How to Fight a Hydra: Face Your Fears, Pursue Your Ambitions, and Become the Hero You Are Destined to Be

How to Fight a Hydra: Face Your Fears, Pursue Your Ambitions, and Become the Hero You Are Destined to Be

A survival manual for ambitious artists entrepreneurs ADVENTURERS You have a Hydra: a grand, ambitious project you?ve always wanted to tackle. It feels overwhelming, unconquerable. Chop off one of a Hydra?s heads, and two more grow in its place. How will you ever defeat such a terrifying monstrosity ? and live to tell the tale?   In this illuminating fable, productivity ex A survival manual for ambitious artists entrepreneurs ADVENTURERS You have a Hydra: a grand, ambit...

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Title:How to Fight a Hydra: Face Your Fears, Pursue Your Ambitions, and Become the Hero You Are Destined to Be
Author:Josh Kaufman
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Genres:Business
ISBN:B07J57YF47
Format Type:Kindle Edition
Number of Pages:127 pages pages

How to Fight a Hydra: Face Your Fears, Pursue Your Ambitions, and Become the Hero You Are Destined to Be Reviews

  • Duke DeLaet
    Dec 08, 2018

    A short and sweet book about the adventurer's lifestyle---about facing your fears and accomplishing great things. I read it in about half an hour, and it lands at exactly the right length. Invaluable advice for taking risks and achieving greatness. ...

    The real hydras are Josh Kaufman's books. Every time you finish reading one of his books, he tasks you with reading a bunch of other great books. I'm still fighting "Personal MBA" hydra (97 book recommendations), "How to Fight a Hydra" gives another 7. If I read one more book fr...

    It was such a well written book with divisions that made it easy to pick up and continue. It only took about an hour to read, but I was bookmarking throughout. I felt the lessons came fast and the story was authentic. While it's allegorical fiction, it's so well done that you lose your...

    Interesting Read While reading I felt the philosophy of Bhagavad Gita in some places, in the end author mentioned it. It's a wake up call for those who are afraid of performing their duty, thinking about result even before starting ...

    Short and sweet. I have the Kindle copy but listened to the whole thing on Audible (around 1 hour and 30 minutes) during several commutes in one day. What it's about The core part of the story is the main character's pursuit of the hydra. (The audiobook narrated that part in roug...

    What an AMAZING book to complete my reading challenge with! This book is Phenomenal!! I have never in my life, felt more understood. This book just hit Sooooooo close to home for me because I am one of the "Adventurers", Entrepreneurs, and dream chasers this book is modeled after. I ha...

    Fighting the hydra! I like Josh Kaufman's writing and approach so was expecting a good read, however two things are slightly disappointing.First the length of the book- it could have easily made a full length book on tackling complex and uncertain tasks. Having said that this book h...

    Imagine if your science teachers could teach you about gravity, magnetism and sound waves, never mention typical sciance words. I am sure, you would enjoy the classes more and learn more. And that is exactly what Josh Kaufman does with his latest book. He takes something abstract as p...

    Great metaphor on many levels Overall a great metaphor for the adventures of life and business! Also enjoyed the discussions of Lakoff's book...he and the book were the bases for one of my most fascinating Berkeley courses. Language is nicely crafted, lofty without being overdone. T...

    Original and enjoyable This was original. A very short and easy read, but one worth perusing again and contemplating. Kaufman is right: metaphor is powerful and helpful in addressing challenges in life and work. Bravo! ...

    A quick boost of motivation!! This tiny book packs a big powerful punch that would surely knock the biggest of hydra on its (their?) butt. A must read for anyone struggling to take that big plunge. ...

    Life as a hydra I enjoyed reading this and felt it was a very apt way to look at the problems we face. It was a fast read but full of meaning. The bibliography was also an excellent reading list. ...

    A short but a gem of a book. Right up there with other inspirational classics such as "As a Man Thinketh" or "The Richest Man in Babylon." It may seem as a simple book at first glance, but there is a lot to absorb and does warrant many rereads. ...

    Great Read Don?t be fooled by this quick read. The book is full of useful advice to overcome doubt, fear, and hesitation. ...

    A new take on the perils, hardship and struggles of the business world encapsulated in a fantastical journey . A great read . ...

    An interesting tale that shows how to handle an objective in your life especially if there is to be hardship involved from the perspective of an adventurer. ...

    Great reflections for when change or learning gets hard. Highly recommended motivational story. You can finish the book over a cup of coffee. ...

    Enjoyable read. Short but inspirational reminders. Easy to read in an hour, but would be better consumed in bites daily. Good adventuring. ...

    this was a good little story. meaningful to me. dig the cover. metaphorically describes a lot that i endured over the times since my surgery. ...

    It?s a short book that I read in about an hour but the premise was fantastic. I love having the setting as a medieval warrior going to battle that teaches you about entrepreneurship. ...

    That was fun :) ...

    Pretty good book I would recomen this book if you are looking for I spy. Try the audio book, it?s way better. M ...

    It is a short book but I think it's the exact right length. It kept my interest throughout and gave me some inspiration to finally start a project I have been preparing for *wink wink* for ages. ...

    DOPE A dope, insightful read. The analogy was right on the money and put the fear and struggle of entrepreneurship and the like into perspective. ...

    A fun little read about doing things in life that are scary and the practice and learning that they take to accomplish. ...

    Badass A light hero story turned productivity manual. Excellent. Hydra are formidable, and heroes are to act, even in the face of risk. ...

  • Cristobal
    Oct 27, 2018

    A short and sweet book about the adventurer's lifestyle---about facing your fears and accomplishing great things. I read it in about half an hour, and it lands at exactly the right length. Invaluable advice for taking risks and achieving greatness. ...

    The real hydras are Josh Kaufman's books. Every time you finish reading one of his books, he tasks you with reading a bunch of other great books. I'm still fighting "Personal MBA" hydra (97 book recommendations), "How to Fight a Hydra" gives another 7. If I read one more book fr...

    It was such a well written book with divisions that made it easy to pick up and continue. It only took about an hour to read, but I was bookmarking throughout. I felt the lessons came fast and the story was authentic. While it's allegorical fiction, it's so well done that you lose your...

    Interesting Read While reading I felt the philosophy of Bhagavad Gita in some places, in the end author mentioned it. It's a wake up call for those who are afraid of performing their duty, thinking about result even before starting ...

    Short and sweet. I have the Kindle copy but listened to the whole thing on Audible (around 1 hour and 30 minutes) during several commutes in one day. What it's about The core part of the story is the main character's pursuit of the hydra. (The audiobook narrated that part in roug...

    What an AMAZING book to complete my reading challenge with! This book is Phenomenal!! I have never in my life, felt more understood. This book just hit Sooooooo close to home for me because I am one of the "Adventurers", Entrepreneurs, and dream chasers this book is modeled after. I ha...

    Fighting the hydra! I like Josh Kaufman's writing and approach so was expecting a good read, however two things are slightly disappointing.First the length of the book- it could have easily made a full length book on tackling complex and uncertain tasks. Having said that this book h...

    Imagine if your science teachers could teach you about gravity, magnetism and sound waves, never mention typical sciance words. I am sure, you would enjoy the classes more and learn more. And that is exactly what Josh Kaufman does with his latest book. He takes something abstract as p...

    Great metaphor on many levels Overall a great metaphor for the adventures of life and business! Also enjoyed the discussions of Lakoff's book...he and the book were the bases for one of my most fascinating Berkeley courses. Language is nicely crafted, lofty without being overdone. T...

