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Show Your Work!

January 2, 2017

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Who Should Read it

Entrepreneurs, students, and anyone who has passion


Why Should We Read it

Showing our work helps us learn new skills, improve our craft, and invite people's feedback. Showing our work is also a good way to show case our skills to future employers and business partners. 


What Will We Learn

We will learn why we should show our work and how to effectively show it.


Book Summary


I got this book Show Your Work! 10 Ways to Share Your Creativity and Get Discovered by Austin Kleon in Thanksgiving 2016 from my friend, Sonali Mangal. Show Your Work! is a short book with only 215 pages but impactful words. 


"...we have to think from the audience's perspective and use our work to help people learn new skills or overcome challenges."


Mr. Kleon demonstrates a refreshing angle of showing our work. It does not mean that we have to talk about ourselves all the time. On the contrary, we have to think from the audience's perspective and use our work to help people learn new skills or overcome challenges. I like helping people, and I am sure that you do too. Mr. Kleon will show you how. 


If you don't have a chance to read this book, I made a short video to introduce and summarize this book. Hope it helps.




Sonali Mangal is the founder of Learn Educate Discover. Sonali interviews people from various occupations including management consulting, venture capital, data science, etc. Her work helps the audience have a better understanding of these careers. I would like to dedicate my first blog post to Sonali.



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