In his New York Times bestseller Steal Like an Artist, Austin Kleon showed readers how to unlock their creativity by stealing from the community of other movers and shakers. Now, in an even more forward-thinking and necessary book, he shows how to take that critical next step on a creative journeygetting known. Show Your Work! is about why generosity trumps genius. Its about getting findable, about using the network instead of wasting time networking. Its not self-promotion, its self-discoverylet others into your process, then let them steal from you. Filled with illustrations, quotes, stories, and examples, Show Your Work! offers ten transformative rules for being open, generous, brave, productive. In chapters such as You Dont Have to Be a Genius; Share Something Small Every Day; and Stick Around, Kleon creates a users manual for embracing the communal nature of creativity what he calls the ecology of talent. From broader life lessons about work (you cant find your voice if you dont use it) to the etiquette of sharingand the dangers of oversharingto the practicalities of Internet life (build a good domain name; give credit when credit is due), its an inspiring manifesto for succeeding as any kind of artist or entrepreneur in the digital age.
Additional ISBNs: 9780761178972, 076117897X, 9780761181361, 0761181369