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Real Artists Don't Starve: Timeless Strategies for Thriving in the New Creative Age

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Jeff Goins dismantles the myth that being creative is a hindrance to success by revealing how an artistic temperament is a competitive advantage in... Read More

Jeff Goins dismantles the myth that being creative is a hindrance to success by revealing how an artistic temperament is a competitive advantage in the marketplace.  

The myth of the starving artist has dominated our culture, seeping into the minds of creative people and stifling their pursuits. The truth is that the world's most successful artists did not starve. In fact, they capitalized on the power of their creative strength.

In Real Artists Don't Starve, bestselling author and creativity expert Jeff Goins debunks the myth of the starving artist by unveiling the ideas that created it and replacing them with 14 rules for artists to thrive, including:

  • Steal from your influences (don't wait for inspiration)
  • Collaborate with others (working alone is a surefire way to starve)
  • Take strategic risks (instead of reckless ones)
  • Make money in order to make more art (it's not selling out)
  • Apprentice under a master (a "lone genius" can never reach full potential)

From graphic designers and writers to artists and business professionals, creatives already know that no one is born an artist. Goins' revolutionary rules celebrate the process of becoming an artist, a person who utilizes the imagination in fundamental ways. He reminds creatives that business and art are not mutually exclusive pursuits.

Real Artists Don't Starve explores the tension every creative person and organization faces in an effort to blend the inspired life with a practical path to success. Being creative isn't a disadvantage for success, it is a powerful tool to be harnessed.

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  • Contributor(s)Jeff Goins
  • About the Contributor(s) Jeff Goins is a bestselling author, keynote speaker, and popular blogger with a reputation for challenging the status quo. In...

    Jeff Goins is a bestselling author, keynote speaker, and popular blogger with a reputation for challenging the status quo. In three years, Goins built a million-dollar business, published four books, and became an online marketing expert, using his skills in writing and business to help others succeed. He is the author of four books, including The Art of Work, which landed on the bestseller lists of USA TodayPublisher’s Weekly, and Washington Post. He lives with his family near Nashville, TN.

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  • ISBN-139781400201020
  • Publish Date05/29/2018
  • PublisherHarperCollins Leadership
  • Format Softcover
  • LanguageEnglish
  • Weight (lbs)0.49 lb
  • Case Weight (lbs)17.78 lb
  • Dimensions 8.4(h) x 5.5(w) x 0.74(d) inches
  • Pages240
  • Price $10.19

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