    Original and enjoyable This was original. A very short and easy read, but one worth perusing again and contemplating. Kaufman is right: metaphor is powerful and helpful in addressing challenges in life and work. Bravo! ...

    A quick boost of motivation!! This tiny book packs a big powerful punch that would surely knock the biggest of hydra on its (their?) butt. A must read for anyone struggling to take that big plunge. ...

    Life as a hydra I enjoyed reading this and felt it was a very apt way to look at the problems we face. It was a fast read but full of meaning. The bibliography was also an excellent reading list. ...

    A short but a gem of a book. Right up there with other inspirational classics such as "As a Man Thinketh" or "The Richest Man in Babylon." It may seem as a simple book at first glance, but there is a lot to absorb and does warrant many rereads. ...

  • George Andrews III
    Dec 02, 2018

    A short and sweet book about the adventurer's lifestyle---about facing your fears and accomplishing great things. I read it in about half an hour, and it lands at exactly the right length. Invaluable advice for taking risks and achieving greatness. ...

    The real hydras are Josh Kaufman's books. Every time you finish reading one of his books, he tasks you with reading a bunch of other great books. I'm still fighting "Personal MBA" hydra (97 book recommendations), "How to Fight a Hydra" gives another 7. If I read one more book fr...

    It was such a well written book with divisions that made it easy to pick up and continue. It only took about an hour to read, but I was bookmarking throughout. I felt the lessons came fast and the story was authentic. While it's allegorical fiction, it's so well done that you lose your...

    Interesting Read While reading I felt the philosophy of Bhagavad Gita in some places, in the end author mentioned it. It's a wake up call for those who are afraid of performing their duty, thinking about result even before starting ...

    Short and sweet. I have the Kindle copy but listened to the whole thing on Audible (around 1 hour and 30 minutes) during several commutes in one day. What it's about The core part of the story is the main character's pursuit of the hydra. (The audiobook narrated that part in roug...

    What an AMAZING book to complete my reading challenge with! This book is Phenomenal!! I have never in my life, felt more understood. This book just hit Sooooooo close to home for me because I am one of the "Adventurers", Entrepreneurs, and dream chasers this book is modeled after. I ha...

    Fighting the hydra! I like Josh Kaufman's writing and approach so was expecting a good read, however two things are slightly disappointing.First the length of the book- it could have easily made a full length book on tackling complex and uncertain tasks. Having said that this book h...

    Imagine if your science teachers could teach you about gravity, magnetism and sound waves, never mention typical sciance words. I am sure, you would enjoy the classes more and learn more. And that is exactly what Josh Kaufman does with his latest book. He takes something abstract as p...

    Great metaphor on many levels Overall a great metaphor for the adventures of life and business! Also enjoyed the discussions of Lakoff's book...he and the book were the bases for one of my most fascinating Berkeley courses. Language is nicely crafted, lofty without being overdone. T...

    Original and enjoyable This was original. A very short and easy read, but one worth perusing again and contemplating. Kaufman is right: metaphor is powerful and helpful in addressing challenges in life and work. Bravo! ...

    A quick boost of motivation!! This tiny book packs a big powerful punch that would surely knock the biggest of hydra on its (their?) butt. A must read for anyone struggling to take that big plunge. ...

    Life as a hydra I enjoyed reading this and felt it was a very apt way to look at the problems we face. It was a fast read but full of meaning. The bibliography was also an excellent reading list. ...

    A short but a gem of a book. Right up there with other inspirational classics such as "As a Man Thinketh" or "The Richest Man in Babylon." It may seem as a simple book at first glance, but there is a lot to absorb and does warrant many rereads. ...

    Great Read Don?t be fooled by this quick read. The book is full of useful advice to overcome doubt, fear, and hesitation. ...

    A new take on the perils, hardship and struggles of the business world encapsulated in a fantastical journey . A great read . ...

    An interesting tale that shows how to handle an objective in your life especially if there is to be hardship involved from the perspective of an adventurer. ...

    Great reflections for when change or learning gets hard. Highly recommended motivational story. You can finish the book over a cup of coffee. ...

    Enjoyable read. Short but inspirational reminders. Easy to read in an hour, but would be better consumed in bites daily. Good adventuring. ...

  • Kyle
    Oct 26, 2018

    A short and sweet book about the adventurer's lifestyle---about facing your fears and accomplishing great things. I read it in about half an hour, and it lands at exactly the right length. Invaluable advice for taking risks and achieving greatness. ...

    The real hydras are Josh Kaufman's books. Every time you finish reading one of his books, he tasks you with reading a bunch of other great books. I'm still fighting "Personal MBA" hydra (97 book recommendations), "How to Fight a Hydra" gives another 7. If I read one more book fr...

    It was such a well written book with divisions that made it easy to pick up and continue. It only took about an hour to read, but I was bookmarking throughout. I felt the lessons came fast and the story was authentic. While it's allegorical fiction, it's so well done that you lose your...

    Interesting Read While reading I felt the philosophy of Bhagavad Gita in some places, in the end author mentioned it. It's a wake up call for those who are afraid of performing their duty, thinking about result even before starting ...

    Short and sweet. I have the Kindle copy but listened to the whole thing on Audible (around 1 hour and 30 minutes) during several commutes in one day. What it's about The core part of the story is the main character's pursuit of the hydra. (The audiobook narrated that part in roug...

  • Brandon Cole
    Dec 02, 2018

    A short and sweet book about the adventurer's lifestyle---about facing your fears and accomplishing great things. I read it in about half an hour, and it lands at exactly the right length. Invaluable advice for taking risks and achieving greatness. ...

    The real hydras are Josh Kaufman's books. Every time you finish reading one of his books, he tasks you with reading a bunch of other great books. I'm still fighting "Personal MBA" hydra (97 book recommendations), "How to Fight a Hydra" gives another 7. If I read one more book fr...

    It was such a well written book with divisions that made it easy to pick up and continue. It only took about an hour to read, but I was bookmarking throughout. I felt the lessons came fast and the story was authentic. While it's allegorical fiction, it's so well done that you lose your...

    Interesting Read While reading I felt the philosophy of Bhagavad Gita in some places, in the end author mentioned it. It's a wake up call for those who are afraid of performing their duty, thinking about result even before starting ...

    Short and sweet. I have the Kindle copy but listened to the whole thing on Audible (around 1 hour and 30 minutes) during several commutes in one day. What it's about The core part of the story is the main character's pursuit of the hydra. (The audiobook narrated that part in roug...

    What an AMAZING book to complete my reading challenge with! This book is Phenomenal!! I have never in my life, felt more understood. This book just hit Sooooooo close to home for me because I am one of the "Adventurers", Entrepreneurs, and dream chasers this book is modeled after. I ha...

    Fighting the hydra! I like Josh Kaufman's writing and approach so was expecting a good read, however two things are slightly disappointing.First the length of the book- it could have easily made a full length book on tackling complex and uncertain tasks. Having said that this book h...

    Imagine if your science teachers could teach you about gravity, magnetism and sound waves, never mention typical sciance words. I am sure, you would enjoy the classes more and learn more. And that is exactly what Josh Kaufman does with his latest book. He takes something abstract as p...

    Great metaphor on many levels Overall a great metaphor for the adventures of life and business! Also enjoyed the discussions of Lakoff's book...he and the book were the bases for one of my most fascinating Berkeley courses. Language is nicely crafted, lofty without being overdone. T...

    Original and enjoyable This was original. A very short and easy read, but one worth perusing again and contemplating. Kaufman is right: metaphor is powerful and helpful in addressing challenges in life and work. Bravo! ...

