Start reading Experience Curating on the free Kindle Reading App or on your Kindle in under a minute. Don't have a Kindle? Get your Kindle here.

Deliver to your Kindle or other device

Enter a promotion code
or gift card
 
 
 

Try it free

Sample the beginning of this book for free

Deliver to your Kindle or other device

Sorry, this item is not available in
Image not available for
Color:
Image not available

To view this video download Flash Player

 

Experience Curating: How to Gain Focus, Increase Influence, and Simplify Your Life [Kindle Edition]

Joel Zaslofsky
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (30 customer reviews)

Kindle Price: $4.99

Free Kindle Reading App Anybody can read Kindle books—even without a Kindle device—with the FREE Kindle app for smartphones, tablets and computers.

To get the free app, enter your email address or mobile phone number.

Best Books of the Month
Best Books of the Month
Want to know our Editors' picks for the best books of the month? Browse Best Books of the Month, featuring our favorite new books in more than a dozen categories.

Book Description

"Implementing Experience Curating is a true working extension of the human brain." - Roderick Russell

Experience Curating is for people like me who want to remember, reference, and share memories, but don't want to spend hours journaling every night. My memories are now getting tracked with Joel's framework ... far easier than a stack of journals anyway." - Betsy Talbot

Imagine what would happen if you spent 0.1% of your time adding value to the other 99.9%. Picture an environment where your experiences don't just happen to you, but are used to make big things happen for you.

Could you harness an otherwise overwhelming world of endless information, gratifying moments, and dizzying possibilities? How much social currency could you create if you knew how to capture, organize, and share anything to improve everything?

The open secret is that curating your entire existence - or Experience Curating as rising author Joel Zaslofsky calls it - is just as powerful today as it was 2,000 years ago.

Experience Curating isn't just about Zaslofsky's unique FAOCAS framework and how to reap its rewards with your favorite tools. It's a three-part blueprint to achieve your own brand of success, complete with real-world case studies from Evernote, The Huffington Post, and even the Brothers Grimm.

Through Experience Curating, you'll learn how to embrace your curating gifts to:
  • Simplify your physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual landscape.
  • Enjoy faster, tastier, and healthier food.
  • Become an expert and go-to community resource in any topic.
  • Gain more freedom by breaking out of the Internet's "filter bubbles."
What you use your curated experiences for - making money or personal finance mastery, improving your relationships, truly useful to-do lists, or world domination (for instance) - is up to you.

You can join countless others to push the boundaries of your potential. You can constantly prove that your existence is meaningful. And you can unearth the timeless and specific steps to convert your curating currency into social, intellectual, or physical capital.

All it takes is some simple and intentional Experience Curating.


Editorial Reviews

About the Author

Joel Zaslofsky is the Chief Simplifier and Curator at Value of Simple. In March 2012, two years after a personal renaissance shook him awake, he quit his cushy corporate job to help people simplify, organize, and be money wise. His methods and style are unconventional, but his goals are straightforward: to help you rock the unsexy and undervalued side of life.

He hosts the popular Smart and Simple Matters show, gives out groovy free resources in his Refuge of Simplicity, and offers a diversity of products and services. When he's not enjoying nature, making his wife smile, or playing with his two young sons, Joel's busy minimizing, being Paleo, doing public speaking gigs, connecting, living simply, reigniting his personal renaissance, and Experience Curating.

Check out his Personal User Guide if you want the full scoop ...

valueofsimple.com/Joels-Personal-User-Guide

Product Details

  • File Size: 2712 KB
  • Print Length: 137 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Personal Renaissance Press (January 15, 2014)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00HS533KY
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
  • X-Ray:
  • Lending: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #208,825 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
  •  Would you like to give feedback on images?.


Customer Reviews

Most Helpful Customer Reviews
12 of 12 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Violated my expectations in the best possible way. February 18, 2014
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
I confess that when I began reading this book, I was a skeptic. Right up front the author talks about his great love of spreadsheets, how he uses them to dutifully record his life experiences as they happen, and how "little" time it takes to do so.

I hate spreadsheets. I'd rather live my life in the moment than spend time recording it for later consideration. And I couldn't believe his claim that the process of curating his experience was unobtrusive.

As it turns out, I was completely wrong about all of my assumptions, and the author not only turned me around in very short order, but actually actively engaged me with his easy conversational style, personal anecdotes, and demonstrations of his system in action.

It didn't take long for me to realize that for many years, I'd actually been clumsily trying to organize my life into just such a system as this book describes. But where I've struggled for years to get a handle on it, the Experience Curating system is a well thought through, road tested system that has allowed me to eliminate all the clumsy folders on my computer, spread across the cloud, on my phone, and even on handwritten notes in boxes strewn across three states.

But more than just a system for organizing my mind, this book has noticeably enhanced my experience. It has allowed me to see connections between areas of interest that I wouldn't otherwise have discovered, has enriched my interaction with the world around me, and has encouraged me to create more than consume.

By the end of the book, the author will have thoroughly made his case and convinced you, in his own words, that "you have a moral imperative to curate."

Best of all? Spreadsheets not required. ;) (the author outlines several methods of implementing the system)

From the book: "Curating is a means to an end. Don't live to curate. Live to enjoy life." Experience Curating will help you enjoy life.
Comment | 
Was this review helpful to you?
5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
Format:Kindle Edition
I've forgotten a million important things in my life. I always say I'm going to start journaling to keep track, but it's too time-consuming because I want to remember everything if I'm going to do it. Who wants to journal for 2 hours every night? Not me. So it goes undocumented, and over time I simply forget.

This is why I love Joel's system so much. He made it for people like me who want to remember, reference, and share information and memories but don't want to spend hours on a journal every night. Not only is the information getting tracked now with Joel's system, it is also far easier for me to find than it would be in a stack of journals anyway.

