, doing something seriously creative is one of the most amazing experiences one can have in this lifetime If you can pull it off, it s worth it.Wake up and tell me that you love me I m not a loser I just happen to like pleading for sex.Hang outwith creative people, the freaks, the real visionaries Avoid the dullards Avoid the folk who play it safe They can t help you The market for something to believe in is infinite.I m not scared of commitment I m scared of you.Write from the heart.gaping void blog

  7. says:

    Hugh writes without apology He s telling you how to keep that creative spark alive His 39 tips really 40 are all about defending your creative spirit and your right to have it The tips are typically short, numbering nothan a few paragraphs each A handful are longer where he relates personal experiences The book isn t meant to tell you think right and you ll win It doesn t tell you the world will line up to help you succeed This is not a law of attraction book This book makes you Hugh writes without apology He s telling you how to keep that creative spark alive His 39 tips really 40 are all about defending your creative spirit and your right to have it The tips are typically short, numbering nothan a few paragraphs each A handful are longer where he relates personal experiences The book isn t meant to tell you think right and you ll win It doesn t tell you the world will line up to help you succeed This is not a law of attraction book This book makes you feel like having a creative spark puts you in an eternal war Beyond that, he tells you everyone has this spark, and most of the world is out to crush it Sounds a bit depressing but quite the contrary, it s uplifting and funny It challenges you a bit though, and Hugh isn t afraid to use a rough word here are there to make his point Best takeaways Keep your day job and apply force and focus to your creative endeavors I m reminded by reading this book how few people challenge themselves in the creative area, but settle to just be another bystander in life Cheers Hugh A fan

  8. says:

    Not a deep book but a light book for the weekend Hugh is a humorous sarcastic cartoonist who draws on the back of business cards Made his fame by doing this The book sheds some light on his story and what we do to maintain our creativity spark Came to know about Hugh through reading one of Seth Godin s books The book contains some of his cartoons Amusing, unfiltered, undiplomatic, direct, no zig zag, straight to the point, unapologetic, strongly worded, unconservative, non conformist and Not a deep book but a light book for the weekend Hugh is a humorous sarcastic cartoonist who draws on the back of business cards Made his fame by doing this The book sheds some light on his story and what we do to maintain our creativity spark Came to know about Hugh through reading one of Seth Godin s books The book contains some of his cartoons Amusing, unfiltered, undiplomatic, direct, no zig zag, straight to the point, unapologetic, strongly worded, unconservative, non conformist and original

  9. says:

    Most all of MacLeod s 39 ideas are spot on Half, if notof MacLeod s 39 ideas and their explanation, had the f bomb in them I was going to count them, just for curiosity s sake, but decided against it because I actually don t have too much time on my hands For such a creative guy, I would have preferred that he came up withunique words than using the f word, time and time again Very disappointing in that aspect Imagine if this review had friggin this and freaking that every o Most all of MacLeod s 39 ideas are spot on Half, if notof MacLeod s 39 ideas and their explanation, had the f bomb in them I was going to count them, just for curiosity s sake, but decided against it because I actually don t have too much time on my hands For such a creative guy, I would have preferred that he came up withunique words than using the f word, time and time again Very disappointing in that aspect Imagine if this review had friggin this and freaking that every other sentence Boh ring Much of his cartooning involved drinking or sex, which for me personally, I didn t get the connection of it to creative thinking, which I don t think he meant to make a connection to but to entertain, and I m guessing some audiences it did, however for me, it detracted from the point that he was making I get that for him, that s his unique style of cartooning After all this, he still had some very sound advice I m not a starving artist, so I will not necessarily take them to heart as another might, but many ideas were transferable to whatever ideas plans dreams the artist creator in each of us has and wants to turn into a reality He has definitely converted me to the importance of blogging if you have an interest at all in sharing the creator within with those creators without, like minded and not so like minded alike

  10. says:

    It took me two hours to read and it was a very pleasant read Deep in your heart you knew most of this and Hugh put it on paper, in his words and with his cartoons It s not a guide nor is it telling you what will happen if you do x It s bringing you down to earth and making you feel good about the way you are, helping you to not think about what other people think about your art too much It shows nicely the power a blogger can have because he s not dependent on anyone to bring his thoughts It took me two hours to read and it was a very pleasant read Deep in your heart you knew most of this and Hugh put it on paper, in his words and with his cartoons It s not a guide nor is it telling you what will happen if you do x It s bringing you down to earth and making you feel good about the way you are, helping you to not think about what other people think about your art too much It shows nicely the power a blogger can have because he s not dependent on anyone to bring his thoughts out into the world On the train a very sweet Afro American woman sat next to me while I was reading this book Before she had to leave, she asked shyly if I could write down the author and the name of this book for her She had been reading the book with me and stressed that she liked it very much so far That s better than any review, right Hugh Rock on

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