    A quick boost of motivation!! This tiny book packs a big powerful punch that would surely knock the biggest of hydra on its (their?) butt. A must read for anyone struggling to take that big plunge. ...

    Life as a hydra I enjoyed reading this and felt it was a very apt way to look at the problems we face. It was a fast read but full of meaning. The bibliography was also an excellent reading list. ...

    A short but a gem of a book. Right up there with other inspirational classics such as "As a Man Thinketh" or "The Richest Man in Babylon." It may seem as a simple book at first glance, but there is a lot to absorb and does warrant many rereads. ...

    Great Read Don?t be fooled by this quick read. The book is full of useful advice to overcome doubt, fear, and hesitation. ...

    A new take on the perils, hardship and struggles of the business world encapsulated in a fantastical journey . A great read . ...

    An interesting tale that shows how to handle an objective in your life especially if there is to be hardship involved from the perspective of an adventurer. ...

    Great reflections for when change or learning gets hard. Highly recommended motivational story. You can finish the book over a cup of coffee. ...

    Enjoyable read. Short but inspirational reminders. Easy to read in an hour, but would be better consumed in bites daily. Good adventuring. ...

    this was a good little story. meaningful to me. dig the cover. metaphorically describes a lot that i endured over the times since my surgery. ...

    It?s a short book that I read in about an hour but the premise was fantastic. I love having the setting as a medieval warrior going to battle that teaches you about entrepreneurship. ...

    That was fun :) ...

    Pretty good book I would recomen this book if you are looking for I spy. Try the audio book, it?s way better. M ...

    It is a short book but I think it's the exact right length. It kept my interest throughout and gave me some inspiration to finally start a project I have been preparing for *wink wink* for ages. ...

    DOPE A dope, insightful read. The analogy was right on the money and put the fear and struggle of entrepreneurship and the like into perspective. ...

    A fun little read about doing things in life that are scary and the practice and learning that they take to accomplish. ...

  • Sam
    Oct 23, 2018

    A short and sweet book about the adventurer's lifestyle---about facing your fears and accomplishing great things. I read it in about half an hour, and it lands at exactly the right length. Invaluable advice for taking risks and achieving greatness. ...

    The real hydras are Josh Kaufman's books. Every time you finish reading one of his books, he tasks you with reading a bunch of other great books. I'm still fighting "Personal MBA" hydra (97 book recommendations), "How to Fight a Hydra" gives another 7. If I read one more book fr...

    It was such a well written book with divisions that made it easy to pick up and continue. It only took about an hour to read, but I was bookmarking throughout. I felt the lessons came fast and the story was authentic. While it's allegorical fiction, it's so well done that you lose your...

    Interesting Read While reading I felt the philosophy of Bhagavad Gita in some places, in the end author mentioned it. It's a wake up call for those who are afraid of performing their duty, thinking about result even before starting ...

    Short and sweet. I have the Kindle copy but listened to the whole thing on Audible (around 1 hour and 30 minutes) during several commutes in one day. What it's about The core part of the story is the main character's pursuit of the hydra. (The audiobook narrated that part in roug...

    What an AMAZING book to complete my reading challenge with! This book is Phenomenal!! I have never in my life, felt more understood. This book just hit Sooooooo close to home for me because I am one of the "Adventurers", Entrepreneurs, and dream chasers this book is modeled after. I ha...

    Fighting the hydra! I like Josh Kaufman's writing and approach so was expecting a good read, however two things are slightly disappointing.First the length of the book- it could have easily made a full length book on tackling complex and uncertain tasks. Having said that this book h...

    Imagine if your science teachers could teach you about gravity, magnetism and sound waves, never mention typical sciance words. I am sure, you would enjoy the classes more and learn more. And that is exactly what Josh Kaufman does with his latest book. He takes something abstract as p...

    Great metaphor on many levels Overall a great metaphor for the adventures of life and business! Also enjoyed the discussions of Lakoff's book...he and the book were the bases for one of my most fascinating Berkeley courses. Language is nicely crafted, lofty without being overdone. T...

    Original and enjoyable This was original. A very short and easy read, but one worth perusing again and contemplating. Kaufman is right: metaphor is powerful and helpful in addressing challenges in life and work. Bravo! ...

    A quick boost of motivation!! This tiny book packs a big powerful punch that would surely knock the biggest of hydra on its (their?) butt. A must read for anyone struggling to take that big plunge. ...

    Life as a hydra I enjoyed reading this and felt it was a very apt way to look at the problems we face. It was a fast read but full of meaning. The bibliography was also an excellent reading list. ...

    A short but a gem of a book. Right up there with other inspirational classics such as "As a Man Thinketh" or "The Richest Man in Babylon." It may seem as a simple book at first glance, but there is a lot to absorb and does warrant many rereads. ...

    Great Read Don?t be fooled by this quick read. The book is full of useful advice to overcome doubt, fear, and hesitation. ...

    A new take on the perils, hardship and struggles of the business world encapsulated in a fantastical journey . A great read . ...

    An interesting tale that shows how to handle an objective in your life especially if there is to be hardship involved from the perspective of an adventurer. ...

    Great reflections for when change or learning gets hard. Highly recommended motivational story. You can finish the book over a cup of coffee. ...

    Enjoyable read. Short but inspirational reminders. Easy to read in an hour, but would be better consumed in bites daily. Good adventuring. ...

    this was a good little story. meaningful to me. dig the cover. metaphorically describes a lot that i endured over the times since my surgery. ...

    It?s a short book that I read in about an hour but the premise was fantastic. I love having the setting as a medieval warrior going to battle that teaches you about entrepreneurship. ...

    That was fun :) ...

    Pretty good book I would recomen this book if you are looking for I spy. Try the audio book, it?s way better. M ...

    It is a short book but I think it's the exact right length. It kept my interest throughout and gave me some inspiration to finally start a project I have been preparing for *wink wink* for ages. ...

    DOPE A dope, insightful read. The analogy was right on the money and put the fear and struggle of entrepreneurship and the like into perspective. ...

    A fun little read about doing things in life that are scary and the practice and learning that they take to accomplish. ...

    Badass A light hero story turned productivity manual. Excellent. Hydra are formidable, and heroes are to act, even in the face of risk. ...

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  • Eperdu
    Nov 29, 2018

    A short and sweet book about the adventurer's lifestyle---about facing your fears and accomplishing great things. I read it in about half an hour, and it lands at exactly the right length. Invaluable advice for taking risks and achieving greatness. ...

    The real hydras are Josh Kaufman's books. Every time you finish reading one of his books, he tasks you with reading a bunch of other great books. I'm still fighting "Personal MBA" hydra (97 book recommendations), "How to Fight a Hydra" gives another 7. If I read one more book fr...

    It was such a well written book with divisions that made it easy to pick up and continue. It only took about an hour to read, but I was bookmarking throughout. I felt the lessons came fast and the story was authentic. While it's allegorical fiction, it's so well done that you lose your...

    Interesting Read While reading I felt the philosophy of Bhagavad Gita in some places, in the end author mentioned it. It's a wake up call for those who are afraid of performing their duty, thinking about result even before starting ...

    Short and sweet. I have the Kindle copy but listened to the whole thing on Audible (around 1 hour and 30 minutes) during several commutes in one day. What it's about The core part of the story is the main character's pursuit of the hydra. (The audiobook narrated that part in roug...

    What an AMAZING book to complete my reading challenge with! This book is Phenomenal!! I have never in my life, felt more understood. This book just hit Sooooooo close to home for me because I am one of the "Adventurers", Entrepreneurs, and dream chasers this book is modeled after. I ha...

