Austin Kleon’s Show Your Work: 10 Ways to Share Your Creativity and Get Discovered published written in 2014 is a quick and helpful read for all ages, Share Something Small Everyday is a simple yet wonderful concept explained and nicely diagramed in chapter 3. This concept is perfect for aspiring creatives and artists to understand and immediately begin the process. Share Something Small Everyday is also a great strategy for young high school S.T.E.M. students who want to start distinguishing themselves from the rest of the pack
Open Up Your Cabinet of Curiosities , chapter 4 brings home the gem “Your influences are all worth sharing because they clue people in to who you are and what you do – sometimes even more than your own work.” Kleon. In this regard, Austin believes you should always give credit where credit is due and don’t share what you can’t credit.
Learn to Take A Punch is a chapter about building resilience, something all creatives, leaders and visionaries need. I almost passed this by on the first glide by but realized the value upon preparing for this review.
This under 225 page book will take you no time to read, yet will provide some useful and practical insights for some parts of your own work or your client’s. The thing to remember about this book is that it is SHORT, therefore don’t expect too much. However, it’s the words and wisdom in this little book that will come in handy from time to time.