STEAL LIKE AN ARTIST | 10 Things Nobody Told You About Being Creative
By Austin Kleon
Date Read: July 2017
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My Mark: 10/10

Pablo Picasso is widely quoted as having said that “good artists borrow, great artists steal.”

"The Bad artists imitate, the great artist steal" Banksy

A great book and very unique format about what it is to practice creativity.


The Pitch:

Unlock your creativity.

An inspiring guide to creativity in the digital age, Steal Like an Artist presents ten transformative principles that will help readers discover their artistic side and build a more creative life.

Nothing is original, so embrace influence, school yourself through the work of others, remix and reimagine to discover your own path. Follow interests wherever they take you—what feels like a hobby may turn into your life’s work.

Forget the old cliché about writing what you know: Instead, write the book you want to read, make the movie you want to watch.

And finally, stay Smart, stay out of debt, and risk being boring in the everyday world so that you have the space to be wild and daring in your imagination and your work.

“Brilliant and real and true.”—Rosanne Cash


Derek Sivers awesome Review and Notes of the Book.