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Hugh MacLeod’s acclaimed blog Gaping Void draws 1.5 million visitors a month, and his book How to Be Creative has been downloaded more than a million times. In Ignore Everybody, he expands his thoughts about unleashing creativity in a world that often thwarts it.

When Hugh MacLeod was a struggling young copywriter living in a YMCA, he started to doodle on the backs of business cards while sitting at a bar. Those cartoons eventually led to a popular blog—gapingvoid.com—and a reputation for pithy insight and humor, in both words and pictures.

MacLeod has opinions on everything from marketing to the meaning of life, but one of his main subjects is creativity. How do new ideas emerge in a cynical, risk-averse world? Where does inspiration come from? What does it take to make a living as a creative person?

Ignore Everybody expands on MacLeod’s sharpest insights, wittiest cartoons, and most useful advice. For example:

  • Selling out is harder than it looks. Diluting your product to make it more commercial will just make people like it less.
  • If your plan depends on you suddenly being “discovered” by some big shot, your plan will probably fail. Nobody suddenly discovers anything. Things are made slowly and in pain.
  • Don’t try to stand out from the crowd; avoid crowds altogether. There’s no point trying to do the same thing as 250,000 other young hopefuls, waiting for a miracle. All existing business models are wrong. Find a new one.
  • The idea doesn’t have to be big. It just has to be yours. The sovereignty you have over your work will inspire far more people than the actual content ever will.

After learning MacLeod’s forty keys to creativity, you will be ready to unlock your own brilliance and unleash it on the world.

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Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Oleg Melnikov | 2/14/2014

    " It's not so often you like first 5 pages of the book. I love this one! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Tara Joyce | 2/7/2014

    " I'm a huge fan of Hugh's writing style and his biting wit. I can get behind anyone who encourages us to be ourselves and to stop listening to what other people think! Plus, the book is full of great thoughts on creativity and growing a strong business based around those gifts. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Joe Allison | 2/4/2014

    " I think that, after reading the reviews of others, it's exactly the kind of feedback I'd expect this "book" to elicit. It's short on form but long on advice, and you will either LOVE it or HATE it. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 by Federica Caronna | 1/20/2014

    " Useless waste of time. Not even funny. :/ "

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About the Author
Author Hugh MacLeod

Hugh MacLeod worked as an advertising copywriter for more than a decade while developing his skills as a cartoonist and pundit. His blog is Gaping Void, and more than a million people have downloaded his e-book, How to be Creative, which inspired his book Ignore Everybody: And 39 Other Keys to Creativity. He also lectures and consults on Web 2.0 and its impact on business.