Tuesday, March 15, 2011
Book Rec - The Art Of Non-Conformity
Alright, I just finished yet another renegade *personal development* book - The Art of Non-Conformity.
While a notch below the work of Tim Ferriss, it was still a very good read.
Author Chris Guillebeau became famous for checking out on the corporate grind, moving to West Africa where he and his wife volunteered for 4 years, and for attempting to travel to every country in the world all the while broadcasting his adventures on the web.
Chris is a whole lot crunchier than the others in this *lifestyle design* space. He's a vegan, a do-gooder, and admirably far less obsessed with wealth than his peers.
While a lot of his message is unoriginal (ripped from Ferriss and Stephen Covey?)....Chris at least personally had the guts to do what everyone else wishes they could do. So The Art of Non-Conformity is not only an interesting story, it's a very inspirational work. No matter what sized your personal goals are, reading this book will most definitely get you closer to them.
Chris, along with Steve Jobs, Bill Gates, Tim Ferriss, and a host of exalted others, most certainly belongs in the category of *Self-Unconscious Homeschooling Advocates*. I continually laugh at these fools, the personal development types especially, who are all about life-planning at age 30. They have NO CLUE that homeschooling/unschooling children from the get-go would all but obliterate the demand for their books!
I have to thank Laura Grace for this one. She inadvertently recommended it to me.