AONC review – be remarkable and question the status quo

The Art of Non-Conformity book

I wrote a review on The Art of Non-Conformity book (Amazon link), by Chris Guillebeau in the November issue of Singularity. Here’s an excerpt:

Interestingly, Chris compared the amount of time and effort spent working on his university thesis paper and his world domination manifesto. Both took roughly the same amount of time. But the former was read by only 3 people. His manifesto was downloaded more than 100,000 times.

When I read that, I was thinking, “That is so true!” My own thesis was read (presumably) by only 1 person, my advisor. My blog articles and this magazine are read by more than 1 person. Mathematically speaking, I’ve already done better. My work may not be as widely read as Chris’, but the concept is the same: more bang per word. Understand the result you’re going for.

Download the magazine with the entire review.

You can also buy Chris’ book too (Amazon link).

Comments

  1. Hey Vincent! Thanks so much for the props – so glad you liked the book.

  2. Chris, no problem. I also like the part about recruiting your own small army.