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I wanted to like this book. Written by a classmate and covering ideas that I find are compelling and important. However I don't think this book does a good job. It is a short book but over a third of it is quotations from other sources (particularly the first few chapters), which makes it feel a bit like a Pinterest of inspirational quotes.
The stories, while somewhat engaging (particularly the last few chapters), are a bit meandering, and often lose focus from the themes the author tries to convey. Together they don't gel well into a nice narrative whole. part of that is editorial decisions, like leading with the least interesting stories of a club archery team and a modern dancer... the author fails to inspire how interesting these achievements are... and from there you really dont care about their mindset. more interesting are the latter stories about the Nobel prize winning physicists and Samuel Morse life as a professional artist before inventing the telegraph.
This book neither has the good writing of Malcolm Gladwell (I don't always agree with his ideas, but at least he writes a good story) nor the data driven knowledge of say Dan Ariely or Amy Cuddy.
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Every chapter is full of ART stories that are long, boring and seem to not lead to a clear message. I found myself asking, "What was the message she wanted me to take from this chapter?" Most chapters I couldn't answer it at all or was a little shady. Almost every story is based on art or dance. This is really a book about being a successful artist not a motivational book. If you don't like art don't listen to this book.
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