How to Be a Complete and Utter Failure

How To Be a Complete and Utter Failure
Title: How to Be a Complete and Utter Failure
Author: Steve McDermot
Date Reviewed: 20th August 2008
10 out of 10
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How to Be a Complete and Utter Failure in Life, Work and Everything by Steve McDermott is another brilliant book of the same school as How To Be Brilliant. It is highly readable and, at times, laugh-out-loud funny. It takes the angle of telling you not to do certain things to ensure that you are a failure. Definitely one to give you a kick up the backside if you’ve been lacking motivation.

It doesn’t have such a structured approach as How To Be Brilliant, however you could easily note down the various steps and devise your own plan from it. What I really like about it is that it makes you look at things differently and pushes you to try things that you might have dismissed otherwise – I have to own up to being a bit too comfortable in my comfort zone at times, but this book reminds me that I need to push past it.

2 Responses

  1. Steve Butt says:

    I’m just finishing this book and have found it very useful. I have learnt some great new stuff and it has also reinforced things that I already do.

  2. Emily says:

    Thanks for the comment Steve. It’s a great book, isn’t it? If you enjoyed that you might also enjoy How To Be Brilliant by Michael Heppell. There’s also a review for that on here. I don’t know, I’ve mentioned that book so many times I should probably set up a Michael Heppell fan club…

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