Day 107 - Steal Like An Artist.
Day 107 - Hey Saturday! Who's up and ready to tackle Saturday? I'm working on my altMBA reading list today and trying to stuff my face with knowledge like Joey Chestnut at a hot dog eating contest. Maybe if I dipped my books in water first the knowledge would sink in faster.
It just feels like I can not jam enough into my brain. In other words, this altMBA program is really kicking my brain around in a an amazing way. Book one of nine is now checked off the list which was "Steal Like An Artist" by Austin Kleon. One of the assignments is to write a book report about a book we really love. A book report? I haven't written a book report since the 6th grade but "Steal Like An Artist" is a book that brings so much meaning and direction in the 140 pages, everyone should read it. Everyone. So let's talk about this book report.
First, the book design for "Steal Like An Artist" is on point, simply complicated and provides a true emotional connection with the reader. Second, the key points in the book provide an index of how to let go of internal expectations and practical steps to meet goals. For example, "Nothing Is Original" Kleon talks about "Every new idea is just a mash up of of one or more previous ideas." In other words, don't think a new idea needs to be present to provide something of value.
Today's project is to create a two book reading list. Give the list a title and give it a date for completion. For example : "Not Afraid" due 5/15. Pick a two books that stretch you and that you might use as a mash up of ideas.
I can't remember who said the quote but "Good artists never reveal their sources." Let's all live like an artist for today and everyday. See you tomorrow!