On February 17th- just under a month from now- my second book, Evil Plans launches. It’s pretty much the same format as the first book, Ignore Everybody i.e. 18,000 words or so, plus 100 or so cartoons. Like it says in the intro:
EVERYBODY NEEDS AN EVIL PLAN
Everybody needs an EVIL PLAN. Everybody needs that crazy, out-there idea that allows them to ACTUALLY start doing something they love, doing something that matters. Everybody needs an EVIL PLAN that gets them the hell out of the Rat Race, away from lousy bosses, away from boring, dead-end jobs that they hate. Life is short.
Every person who ever managed to do this, every person who managed to escape the cubical farm and start doing something interesting and meaningful, started off with their own EVIL PLAN. And yeah, pretty much everyone around them- friends, family, colleagues- thought they were nuts.
Thanks to the Internet, it has never been easier to have an EVIL PLAN, to make a great living, doing what you love, doing something that matters. My intention is that by the time you’ve finished reading this book, you will completely concur. More importantly, you’ll actually feel compelled enough to go and do something about it yourself, if you haven’t already.
Writing books doesn’t interest me, frankly. EVIL PLANS interest me. My own and other people’s.
The why and how of EVIL PLANS is a conversation worth having. That’s why I wrote the book. By no means the definitive answer, but a good place to start.
Like I said, it has never been easier to have an EVIL PLAN. Therefore, to not have one is almost criminal. It’s not like any of us are living as 17th Century Russian Serfs.
Life is short.
[PS: You can pre-order the book here etc.]
Congrats Hugh – planning to read. Do let us know when it’s available for order/preorder.
Thanks, Amrita, I’ve updated the post with the pre-order link.
Do you want to do another interview (part of the http://www.greatworkinterviews.com series) to support the launch? I’d be happy to do that with you.
And congratulations ~
Well done Hugh. Glad to see there’s an e-reader version as well. Good luck!
PS. My personal fave is the South African cab “Excelsior” by Robertson Winery.
Can’t wait to read this! I have EVIL in me! bwah hahahaha….
Muahaha. Holding my pinky to my mouth as I order my copy.
Thanks for pushing us all to be inspired.
Bravo! I would say that along with the internet, the “great recession” is making an Evil Plan not only possible, but necessary. Lots of people have already been cut loose from jobs they didn’t want in the first place. Now they have time on their hands to think about what they really want and hatch a Plan.
Looking forward to your book!
I’m counting the days, man. I was actually thinking “is Evil PLans” coming out soon?” this very morning. I know it’s gonna be another great book to read, re-read and give away to friends.
Yay, evil is sexy. Can’t wait to read it.
Congrats on the book. I am writing this on my current job while my own Evil Plan is in effect! Just perfect timming!!!
All the best from Brazil!
I’m excited. Waiting for this book to be out. And I’m looking forward to having it personally signed!
Bought the book yesterday and I’m already working on my evil plan..