WRITING STYLE: 3/5
ENTERTAINMENT QUOTIENT: 3/5
When I first saw How to be Future Proof, I had some very different notions about what I would be reading in this one. Fortunately, how it turned out and what it was about was much better than my expectations.
It is a book that is meant for individuals and corporates that are somehow unaware of the changes that are impacting our workspaces.
Read on to know more about my thoughts on this book.
What to expect?
How to be Future Proof by Pritam Mahure is a book that urges everyone to be more pro-active.
Be it an individual, an organization or a government agency, the book has a thing or two for anyone who cares to learn. Expect to take away a variety of learnings which can be applied to both your personal and professional sphere.
It is true that the focus of the book is on AI and ML and how it is changing the job scenario at an ever-increasing but is equally true that the book has lessons to be implemented in one’s personal life too. For example, the importance of social media detox has been given a lot of focus and rightly so.
What about the writing style?
There are may things that make this book click.
First and foremost, like I always insist there is beauty in brevity and what better example to give than the book in question. Starting with a very short introduction including the objectives of the book, the author quickly moves onto the topic at hand.
The book is planned and structured very well with a lot of sections and chapters. Each chapter is brief and to-the-point, not wasting time and effort in unnecessary wordplay.
I also loved how the author has taken some very inspiring quotes and showcased them at the end of each chapter.
He also provides a list of further reading material in the bibliography section which he suggests (or rather insists) the reader to pick up.
In the end, How to be Future Proof is a book that left me with a lot of new learnings. It not only encouraged me to ponder over and revaluate myself and my work but also had me think about the ever-changing changing digital landscape.
While on one hand, it gives generic advice like be proactive, be prepared, always be eager to learn, unlearn and relearn etc. on the other hand, it specifically mentions the fields or professions in which the need to be prepared for the future is of paramount importance.
It is a book that reads like a summary of many important books. The chapters are small and concise and talk about only those things that are of utmost importance.
Is it an entertaining read?
The book makes for an easy and interesting read. It is not as in-depth as I had expected it to be but, in a nutshell, it does brace us for the changes that are coming our way and tells us a lot about how they might be impacting us in the coming future.
It definitely serves the purpose because just under 90 pages it manages to inspire the reader to be proactive, informed, alert and be open to new possibilities.
What’s the best part – it is all for free! Yes, the book is a free ebook that is available to anyone who wishes to download it, read it and gain from it.
Pick up the book
- If you are looking for free eBooks in the self-help genre.
- If you are looking for book that is quick, easy and a short read.
- If you are looking for a book that manages to motivate you in just over an hour.
- If you want to read about how the latest disruptive trends like AI and ML are going to impact you in the coming future.
Skip the book
- If you aren’t looking for a non-fiction.
- If you don’t enjoy books about personal growth and development.
- If you are looking for a more detailed book on the subject.
Can’t wait to read it? Get your free copy of How to Be Future Proof using this link.