    Fighting the hydra! I like Josh Kaufman's writing and approach so was expecting a good read, however two things are slightly disappointing.First the length of the book- it could have easily made a full length book on tackling complex and uncertain tasks. Having said that this book h...

    Imagine if your science teachers could teach you about gravity, magnetism and sound waves, never mention typical sciance words. I am sure, you would enjoy the classes more and learn more. And that is exactly what Josh Kaufman does with his latest book. He takes something abstract as p...

    Great metaphor on many levels Overall a great metaphor for the adventures of life and business! Also enjoyed the discussions of Lakoff's book...he and the book were the bases for one of my most fascinating Berkeley courses. Language is nicely crafted, lofty without being overdone. T...

    Original and enjoyable This was original. A very short and easy read, but one worth perusing again and contemplating. Kaufman is right: metaphor is powerful and helpful in addressing challenges in life and work. Bravo! ...

    A quick boost of motivation!! This tiny book packs a big powerful punch that would surely knock the biggest of hydra on its (their?) butt. A must read for anyone struggling to take that big plunge. ...

    Life as a hydra I enjoyed reading this and felt it was a very apt way to look at the problems we face. It was a fast read but full of meaning. The bibliography was also an excellent reading list. ...

  • Paulius
    Nov 14, 2018

    A short and sweet book about the adventurer's lifestyle---about facing your fears and accomplishing great things. I read it in about half an hour, and it lands at exactly the right length. Invaluable advice for taking risks and achieving greatness. ...

    The real hydras are Josh Kaufman's books. Every time you finish reading one of his books, he tasks you with reading a bunch of other great books. I'm still fighting "Personal MBA" hydra (97 book recommendations), "How to Fight a Hydra" gives another 7. If I read one more book fr...

  • Venkat
    Nov 03, 2018

    A short and sweet book about the adventurer's lifestyle---about facing your fears and accomplishing great things. I read it in about half an hour, and it lands at exactly the right length. Invaluable advice for taking risks and achieving greatness. ...

    The real hydras are Josh Kaufman's books. Every time you finish reading one of his books, he tasks you with reading a bunch of other great books. I'm still fighting "Personal MBA" hydra (97 book recommendations), "How to Fight a Hydra" gives another 7. If I read one more book fr...

    It was such a well written book with divisions that made it easy to pick up and continue. It only took about an hour to read, but I was bookmarking throughout. I felt the lessons came fast and the story was authentic. While it's allegorical fiction, it's so well done that you lose your...

    Interesting Read While reading I felt the philosophy of Bhagavad Gita in some places, in the end author mentioned it. It's a wake up call for those who are afraid of performing their duty, thinking about result even before starting ...

  • Santino Maguire
    Nov 02, 2018

    A short and sweet book about the adventurer's lifestyle---about facing your fears and accomplishing great things. I read it in about half an hour, and it lands at exactly the right length. Invaluable advice for taking risks and achieving greatness. ...

  • Eric Barnes
    Oct 28, 2018

    A short and sweet book about the adventurer's lifestyle---about facing your fears and accomplishing great things. I read it in about half an hour, and it lands at exactly the right length. Invaluable advice for taking risks and achieving greatness. ...

    The real hydras are Josh Kaufman's books. Every time you finish reading one of his books, he tasks you with reading a bunch of other great books. I'm still fighting "Personal MBA" hydra (97 book recommendations), "How to Fight a Hydra" gives another 7. If I read one more book fr...

    It was such a well written book with divisions that made it easy to pick up and continue. It only took about an hour to read, but I was bookmarking throughout. I felt the lessons came fast and the story was authentic. While it's allegorical fiction, it's so well done that you lose your...

    Interesting Read While reading I felt the philosophy of Bhagavad Gita in some places, in the end author mentioned it. It's a wake up call for those who are afraid of performing their duty, thinking about result even before starting ...

    Short and sweet. I have the Kindle copy but listened to the whole thing on Audible (around 1 hour and 30 minutes) during several commutes in one day. What it's about The core part of the story is the main character's pursuit of the hydra. (The audiobook narrated that part in roug...

    What an AMAZING book to complete my reading challenge with! This book is Phenomenal!! I have never in my life, felt more understood. This book just hit Sooooooo close to home for me because I am one of the "Adventurers", Entrepreneurs, and dream chasers this book is modeled after. I ha...

    Fighting the hydra! I like Josh Kaufman's writing and approach so was expecting a good read, however two things are slightly disappointing.First the length of the book- it could have easily made a full length book on tackling complex and uncertain tasks. Having said that this book h...

    Imagine if your science teachers could teach you about gravity, magnetism and sound waves, never mention typical sciance words. I am sure, you would enjoy the classes more and learn more. And that is exactly what Josh Kaufman does with his latest book. He takes something abstract as p...

    Great metaphor on many levels Overall a great metaphor for the adventures of life and business! Also enjoyed the discussions of Lakoff's book...he and the book were the bases for one of my most fascinating Berkeley courses. Language is nicely crafted, lofty without being overdone. T...

    Original and enjoyable This was original. A very short and easy read, but one worth perusing again and contemplating. Kaufman is right: metaphor is powerful and helpful in addressing challenges in life and work. Bravo! ...

    A quick boost of motivation!! This tiny book packs a big powerful punch that would surely knock the biggest of hydra on its (their?) butt. A must read for anyone struggling to take that big plunge. ...

    Life as a hydra I enjoyed reading this and felt it was a very apt way to look at the problems we face. It was a fast read but full of meaning. The bibliography was also an excellent reading list. ...

    A short but a gem of a book. Right up there with other inspirational classics such as "As a Man Thinketh" or "The Richest Man in Babylon." It may seem as a simple book at first glance, but there is a lot to absorb and does warrant many rereads. ...

    Great Read Don?t be fooled by this quick read. The book is full of useful advice to overcome doubt, fear, and hesitation. ...

    A new take on the perils, hardship and struggles of the business world encapsulated in a fantastical journey . A great read . ...

    An interesting tale that shows how to handle an objective in your life especially if there is to be hardship involved from the perspective of an adventurer. ...

    Great reflections for when change or learning gets hard. Highly recommended motivational story. You can finish the book over a cup of coffee. ...

    Enjoyable read. Short but inspirational reminders. Easy to read in an hour, but would be better consumed in bites daily. Good adventuring. ...

    this was a good little story. meaningful to me. dig the cover. metaphorically describes a lot that i endured over the times since my surgery. ...

    It?s a short book that I read in about an hour but the premise was fantastic. I love having the setting as a medieval warrior going to battle that teaches you about entrepreneurship. ...

  • Valentin Cristea
    Nov 26, 2018

    A short and sweet book about the adventurer's lifestyle---about facing your fears and accomplishing great things. I read it in about half an hour, and it lands at exactly the right length. Invaluable advice for taking risks and achieving greatness. ...

    The real hydras are Josh Kaufman's books. Every time you finish reading one of his books, he tasks you with reading a bunch of other great books. I'm still fighting "Personal MBA" hydra (97 book recommendations), "How to Fight a Hydra" gives another 7. If I read one more book fr...

    It was such a well written book with divisions that made it easy to pick up and continue. It only took about an hour to read, but I was bookmarking throughout. I felt the lessons came fast and the story was authentic. While it's allegorical fiction, it's so well done that you lose your...

    Interesting Read While reading I felt the philosophy of Bhagavad Gita in some places, in the end author mentioned it. It's a wake up call for those who are afraid of performing their duty, thinking about result even before starting ...

