When I blog about a book, I typically write a short review and post some highlights from the book that I liked. For this book, I will break the pattern cos’ there are way too many highlights for a short book (112 pages). Instead, I am just posting my review for the book
The book is about creativity (obviously) and getting to it. It looks at creativity as making interesting choices; a new perspective for me. It briefly talks about ways to be creative. I guess cos’ there are more focused books on ways to be creative. It spends more time on fringe issues, e.g., issues after one has been creative and had an idea, various aftermaths after realizing a creative idea, issue with being precious with an idea, differentiating between feedback vs encouragement, dealing with the “genius” label. I liked this part cos’ fringe issues sabotage creative work in subtle and unsuspecting ways and one needs to be aware of them and prepared to tackle them to be a successful creator. In this regard, almost every chapter of my copy of the book ended up with few highlights :)
If you have read about creativity, then quite a bit of the content may seem like “oh, I think I knew this one”. Even so, the delivery of the content makes the book thoroughly enjoyable, easy, and quick read. Further, often Scott provides new/fresh and interesting perspectives and tidbits that keep the reader engaged.
In short, it was a pure joy to read!