Book Review: It's Not How Good You Are. It's How Good You Want To Be

Review

It's Not How Good You Are. It's How Good You Want To Be

Title: It's Not How Good You Are. It's How Good You Want To Be

Author: Paul Arden

Quick read (~120 pages) of provocative advices, mostly oriented to business people. Some of them are good, radical, different, challenging... but some to me feel either stupid or wrongly exposed: Getting fired because you have radical ideas might not be bad, but exalting you've been fired 5 times? Or the wrong wording "not getting good grades at school is ok" (instead of saying something like "school grades are not everything")? Some of the messages give the impression of being a survivorship bias: "this is what took me to success so you don't need anything else" and forget that it takes some time to be in a position where your school grades, or your "raw CV" doesn't matter as much as your past successes and mistakes.

That said, not a bad read, especially the creativity part is great and the general tone of "you can do it" is good as self-help and can open your mind.

Notes

I had this book forgotten and decided to read it before gifting it out. I don't even remember why I bought it, but definitely I didn't read it was more oriented to raw business than a generic creativity book.

I also found I have the second part ("Whatever you think, think the opposite") so another review will follow very soon.

Posted by Kartones on 2019-06-30

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