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review 2017-11-29 19:55
Not sure what one is supposed to get out of this.
Side Hustle: From Idea to Income in 27 Days - Chris Guillebeau

Making some extra money by finding a side gig and having a main job? Sounds good to me. I decided on a whim to try out Guillebeau's book and see if it might give me ideas on how I could somehow find a way to make some extra cash while trying to hold down another job. Couldn't hurt in this economy.

 

Don't have much experience with these types of books but Guillebeau lays out a plan for how one can take an idea and make it a successful side job from concept to execution. How to take it day by day and laying out a basic framework for someone to find a way to use a skill to translate to another job.

 

That's basically it. I wasn't sure what to expect from the book or really thought about what skills I have to leverage into another part time gig so I'm not sure how to rate the book. I did feel that in some ways it was very simplistic and it's really more for people who already have an idea of how they can turn their idea or skill or experience into something that pays but isn't something that needs or can sustain in a way a full-time job would. If you're already a self-starter or need a little push this might be a good book to check out. 

 

Borrow from the library. I'd suspect that this might be something that is initially useful but only helps someone so far and isn't necessarily a keeper to have.

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review 2017-10-22 15:17
Neurodiversity, Judy Singer
NeuroDiversity: The Birth of an Idea - J... NeuroDiversity: The Birth of an Idea - Judy Reene Singer

Singer claims to have coined the term "neurodiversity" in her undergrad thesis about autism, disability and society, which is printed here with a lengthy Introduction. It's a quick read and a worthwhile one from a historical perspective and for its blend of social commentary, autism advocacy and personal memoir.

It's interesting to note that the term "neurodiversity" now covers a much bigger range than just the categories of neurotypicals and autistic people/Aspies. It's been adopted as an umbrella to cover dyslexia, dyscalculia, dyspraxia, AD(H)D, stroke survivors and more. It's become an important social movement in less than twenty years but still needs much greater recognition and acceptance by society as a whole.

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text 2017-10-14 18:40
Reading progress update: I've read 52 out of 82 pages.
NeuroDiversity: The Birth of an Idea - J... NeuroDiversity: The Birth of an Idea - Judy Reene Singer

The autobiographical segment seethes with emotion.

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text 2017-10-09 18:42
Reading progress update: I've read 46 out of 82 pages.
NeuroDiversity: The Birth of an Idea - J... NeuroDiversity: The Birth of an Idea - Judy Reene Singer

Oh dear! Well that rapidly deteriorated - I'm not sure if it's all just nonsense or if I just don't know what she's talking about...

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text 2017-10-08 18:42
Reading progress update: I've read 34 out of 82 pages.
NeuroDiversity: The Birth of an Idea - J... NeuroDiversity: The Birth of an Idea - Judy Reene Singer

Singer talks about how language surrounding neurodiversity hadn't "crystallised" at the time of writing. Thankfully "autisitics" seems to have died. It's like referring to  people as "disableds." 

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