    Short and sweet. I have the Kindle copy but listened to the whole thing on Audible (around 1 hour and 30 minutes) during several commutes in one day. What it's about The core part of the story is the main character's pursuit of the hydra. (The audiobook narrated that part in roug...

    What an AMAZING book to complete my reading challenge with! This book is Phenomenal!! I have never in my life, felt more understood. This book just hit Sooooooo close to home for me because I am one of the "Adventurers", Entrepreneurs, and dream chasers this book is modeled after. I ha...

    Fighting the hydra! I like Josh Kaufman's writing and approach so was expecting a good read, however two things are slightly disappointing.First the length of the book- it could have easily made a full length book on tackling complex and uncertain tasks. Having said that this book h...

    Imagine if your science teachers could teach you about gravity, magnetism and sound waves, never mention typical sciance words. I am sure, you would enjoy the classes more and learn more. And that is exactly what Josh Kaufman does with his latest book. He takes something abstract as p...

    Great metaphor on many levels Overall a great metaphor for the adventures of life and business! Also enjoyed the discussions of Lakoff's book...he and the book were the bases for one of my most fascinating Berkeley courses. Language is nicely crafted, lofty without being overdone. T...

    Original and enjoyable This was original. A very short and easy read, but one worth perusing again and contemplating. Kaufman is right: metaphor is powerful and helpful in addressing challenges in life and work. Bravo! ...

    A quick boost of motivation!! This tiny book packs a big powerful punch that would surely knock the biggest of hydra on its (their?) butt. A must read for anyone struggling to take that big plunge. ...

    Life as a hydra I enjoyed reading this and felt it was a very apt way to look at the problems we face. It was a fast read but full of meaning. The bibliography was also an excellent reading list. ...

    A short but a gem of a book. Right up there with other inspirational classics such as "As a Man Thinketh" or "The Richest Man in Babylon." It may seem as a simple book at first glance, but there is a lot to absorb and does warrant many rereads. ...

    Great Read Don?t be fooled by this quick read. The book is full of useful advice to overcome doubt, fear, and hesitation. ...

    A new take on the perils, hardship and struggles of the business world encapsulated in a fantastical journey . A great read . ...

    An interesting tale that shows how to handle an objective in your life especially if there is to be hardship involved from the perspective of an adventurer. ...

    Great reflections for when change or learning gets hard. Highly recommended motivational story. You can finish the book over a cup of coffee. ...

    Enjoyable read. Short but inspirational reminders. Easy to read in an hour, but would be better consumed in bites daily. Good adventuring. ...

    this was a good little story. meaningful to me. dig the cover. metaphorically describes a lot that i endured over the times since my surgery. ...

    It?s a short book that I read in about an hour but the premise was fantastic. I love having the setting as a medieval warrior going to battle that teaches you about entrepreneurship. ...

    That was fun :) ...

  • Maya Gopalakrishnan
    Dec 01, 2018

    A short and sweet book about the adventurer's lifestyle---about facing your fears and accomplishing great things. I read it in about half an hour, and it lands at exactly the right length. Invaluable advice for taking risks and achieving greatness. ...

    The real hydras are Josh Kaufman's books. Every time you finish reading one of his books, he tasks you with reading a bunch of other great books. I'm still fighting "Personal MBA" hydra (97 book recommendations), "How to Fight a Hydra" gives another 7. If I read one more book fr...

    It was such a well written book with divisions that made it easy to pick up and continue. It only took about an hour to read, but I was bookmarking throughout. I felt the lessons came fast and the story was authentic. While it's allegorical fiction, it's so well done that you lose your...

    Interesting Read While reading I felt the philosophy of Bhagavad Gita in some places, in the end author mentioned it. It's a wake up call for those who are afraid of performing their duty, thinking about result even before starting ...

    Short and sweet. I have the Kindle copy but listened to the whole thing on Audible (around 1 hour and 30 minutes) during several commutes in one day. What it's about The core part of the story is the main character's pursuit of the hydra. (The audiobook narrated that part in roug...

    What an AMAZING book to complete my reading challenge with! This book is Phenomenal!! I have never in my life, felt more understood. This book just hit Sooooooo close to home for me because I am one of the "Adventurers", Entrepreneurs, and dream chasers this book is modeled after. I ha...

    Fighting the hydra! I like Josh Kaufman's writing and approach so was expecting a good read, however two things are slightly disappointing.First the length of the book- it could have easily made a full length book on tackling complex and uncertain tasks. Having said that this book h...

  • Chelbea Razvan
    Oct 23, 2018

    A short and sweet book about the adventurer's lifestyle---about facing your fears and accomplishing great things. I read it in about half an hour, and it lands at exactly the right length. Invaluable advice for taking risks and achieving greatness. ...

    The real hydras are Josh Kaufman's books. Every time you finish reading one of his books, he tasks you with reading a bunch of other great books. I'm still fighting "Personal MBA" hydra (97 book recommendations), "How to Fight a Hydra" gives another 7. If I read one more book fr...

    It was such a well written book with divisions that made it easy to pick up and continue. It only took about an hour to read, but I was bookmarking throughout. I felt the lessons came fast and the story was authentic. While it's allegorical fiction, it's so well done that you lose your...

    Interesting Read While reading I felt the philosophy of Bhagavad Gita in some places, in the end author mentioned it. It's a wake up call for those who are afraid of performing their duty, thinking about result even before starting ...

    Short and sweet. I have the Kindle copy but listened to the whole thing on Audible (around 1 hour and 30 minutes) during several commutes in one day. What it's about The core part of the story is the main character's pursuit of the hydra. (The audiobook narrated that part in roug...

    What an AMAZING book to complete my reading challenge with! This book is Phenomenal!! I have never in my life, felt more understood. This book just hit Sooooooo close to home for me because I am one of the "Adventurers", Entrepreneurs, and dream chasers this book is modeled after. I ha...

    Fighting the hydra! I like Josh Kaufman's writing and approach so was expecting a good read, however two things are slightly disappointing.First the length of the book- it could have easily made a full length book on tackling complex and uncertain tasks. Having said that this book h...

    Imagine if your science teachers could teach you about gravity, magnetism and sound waves, never mention typical sciance words. I am sure, you would enjoy the classes more and learn more. And that is exactly what Josh Kaufman does with his latest book. He takes something abstract as p...

    Great metaphor on many levels Overall a great metaphor for the adventures of life and business! Also enjoyed the discussions of Lakoff's book...he and the book were the bases for one of my most fascinating Berkeley courses. Language is nicely crafted, lofty without being overdone. T...

    Original and enjoyable This was original. A very short and easy read, but one worth perusing again and contemplating. Kaufman is right: metaphor is powerful and helpful in addressing challenges in life and work. Bravo! ...

    A quick boost of motivation!! This tiny book packs a big powerful punch that would surely knock the biggest of hydra on its (their?) butt. A must read for anyone struggling to take that big plunge. ...

    Life as a hydra I enjoyed reading this and felt it was a very apt way to look at the problems we face. It was a fast read but full of meaning. The bibliography was also an excellent reading list. ...

    A short but a gem of a book. Right up there with other inspirational classics such as "As a Man Thinketh" or "The Richest Man in Babylon." It may seem as a simple book at first glance, but there is a lot to absorb and does warrant many rereads. ...

    Great Read Don?t be fooled by this quick read. The book is full of useful advice to overcome doubt, fear, and hesitation. ...

    A new take on the perils, hardship and struggles of the business world encapsulated in a fantastical journey . A great read . ...

