As you probably know by now, we are writing a book.
It’s called The Escape Manifesto. We are on deadline for October 15th – it’s looming fast!
We have an engaged group of 200 volunteers helping us with comments.
Our last book post was Discussion #9: The Travelator – so many on it, so many want to get off! Thank you for some great comments.
This week we’d like to ask you…
What books or resources have helped you so far in your career and life?
What have you read that has really helped you with finding an exciting job, starting a business, or going on a big adventure?
We’re building up a really comprehensive bibliography for The Escape Manifesto and we’d love your suggestions.
Books that have really helped me include…
- Purple Cow
- The Art of the Start
- Tipping Point
- Evil Plans
- Ignore Everybody
- I Was Blind But Now I See
- Trust Agents
- Here Comes Everybody
- A Book About Innocent
- How They Started
- Crush It!
- Anything You Want
- What Would Google Do?
- Delivering Happiness
- Moods of Future Joys
- Start With Why
- How to Find Fulfilling Work
- The War of Art
- How to Live
- Philosophy for Life
- 4 Hour Work Week
- The Art of Non-Conformity
- A Brief Guide to World Domination
- The Pleasures and Sorrows of Work
- The Meaning of the 21st Century
- The Facebook Effect
- Start Something That Matters
- How to be Free
- The Sheltering Desert
- What They Don’t Teach You At Harvard Business School
- Good to Great
- Escape from Cubicle Nation
And our favourite quote from all these books (courtesy of Chris Guillebeau):
“Once in a while it really hits people that they don’t have to experience the world in the way they have been told to.” Alan Keightley
I’d strongly recommend all of these for someone considering doing something different with their careers. Admittedly we left our jobs to build a start-up, so these have an entrepreneurial angle.
However, we are equally interested in (good) career-related books and epic inspirational adventure tomes.
Please share your favourites – the more the merrier.
All comments and ideas gratefully received.
This is our final book blog post – now I need to focus on processing all your feedback and ideas into something really worth reading, really worth spreading. Something that really helps people make their Escapes.
Wish me luck! Watch this space…
Have a great weekend and thank you in advance for sharing your thoughts.
Rob (@escroberto) & the rest of the Escape Team.
Some late nights and early mornings heading my way…