I finished this book last night. It was a recommendation from a friend and I downloaded it some time ago into my kindle. I dont read very often in kindle as i prefer the paper touch but I didnt have anything else at hand so I gave it a go.
In summary, the book is interesting, I liked to read about his personality and treats. Every person is different and it was good to read about his weakness, errors, fears, etc. As he says several times, you have to “bleed” in your writing.
Something that is repeated in the book is the daily practice and his four bodies theory:
- Emotional: get rid of negative influences, surround yourself with positive ones
- Mental: write ideas
- Spiritual: be grateful for what you have, focus on the present, surrender.
He talks about everything and anything. From dating, something important to me, he is clear that there is no magic bullet, you have to go meet people (he insists in tango and cooking classes :), and use all tools available. So there is no short cut.
He talks about being an idea-generating machine. And that takes practice. Write ten ideas, tomorrow another ten, etc. Analyze them, cross them, redefine them, etc.
He is very clear that working for enterprise in the corporate America is the worse you can do, he pushes to be en entrepreneur. And he recommends these books about economics.
I should have taken more notes though. Interesting read, although checking his blog, he hasnt written for a couple of years but he does youtube now.
Anyway, I think it was worth reading it.