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Category: Books

Notes from Steal Like an Artist

“Nothing is original.”


  1. Steal like an artist.
  2. Don’t wait until you know who you are to get started.
  3. Write the book you want to read.
  4. Use your hands.
  5. Side projects and hobbies are important.
  6. The Secret: Do good work and share it with people.
  7. Geography is no longer our master.
  8. Be nice. (The world is a small town.)
  9. Be boring. (It’s the only way to get work done.)
  10. Creativity is subtraction.
Good Theft Bad Theft
Honor Degrade
Study Skim
Steal from many Steal from one
Credit Plagiarize
Transform Imitate
Remix Ripoff
  • Start your swipe file
  • Buy and use a notebook
  • Get yourself a calendar
  • Start your logbook
Swipe File

This is where you keep your bits and pieces of inspiration.

Get Yourself A Calendar

A calendar helps you plan your work, gives you concrete goals, and keeps you on track.

Applying some of the ideas from the book to chess improvement.

“Share your dots, but don’t connect them.”

Recommended Reading List

altmba reading list

altMBA Reading List

altmba reading list

The following is the reading list for the 5th cohort of the altMBA. The altMBA is an intensive, 4-week online workshop designed by Seth Godin for high-performing individuals who want to level up and lead.

More altMBA Resources

Update: 2/28/2017 Added additional altMBA resources section

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