Saturday, May 7, 2016

An Uninspiring Effort

Born for This: How to Find the Work You Were Meant to Do – Chris Guillebeau – (Crown Business)

As a bit of a serial entrepreneur, I was interested in Chris Guillebeau’s book The $100 Startup. It sounded like an interesting concept, but I never got around to picking up a copy. After reading through Guillebeau’s latest outing, Born for This: How to Find the Work You Were Meant to Do, I’m glad I never spent the money.

Born for This, again sounded like an interesting concept; but once I delved into the book, I found most of the material Guillebeau covered to be pretty basic stuff and overall, pretty uninspired. I’m not certain who the target audience for the book is, but I felt like it might be a good idea to pass this one along to my son, who is at the beginning of his career path.
After a few chapters I found my attention wandering and I began to thumb through later chapters looking for the actionable ideas that the book laid claim to. I have always been an advocate for having multiple streams of revenue so I landed on the chapter Side Hustle. The goal is pretty simple, make more money, certainly a relatable goal. The guidance and advice that Guillebeau serves up is so simplistic and so basic I laughed out loud.

If you have any level of experience beyond beginner, I would suggest that there are any number of excellent books that will offer much stronger and more useful advice.

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