    An interesting tale that shows how to handle an objective in your life especially if there is to be hardship involved from the perspective of an adventurer. ...

    Great reflections for when change or learning gets hard. Highly recommended motivational story. You can finish the book over a cup of coffee. ...

    Enjoyable read. Short but inspirational reminders. Easy to read in an hour, but would be better consumed in bites daily. Good adventuring. ...

    this was a good little story. meaningful to me. dig the cover. metaphorically describes a lot that i endured over the times since my surgery. ...

    It?s a short book that I read in about an hour but the premise was fantastic. I love having the setting as a medieval warrior going to battle that teaches you about entrepreneurship. ...

    That was fun :) ...

    Pretty good book I would recomen this book if you are looking for I spy. Try the audio book, it?s way better. M ...

    It is a short book but I think it's the exact right length. It kept my interest throughout and gave me some inspiration to finally start a project I have been preparing for *wink wink* for ages. ...

    DOPE A dope, insightful read. The analogy was right on the money and put the fear and struggle of entrepreneurship and the like into perspective. ...

    A fun little read about doing things in life that are scary and the practice and learning that they take to accomplish. ...

    Badass A light hero story turned productivity manual. Excellent. Hydra are formidable, and heroes are to act, even in the face of risk. ...

    ...

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  • Benjamin Adekunle-Raji
    Nov 18, 2018

    A short and sweet book about the adventurer's lifestyle---about facing your fears and accomplishing great things. I read it in about half an hour, and it lands at exactly the right length. Invaluable advice for taking risks and achieving greatness. ...

    The real hydras are Josh Kaufman's books. Every time you finish reading one of his books, he tasks you with reading a bunch of other great books. I'm still fighting "Personal MBA" hydra (97 book recommendations), "How to Fight a Hydra" gives another 7. If I read one more book fr...

    It was such a well written book with divisions that made it easy to pick up and continue. It only took about an hour to read, but I was bookmarking throughout. I felt the lessons came fast and the story was authentic. While it's allegorical fiction, it's so well done that you lose your...

    Interesting Read While reading I felt the philosophy of Bhagavad Gita in some places, in the end author mentioned it. It's a wake up call for those who are afraid of performing their duty, thinking about result even before starting ...

    Short and sweet. I have the Kindle copy but listened to the whole thing on Audible (around 1 hour and 30 minutes) during several commutes in one day. What it's about The core part of the story is the main character's pursuit of the hydra. (The audiobook narrated that part in roug...

    What an AMAZING book to complete my reading challenge with! This book is Phenomenal!! I have never in my life, felt more understood. This book just hit Sooooooo close to home for me because I am one of the "Adventurers", Entrepreneurs, and dream chasers this book is modeled after. I ha...

    Fighting the hydra! I like Josh Kaufman's writing and approach so was expecting a good read, however two things are slightly disappointing.First the length of the book- it could have easily made a full length book on tackling complex and uncertain tasks. Having said that this book h...

    Imagine if your science teachers could teach you about gravity, magnetism and sound waves, never mention typical sciance words. I am sure, you would enjoy the classes more and learn more. And that is exactly what Josh Kaufman does with his latest book. He takes something abstract as p...

    Great metaphor on many levels Overall a great metaphor for the adventures of life and business! Also enjoyed the discussions of Lakoff's book...he and the book were the bases for one of my most fascinating Berkeley courses. Language is nicely crafted, lofty without being overdone. T...

    Original and enjoyable This was original. A very short and easy read, but one worth perusing again and contemplating. Kaufman is right: metaphor is powerful and helpful in addressing challenges in life and work. Bravo! ...

    A quick boost of motivation!! This tiny book packs a big powerful punch that would surely knock the biggest of hydra on its (their?) butt. A must read for anyone struggling to take that big plunge. ...

    Life as a hydra I enjoyed reading this and felt it was a very apt way to look at the problems we face. It was a fast read but full of meaning. The bibliography was also an excellent reading list. ...

    A short but a gem of a book. Right up there with other inspirational classics such as "As a Man Thinketh" or "The Richest Man in Babylon." It may seem as a simple book at first glance, but there is a lot to absorb and does warrant many rereads. ...

    Great Read Don?t be fooled by this quick read. The book is full of useful advice to overcome doubt, fear, and hesitation. ...

    A new take on the perils, hardship and struggles of the business world encapsulated in a fantastical journey . A great read . ...

    An interesting tale that shows how to handle an objective in your life especially if there is to be hardship involved from the perspective of an adventurer. ...

    Great reflections for when change or learning gets hard. Highly recommended motivational story. You can finish the book over a cup of coffee. ...

    Enjoyable read. Short but inspirational reminders. Easy to read in an hour, but would be better consumed in bites daily. Good adventuring. ...

    this was a good little story. meaningful to me. dig the cover. metaphorically describes a lot that i endured over the times since my surgery. ...

    It?s a short book that I read in about an hour but the premise was fantastic. I love having the setting as a medieval warrior going to battle that teaches you about entrepreneurship. ...

    That was fun :) ...

    Pretty good book I would recomen this book if you are looking for I spy. Try the audio book, it?s way better. M ...

    It is a short book but I think it's the exact right length. It kept my interest throughout and gave me some inspiration to finally start a project I have been preparing for *wink wink* for ages. ...

    DOPE A dope, insightful read. The analogy was right on the money and put the fear and struggle of entrepreneurship and the like into perspective. ...

  • David Martin
    Nov 07, 2018

    A short and sweet book about the adventurer's lifestyle---about facing your fears and accomplishing great things. I read it in about half an hour, and it lands at exactly the right length. Invaluable advice for taking risks and achieving greatness. ...

    The real hydras are Josh Kaufman's books. Every time you finish reading one of his books, he tasks you with reading a bunch of other great books. I'm still fighting "Personal MBA" hydra (97 book recommendations), "How to Fight a Hydra" gives another 7. If I read one more book fr...

    It was such a well written book with divisions that made it easy to pick up and continue. It only took about an hour to read, but I was bookmarking throughout. I felt the lessons came fast and the story was authentic. While it's allegorical fiction, it's so well done that you lose your...

    Interesting Read While reading I felt the philosophy of Bhagavad Gita in some places, in the end author mentioned it. It's a wake up call for those who are afraid of performing their duty, thinking about result even before starting ...

    Short and sweet. I have the Kindle copy but listened to the whole thing on Audible (around 1 hour and 30 minutes) during several commutes in one day. What it's about The core part of the story is the main character's pursuit of the hydra. (The audiobook narrated that part in roug...

    What an AMAZING book to complete my reading challenge with! This book is Phenomenal!! I have never in my life, felt more understood. This book just hit Sooooooo close to home for me because I am one of the "Adventurers", Entrepreneurs, and dream chasers this book is modeled after. I ha...

    Fighting the hydra! I like Josh Kaufman's writing and approach so was expecting a good read, however two things are slightly disappointing.First the length of the book- it could have easily made a full length book on tackling complex and uncertain tasks. Having said that this book h...

    Imagine if your science teachers could teach you about gravity, magnetism and sound waves, never mention typical sciance words. I am sure, you would enjoy the classes more and learn more. And that is exactly what Josh Kaufman does with his latest book. He takes something abstract as p...

    Great metaphor on many levels Overall a great metaphor for the adventures of life and business! Also enjoyed the discussions of Lakoff's book...he and the book were the bases for one of my most fascinating Berkeley courses. Language is nicely crafted, lofty without being overdone. T...

    Original and enjoyable This was original. A very short and easy read, but one worth perusing again and contemplating. Kaufman is right: metaphor is powerful and helpful in addressing challenges in life and work. Bravo! ...

