Steal Like an Artist
There are many books that I’ve read. My library continues to grow — even with books that I haven’t read yet. My favorites, the best that really speak to me, are few in all honesty. Lately, I’ve been reading a string of books that I wish I would have had 10 years ago ( Linchpin, Design Is A Job, etc.. ). Steal Like An Artist is now on that list.
The book rounds out a list of 10 Things that Austin Kleon wishes his younger self knew about years ago. Mostly on life and creativity:
- Steal like an artist.
- Don’t wait until you know who you are to get started.
- Write the book you want to read.
- Use your hands.
- Side projects and hobbies are important.
- The secret: do good work and share it with people.
- Geography is no longer our master.
- Be nice. (The world is a small town.)
- Be boring. (It’s the only way to get work done.)
- Creativity is subtraction.
Read and Enjoy
Sitting on a park bench at Baltimore’s Inner Harbor, I consumed this book on a Saturday afternoon. So much joy in something that inspires you.
There were a great deal of quotes that I jotted down from the book. Many times I had that “YES!” moment when something hit me that I’ve been pondering on for awhile and he said it better. I do not want to give too much away about the content of the book. Definitely give it a go.
Do yourself a favor, buy the book.