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Many Short Life Lessons,
This review is from: Mindfire: Big Ideas for Curious Minds (Paperback)
I truly enjoy and appreciate Scott Berkun for the amount of effort he puts into each project he engages. I have been a reader of his titles for several years and even incorporated The Myths of Innovation into coursework at the college I used to teach at. What I especially appreciate about the way he approaches a subject is how he is willing to personally hang out his own neck and provide examples of how the concepts have played in his life and work. For instance, although I've only heard of one or two bands in his discography, I am now familiar with the music that inspires him through his creative process.
While some of the thoughts expressed were reused, I felt that there was enough new content in this book to justify it's place on my bookshelf. I believe that Berkun provides a number of short and simple reminders in the series of essays that we all need to reflect upon from time to time. I see this book as an excellent resource for a recent graduate, or the person who needs to gain gumption to make a move to their next career or life opportunity.
In addition, I found myself in awe wondering as to what other resources Scott Berkun has on his website that I should incorporate into my classroom to help the creative student, manager, or contributor of the future.
Honestly, my only criticism of the title would be the typesetting. I felt there was a great deal of white space. In the electronic edition this seemed wasteful. In the print edition I imagine the white space to be of great benefit in journaling thoughts and inspirations of a particular essay.