  • Christian Jespersen
    Nov 18, 2018

    A short and sweet book about the adventurer's lifestyle---about facing your fears and accomplishing great things. I read it in about half an hour, and it lands at exactly the right length. Invaluable advice for taking risks and achieving greatness. ...

    The real hydras are Josh Kaufman's books. Every time you finish reading one of his books, he tasks you with reading a bunch of other great books. I'm still fighting "Personal MBA" hydra (97 book recommendations), "How to Fight a Hydra" gives another 7. If I read one more book fr...

    It was such a well written book with divisions that made it easy to pick up and continue. It only took about an hour to read, but I was bookmarking throughout. I felt the lessons came fast and the story was authentic. While it's allegorical fiction, it's so well done that you lose your...

    Interesting Read While reading I felt the philosophy of Bhagavad Gita in some places, in the end author mentioned it. It's a wake up call for those who are afraid of performing their duty, thinking about result even before starting ...

    Short and sweet. I have the Kindle copy but listened to the whole thing on Audible (around 1 hour and 30 minutes) during several commutes in one day. What it's about The core part of the story is the main character's pursuit of the hydra. (The audiobook narrated that part in roug...

    What an AMAZING book to complete my reading challenge with! This book is Phenomenal!! I have never in my life, felt more understood. This book just hit Sooooooo close to home for me because I am one of the "Adventurers", Entrepreneurs, and dream chasers this book is modeled after. I ha...

    Fighting the hydra! I like Josh Kaufman's writing and approach so was expecting a good read, however two things are slightly disappointing.First the length of the book- it could have easily made a full length book on tackling complex and uncertain tasks. Having said that this book h...

    Imagine if your science teachers could teach you about gravity, magnetism and sound waves, never mention typical sciance words. I am sure, you would enjoy the classes more and learn more. And that is exactly what Josh Kaufman does with his latest book. He takes something abstract as p...

  • Rafael O
    Dec 07, 2018

    A short and sweet book about the adventurer's lifestyle---about facing your fears and accomplishing great things. I read it in about half an hour, and it lands at exactly the right length. Invaluable advice for taking risks and achieving greatness. ...

    The real hydras are Josh Kaufman's books. Every time you finish reading one of his books, he tasks you with reading a bunch of other great books. I'm still fighting "Personal MBA" hydra (97 book recommendations), "How to Fight a Hydra" gives another 7. If I read one more book fr...

    It was such a well written book with divisions that made it easy to pick up and continue. It only took about an hour to read, but I was bookmarking throughout. I felt the lessons came fast and the story was authentic. While it's allegorical fiction, it's so well done that you lose your...

    Interesting Read While reading I felt the philosophy of Bhagavad Gita in some places, in the end author mentioned it. It's a wake up call for those who are afraid of performing their duty, thinking about result even before starting ...

    Short and sweet. I have the Kindle copy but listened to the whole thing on Audible (around 1 hour and 30 minutes) during several commutes in one day. What it's about The core part of the story is the main character's pursuit of the hydra. (The audiobook narrated that part in roug...

    What an AMAZING book to complete my reading challenge with! This book is Phenomenal!! I have never in my life, felt more understood. This book just hit Sooooooo close to home for me because I am one of the "Adventurers", Entrepreneurs, and dream chasers this book is modeled after. I ha...

    Fighting the hydra! I like Josh Kaufman's writing and approach so was expecting a good read, however two things are slightly disappointing.First the length of the book- it could have easily made a full length book on tackling complex and uncertain tasks. Having said that this book h...

    Imagine if your science teachers could teach you about gravity, magnetism and sound waves, never mention typical sciance words. I am sure, you would enjoy the classes more and learn more. And that is exactly what Josh Kaufman does with his latest book. He takes something abstract as p...

    Great metaphor on many levels Overall a great metaphor for the adventures of life and business! Also enjoyed the discussions of Lakoff's book...he and the book were the bases for one of my most fascinating Berkeley courses. Language is nicely crafted, lofty without being overdone. T...

    Original and enjoyable This was original. A very short and easy read, but one worth perusing again and contemplating. Kaufman is right: metaphor is powerful and helpful in addressing challenges in life and work. Bravo! ...

    A quick boost of motivation!! This tiny book packs a big powerful punch that would surely knock the biggest of hydra on its (their?) butt. A must read for anyone struggling to take that big plunge. ...

    Life as a hydra I enjoyed reading this and felt it was a very apt way to look at the problems we face. It was a fast read but full of meaning. The bibliography was also an excellent reading list. ...

    A short but a gem of a book. Right up there with other inspirational classics such as "As a Man Thinketh" or "The Richest Man in Babylon." It may seem as a simple book at first glance, but there is a lot to absorb and does warrant many rereads. ...

    Great Read Don?t be fooled by this quick read. The book is full of useful advice to overcome doubt, fear, and hesitation. ...

    A new take on the perils, hardship and struggles of the business world encapsulated in a fantastical journey . A great read . ...

    An interesting tale that shows how to handle an objective in your life especially if there is to be hardship involved from the perspective of an adventurer. ...

    Great reflections for when change or learning gets hard. Highly recommended motivational story. You can finish the book over a cup of coffee. ...

    Enjoyable read. Short but inspirational reminders. Easy to read in an hour, but would be better consumed in bites daily. Good adventuring. ...

    this was a good little story. meaningful to me. dig the cover. metaphorically describes a lot that i endured over the times since my surgery. ...

    It?s a short book that I read in about an hour but the premise was fantastic. I love having the setting as a medieval warrior going to battle that teaches you about entrepreneurship. ...

    That was fun :) ...

    Pretty good book I would recomen this book if you are looking for I spy. Try the audio book, it?s way better. M ...

    It is a short book but I think it's the exact right length. It kept my interest throughout and gave me some inspiration to finally start a project I have been preparing for *wink wink* for ages. ...

    DOPE A dope, insightful read. The analogy was right on the money and put the fear and struggle of entrepreneurship and the like into perspective. ...

    A fun little read about doing things in life that are scary and the practice and learning that they take to accomplish. ...

    Badass A light hero story turned productivity manual. Excellent. Hydra are formidable, and heroes are to act, even in the face of risk. ...

    ...

  • Ben
    Nov 11, 2018

    A short and sweet book about the adventurer's lifestyle---about facing your fears and accomplishing great things. I read it in about half an hour, and it lands at exactly the right length. Invaluable advice for taking risks and achieving greatness. ...

    The real hydras are Josh Kaufman's books. Every time you finish reading one of his books, he tasks you with reading a bunch of other great books. I'm still fighting "Personal MBA" hydra (97 book recommendations), "How to Fight a Hydra" gives another 7. If I read one more book fr...

    It was such a well written book with divisions that made it easy to pick up and continue. It only took about an hour to read, but I was bookmarking throughout. I felt the lessons came fast and the story was authentic. While it's allegorical fiction, it's so well done that you lose your...

    Interesting Read While reading I felt the philosophy of Bhagavad Gita in some places, in the end author mentioned it. It's a wake up call for those who are afraid of performing their duty, thinking about result even before starting ...

    Short and sweet. I have the Kindle copy but listened to the whole thing on Audible (around 1 hour and 30 minutes) during several commutes in one day. What it's about The core part of the story is the main character's pursuit of the hydra. (The audiobook narrated that part in roug...

    What an AMAZING book to complete my reading challenge with! This book is Phenomenal!! I have never in my life, felt more understood. This book just hit Sooooooo close to home for me because I am one of the "Adventurers", Entrepreneurs, and dream chasers this book is modeled after. I ha...