If you are a writer of any kind of nonfiction (like me) this is an excellent system for documenting and remembering what and who you know. We just bought a fixer-upper house in Spain, and I'm curating the experience so I can write about it later. If this turns into a book, it will be because curating allowed me to capture all the details (because I'm too tired at night to journal it all out).

If you feel like you're forgetting meaningful events, people, and places in your life, this method is for you.
Comment | 
Was this review helpful to you?
6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars I don't get it March 11, 2014
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
Zaslofsky presents an engaging, enthusiastic argument for recording and preserving (that is, "curating") all one's experiences, preferably in the form of Excel spreadsheets, designed in such a way as to preserve all essential attributes. He makes a cogent case for using Excel because of its privacy and portability, although he admits that (my preferred information capturing system), Evernote, can work well if one is willing to trust one's archive to a third-party provider.

I am a cataloging librarian; I work daily with the organization of knowledge; I have (paper) lists and files and notebooks that go back to childhood. I appreciate Zaslofsky's enthusiasm for constructing a rational digital system for preserving personally important information. In fact his Excel system recreates the essential characteristics of professional Content Management Systems such as ContentDM. I also applaud his insistence on full and complete acknowledgement of sources of information.

What I don't get is why someone would want to record, excuse me, "curate," everything -- every meal, video, book, YouTube, conversation, prank ... He says he has a bad memory and curates to remember his life better. I prefer more selective remembering and trusting my research skills to find information when and if I need it. That said, the system he outlines would work well for anyone facing a project that requires the systematic compilation of a lot of information. The book is well-written and easy to read.
Was this review helpful to you?
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A surprisingly inspirational read February 18, 2014
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
I started to read this for the nuts and bolts (filters and sorting), but found myself inspired to become a curator of memories. I spend so much time trying to remember things I have experienced, this book has helped me realize it is worth the effort to create a framework for these experiences. It's the short game vs the long game. The short game allows us to not bother taking the time to make an effort because we'll just remember. The long game recognizes the limitations of our memories and the flood of information that continues to rise everyday. A little effort now yields priceless dividends.

A great read.
Comment | 
Was this review helpful to you?
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Quick, inspirational read with practical advice February 19, 2014
Format:Kindle Edition
Like some of the other reviewers, I'm the type of person who likes to document my life and experiences in order to share with others, but can get quickly overwhelmed with the task.

I found Joel's book to be a very quick read with solid advice for creating a system that will help you keep track of important things in your life and turn your experiences into something valuable for others as well.
Comment | 
Was this review helpful to you?
Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars If You're Not Curating, You Should Be
Before reading Joel's book, I didn't know my habit of keeping an annual list of books I read is an example of curating. Read more
Published 2 months ago by Bakari Chavanu
5.0 out of 5 stars The answer to remembering
I found Joel on his podcast Smart and Simple Matters. I immediately fell in love with how easy-going and authentic he is. Read more
Published 2 months ago by Sarah
4.0 out of 5 stars Experience easy access to information
I don't usually go for self-help type books, and this title is touted as such. That said, this is no ordinary self-help book, in that it is simply offering a way to aggregate... Read more
Published 3 months ago by Joseph Annaruma
5.0 out of 5 stars curating goodness
It was really good, I can't wait to start experience curating myself. I would recommend this book to anyone who lies to read.
Published 4 months ago by Carley
4.0 out of 5 stars Great Insight; Could Use More Details
This book achieved its purpose; it got me excited about developing a personal system of keeping track of the things that are important to me, and gave me insight as to the... Read more
Published 4 months ago by Amazon Customer
4.0 out of 5 stars Curiously curating.
This is a good guide to organising your experiences and digital collections, or starting one or more of anything that interests you in what may initially seem a zealously... Read more
Published 5 months ago by jPhx
3.0 out of 5 stars not for me sorry
This is an excellent book. Well written with good examples an links. The concepts discussed appear to involve more time than I am able to afford right now. Read more
Published 5 months ago by Kevin
5.0 out of 5 stars Very helpful
I have to admit that when I first read this book I was under the impression that this was about a whole totally different subject. Read more
Published 5 months ago by LADYBUG
4.0 out of 5 stars Interesting with potential
It'll likely spur you into having the desire to curate your experiences, and to experience curating. If you're already someone who keeps track of experiences (e.g. Read more
Published 6 months ago by Amazon Customer
5.0 out of 5 stars Curating for creative and busy people!
As a self-diagnosed curator, this book was full of intrigue and expertise on what curating, organizing and simplifying really can mean in your life. Read more
Published 7 months ago by J ammi Hansen Blair
Search Customer Reviews
Search these reviews only

More About the Author

Joel Zaslofsky is the Chief Simplifier and Curator at Value of Simple. In March 2012, two years after a personal renaissance shook him awake, he quit his cushy corporate job to help people simplify, organize, and be money wise. His methods and style are unconventional, but his goals are straightforward: to help you rock the unsexy and undervalued side of life.

He hosts the popular Smart and Simple Matters show, gives out groovy free resources in his Refuge of Simplicity, and offers a diversity of products and services. When he's not enjoying nature, making his wife smile, or playing with his two young sons, Joel's busy minimizing, being Paleo, doing public speaking gigs, connecting, living simply, reigniting his personal renaissance, and Experience Curating.

Check out his Personal User Guide if you want the full scoop ...

http://valueofsimple.com/Joels-Personal-User-Guide


Forums

There are no discussions about this product yet.
Be the first to discuss this product with the community.
Start a new discussion
Topic:
First post:
Prompts for sign-in
 


Look for Similar Items by Category