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If you haven't read this book, the time is now. This book is so blatantly written by an INTP it's unbelievable. His views on free thought are distinctly that of an INT, and it's easy to see how his focus in the book is on succinctness, leading me to Ti dominance. Statements that he made about the value of openness to a change in belief also are indicative of P-ness (haha). "Only when you’re free from allegiance to a specific idea, and put faith in your ability to learn, can progress happen."

Amazon allows you to read the first 2 chapters (and unfortunately only most of the third chapter), which I highly suggest that you do. The book's focus is on everything that I could ever ask out of a book--less on telling you what to believe, and more on why you should (and shouldn't) believe whatever you believe. You'll find yourself relating to and pondering each and every point that he makes in each of the essays.

"Yeah, nice try, Mindfire author Scott Berkun."
 

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Wow, that is brilliant!! I am thoroughly enjoying the sample chapters. Now I just have to find cash to actually buy it :)
 

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So many books, grrr.
If I accidentally happen across a passage of text, I’ll comfortably read it without even realising. The minute I purchase/am given a book that I consciously decide to read, it will never happen.
What’s wrong with my ass, man.

The time I’ve wasted.
 

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Eh, I didn't find it all too enlightening. Seems like a bunch of other philosophies dumbed down to increase sales.
 
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It sad for writers these days, their work is spread on the internet like cheap magazine articles. I've read the introduction, seems interesting. Looking forward to read all of it.
 

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Wow, that is brilliant!! I am thoroughly enjoying the sample chapters. Now I just have to find cash to actually buy it :)
It sad for writers these days, their work is spread on the internet like cheap magazine articles. I've read the introduction, seems interesting. Looking forward to read all of it.
It's worth noting that all of the essays in this book are just revised versions of essays published on this guy's site. In the book I believe they have added bits that string them together into the universal point of the whole book.

I also just like having a physical copy of books. Kindle and e-books bother me for this reason.

Linky link.

Eh, I didn't find it all too enlightening. Seems like a bunch of other philosophies dumbed down to increase sales.
It's a collection of a single man's essays previously published on his site, as stated above. Upon writing them, sales were not even of relevance. It's not so much a set of philosophies as it is a set of stimulating concepts and insights. As I said, the goal of the book is not to tell you how to think, but rather to get you thinking. I always like to be thinking.

And the second image in your signature is a broken link. You missed the colon after "http". I'd also suggest rehosting images for the sake of sustainability. Imgur is one of the best, as images are never deleted.
 

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Wow, that is brilliant!! I am thoroughly enjoying the sample chapters. Now I just have to find cash to actually buy it :)
You don't need to buy it. Just go to his site and search for the items in the table of contents. You'll find them there as blog entries.

Blog « Scott Berkun
 

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It's worth noting that all of the essays in this book are just revised versions of essays published on this guy's site. In the book I believe they have added bits that string them together into the universal point of the whole book.

I also just like having a physical copy of books. Kindle and e-books bother me for this reason.

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It's a collection of a single man's essays previously published on his site, as stated above. Upon writing them, sales were not even of relevance. It's not so much a set of philosophies as it is a set of stimulating concepts and insights. As I said, the goal of the book is not to tell you how to think, but rather to get you thinking. I always like to be thinking.

And the second image in your signature is a broken link. You missed the colon after "http". I'd also suggest rehosting images for the sake of sustainability. Imgur is one of the best, as images are never deleted.
I think this guy's book gives INTPs good tips on how to build up the functions that aren't in their stack (ENTJ shadow).

I've always done this, partially because I'm not all that attached to being an "INTP", but also because if you want to get stuff done, you have to cave in certain ways and accede that in some cases, ____ unpleasant thing is just the way the world works.

Pragmatism in a person is a major asset, imo. I respect and admire it.
 

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I don't agree with what he says about being busy at all, but it's kind of fun and interesting. Probably helpful for boning up (very passive) my INTP/E9 personality.
I'll add it to my (extremely lengthy) list!
 

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I think this guy's book gives INTPs good tips on how to build up the functions that aren't in their stack (ENTJ shadow).

I've always done this, partially because I'm not all that attached to being an "INTP", but also because if you want to get stuff done, you have to cave in certain ways and accede that in some cases, ____ unpleasant thing is just the way the world works.

Pragmatism in a person is a major asset, imo. I respect and admire it.
I almost got this impression as well. While he seems to be an INTP, he doesn't adhere to the INTP stereotype. He's a public speaker, and results oriented. That's the way to be. He's going against the grain. The most powerful of people are those that know how to think in both ways natural and unnatural to them.
 

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Dear David,
as much as I find the books you recommend very interesting, I absolutely detest you for contributing to my ever growing to-read list.
Love,
-a very busy reader
Dear Mr. Meow,
Your reference to me by my first name makes me feel recognized and important. I am human, therefore by nature I like to feel recognized and important.

Regards,
-David

You don't need to buy it. Just go to his site and search for the items in the table of contents. You'll find them there as blog entries.

Blog « Scott Berkun
I was INB4.
 
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it sounds like an INTP that could have done this,or properly, it is simplistic .as far as i can see, i have done basically what he has done except i did not have the motivation to put it in to action. but it is a fun read, lets me rehash what i all ready know and hope i can get a different pov
thanks :wink:
 

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I will order it from the library and read it. Then I will buy it and re-read it. I will go over the important parts with a hi-lighter. I will make notes as I blaze through the book in hopes of writing a review.



...Or I'll just read the back cover. That works too.
 

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It's worth noting that all of the essays in this book are just revised versions of essays published on this guy's site.
Saved from an unnecessary book purchase?

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I love you! *hugs*
 
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