The Art of Non-conformity

The Art of Non-conformity

Set your Own Rules, Live the Life You Want, and Change the World

Book - 2010
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If you've ever thought, 'There must be more to life than this,' The Art of Non-Conformity is for you. Based on Chris Guillebeau's popular online manifesto 'A Brief Guide to World Domination,' The Art of Non-Conformity defies common assumptions about life and work while arming you with the tools to live differently. You'll discover how to live on your own terms by exploring creative self-employment, radical goal-setting, contrarian travel, and embracing life as a constant adventure. Inspired and guided by Chris's own story and those of others who have pursued unconventional lives, you can devise your own plan for world domination-and make the world a better place at the same time.
Publisher: New York : Penguin Group, 2010
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780399536106
0399536108
Characteristics: xii, 242 p. ; 19 cm

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john_doh17
Mar 29, 2014

Pompous prick portrays potential path. Okay I did like some of what he has to say about finding your own path and not having to conform to how society tells you how to live. I also give him credit for doing 4 years of charity work in Africa. He does seem to be rather full of himself though. It seems rather arrogant to include "change the world" in your title. The rest of the book he tells how to skate through getting college degrees without learning much, how he set up his blog, how he loves to travel and how to be an entrepreneur. Is he smart? Yes he is. Does he provide much in the way of useful information on how to not conform? Not a whole lot. The truth is really you have to have faith in yourself and find your own path. He also seems to be rather focused on himself. He doesn't seem to consider the impact of all his travel on the environment and kind of blows off consideration of that in the FAQ at the end.

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BeckBe
Aug 17, 2012

I expected something totally different from the title and subtitle. This turned out to be yet another schlocky self-help book by some sort of marketing guru.

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thoughtspf
Jun 22, 2012

A fun read. It makes me want to create more out of my life than sitting in an office pushing papers.

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mahlahh
Jul 31, 2011

Inspiring and well written! Chris's enthusiasm and passion for life and everything he does is amazingly contagious!

For more information on the resources mentioned in this book and to read his Manifesto on World Domination, I'd suggest checking out his website.

http://chrisguillebeau.com/articles/

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