I had the pleasure of reading Scott Berkun‘s newest book – Mindfire: Big Ideas for Curious Minds. I was also forunate to get it for free in the short period of time where Scott gave it for free on his site, but this is not a guilty book review of getting the book for free.
Mindfire is a collection of 30 essays which Scott wrote in various places, mostly on his blog. The essays got cleaned up and preped for the book which made the reading very clean and flowing. Scott’s writing style is very flowing and funny and while it may seem at times as a self emporment / self help book it really isn’t.
I look at it more as a collection of percise and clear set of obersvations on the human condition and behavior alone and in a group. Some of the essays specifically talk about work related situtations, but in most cases you can apply some of the tips and wisdom of this book to almost any interaction with other people.
I really enjoyed reading it and in some situations fully sympathize with the eassy’s topic and resolution.