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Evil Plans: Having Fun on the Road to World Domination Hardcover – February 17, 2011
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If I were to summarize Evil Plans in 100 words or less, it would be something like this:
Q: Why do you do what you do?
A: To make money so that I can do the things I really want to do
Q: Why not just do the thing you really want to do?
A: Umm... err.. gasp... cough I can't afford to / I'm not good enough / I don't know how / My friends will think I am an idiot
Q: What would it take to make it so you could do that which you love, and that which you are uniquely able to do?
That's where your Evil Plan begins.
Buy this book. Then keep reading it once a week on the journey to doing what you love.
While the book doesn't have a lot of content, we do get some interesting insights about the author. He lives in a rural area in west Texas. He's working on ten projects at any given time. He works constantly, often taking conference calls from 7am until late into the night. He doesn't find time to watch television or take vacations. He apparently doesn't have a family, and in an aside he admits that he doesn't really have time for a relationship. And yet he boasts about his life as if it is not only the best way to live, but that it will be the only way we will be able to live in the future.
I don't doubt that this author has found some success with his projects. But judging with my eyes the quality of his drawings and book, along with how he describes his life, he doesn't really convince me that he is much of a role model or that his advice has much merit.
You don't read them because you have to, you read them because you want to. Page, page, page you keep turning the pages, excited, aghast, inspired and ready to make a difference.
That's a lot for your $15.
This book is for you.
I love this book but not for the reasons I stated above. This book shows you how to unify work and love. You should be doing the work that you love - the work that matters.
If you're a cubicle dweller like me but still contented with the 9-5, awesome job that you have, this book is for you, too!
There are lots of advice on career and entrepreneurship that you're going to love!
Highly recommended! 5 Stars!
Unfortunately, while MacLeod's story and ideas can be considered inspirational, they definitely aren't worthy of a $25 hardcover book.
The problem is that MacLeod gives little practical advice beyond saying, "I did it, you can too." And for every brief anecdote, MacLeod has filled the book with some white space and his cartoons, which probably will have a different type of inspirational effect as people say, "he makes a living drawing this crap?"
While books like this have their purpose, charging $25.00 for what amounts to a glorified magazine article with cartoons mostly inspires cynicism in me.
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This book has given me a lot to think about !! I recommend this to entrepreneurs trying to build business.Published 16 days ago by Meagan E. Williams
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