Originals: How Non-Conformists Move the World

By | September 20, 2018
Originals

Disappointed. A book that purports to be a cutting-edge primer on what it takes to be “original” (as Sheryl Sandberg puts it in the Foreword) has very little original insights in it.

In fact, this mash-up of snippets from other books on pop psychology contradicts its original premise that “to become original, you have to take risks”. Instead, the author droned on and on about how risk-averse people achieved the level of success they had.

The author also seemed to cherry-pick data sets to support many of his narratives (e.g. the example on “procrastination”).

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