    Fighting the hydra! I like Josh Kaufman's writing and approach so was expecting a good read, however two things are slightly disappointing.First the length of the book- it could have easily made a full length book on tackling complex and uncertain tasks. Having said that this book h...

    Imagine if your science teachers could teach you about gravity, magnetism and sound waves, never mention typical sciance words. I am sure, you would enjoy the classes more and learn more. And that is exactly what Josh Kaufman does with his latest book. He takes something abstract as p...

    Great metaphor on many levels Overall a great metaphor for the adventures of life and business! Also enjoyed the discussions of Lakoff's book...he and the book were the bases for one of my most fascinating Berkeley courses. Language is nicely crafted, lofty without being overdone. T...

    Original and enjoyable This was original. A very short and easy read, but one worth perusing again and contemplating. Kaufman is right: metaphor is powerful and helpful in addressing challenges in life and work. Bravo! ...

    A quick boost of motivation!! This tiny book packs a big powerful punch that would surely knock the biggest of hydra on its (their?) butt. A must read for anyone struggling to take that big plunge. ...

    Life as a hydra I enjoyed reading this and felt it was a very apt way to look at the problems we face. It was a fast read but full of meaning. The bibliography was also an excellent reading list. ...

    A short but a gem of a book. Right up there with other inspirational classics such as "As a Man Thinketh" or "The Richest Man in Babylon." It may seem as a simple book at first glance, but there is a lot to absorb and does warrant many rereads. ...

    Great Read Don?t be fooled by this quick read. The book is full of useful advice to overcome doubt, fear, and hesitation. ...

  • Eric C Cassidy
    Nov 23, 2018

    A short and sweet book about the adventurer's lifestyle---about facing your fears and accomplishing great things. I read it in about half an hour, and it lands at exactly the right length. Invaluable advice for taking risks and achieving greatness. ...

    The real hydras are Josh Kaufman's books. Every time you finish reading one of his books, he tasks you with reading a bunch of other great books. I'm still fighting "Personal MBA" hydra (97 book recommendations), "How to Fight a Hydra" gives another 7. If I read one more book fr...

    It was such a well written book with divisions that made it easy to pick up and continue. It only took about an hour to read, but I was bookmarking throughout. I felt the lessons came fast and the story was authentic. While it's allegorical fiction, it's so well done that you lose your...

    Interesting Read While reading I felt the philosophy of Bhagavad Gita in some places, in the end author mentioned it. It's a wake up call for those who are afraid of performing their duty, thinking about result even before starting ...

    Short and sweet. I have the Kindle copy but listened to the whole thing on Audible (around 1 hour and 30 minutes) during several commutes in one day. What it's about The core part of the story is the main character's pursuit of the hydra. (The audiobook narrated that part in roug...

    What an AMAZING book to complete my reading challenge with! This book is Phenomenal!! I have never in my life, felt more understood. This book just hit Sooooooo close to home for me because I am one of the "Adventurers", Entrepreneurs, and dream chasers this book is modeled after. I ha...

    Fighting the hydra! I like Josh Kaufman's writing and approach so was expecting a good read, however two things are slightly disappointing.First the length of the book- it could have easily made a full length book on tackling complex and uncertain tasks. Having said that this book h...

    Imagine if your science teachers could teach you about gravity, magnetism and sound waves, never mention typical sciance words. I am sure, you would enjoy the classes more and learn more. And that is exactly what Josh Kaufman does with his latest book. He takes something abstract as p...

    Great metaphor on many levels Overall a great metaphor for the adventures of life and business! Also enjoyed the discussions of Lakoff's book...he and the book were the bases for one of my most fascinating Berkeley courses. Language is nicely crafted, lofty without being overdone. T...

    Original and enjoyable This was original. A very short and easy read, but one worth perusing again and contemplating. Kaufman is right: metaphor is powerful and helpful in addressing challenges in life and work. Bravo! ...

    A quick boost of motivation!! This tiny book packs a big powerful punch that would surely knock the biggest of hydra on its (their?) butt. A must read for anyone struggling to take that big plunge. ...

    Life as a hydra I enjoyed reading this and felt it was a very apt way to look at the problems we face. It was a fast read but full of meaning. The bibliography was also an excellent reading list. ...

    A short but a gem of a book. Right up there with other inspirational classics such as "As a Man Thinketh" or "The Richest Man in Babylon." It may seem as a simple book at first glance, but there is a lot to absorb and does warrant many rereads. ...

    Great Read Don?t be fooled by this quick read. The book is full of useful advice to overcome doubt, fear, and hesitation. ...

    A new take on the perils, hardship and struggles of the business world encapsulated in a fantastical journey . A great read . ...

    An interesting tale that shows how to handle an objective in your life especially if there is to be hardship involved from the perspective of an adventurer. ...

    Great reflections for when change or learning gets hard. Highly recommended motivational story. You can finish the book over a cup of coffee. ...

    Enjoyable read. Short but inspirational reminders. Easy to read in an hour, but would be better consumed in bites daily. Good adventuring. ...

    this was a good little story. meaningful to me. dig the cover. metaphorically describes a lot that i endured over the times since my surgery. ...

  • Anja
    Nov 26, 2018

    A short and sweet book about the adventurer's lifestyle---about facing your fears and accomplishing great things. I read it in about half an hour, and it lands at exactly the right length. Invaluable advice for taking risks and achieving greatness. ...

    The real hydras are Josh Kaufman's books. Every time you finish reading one of his books, he tasks you with reading a bunch of other great books. I'm still fighting "Personal MBA" hydra (97 book recommendations), "How to Fight a Hydra" gives another 7. If I read one more book fr...

    It was such a well written book with divisions that made it easy to pick up and continue. It only took about an hour to read, but I was bookmarking throughout. I felt the lessons came fast and the story was authentic. While it's allegorical fiction, it's so well done that you lose your...

    Interesting Read While reading I felt the philosophy of Bhagavad Gita in some places, in the end author mentioned it. It's a wake up call for those who are afraid of performing their duty, thinking about result even before starting ...

    Short and sweet. I have the Kindle copy but listened to the whole thing on Audible (around 1 hour and 30 minutes) during several commutes in one day. What it's about The core part of the story is the main character's pursuit of the hydra. (The audiobook narrated that part in roug...

    What an AMAZING book to complete my reading challenge with! This book is Phenomenal!! I have never in my life, felt more understood. This book just hit Sooooooo close to home for me because I am one of the "Adventurers", Entrepreneurs, and dream chasers this book is modeled after. I ha...

    Fighting the hydra! I like Josh Kaufman's writing and approach so was expecting a good read, however two things are slightly disappointing.First the length of the book- it could have easily made a full length book on tackling complex and uncertain tasks. Having said that this book h...

    Imagine if your science teachers could teach you about gravity, magnetism and sound waves, never mention typical sciance words. I am sure, you would enjoy the classes more and learn more. And that is exactly what Josh Kaufman does with his latest book. He takes something abstract as p...

    Great metaphor on many levels Overall a great metaphor for the adventures of life and business! Also enjoyed the discussions of Lakoff's book...he and the book were the bases for one of my most fascinating Berkeley courses. Language is nicely crafted, lofty without being overdone. T...

    Original and enjoyable This was original. A very short and easy read, but one worth perusing again and contemplating. Kaufman is right: metaphor is powerful and helpful in addressing challenges in life and work. Bravo! ...

    A quick boost of motivation!! This tiny book packs a big powerful punch that would surely knock the biggest of hydra on its (their?) butt. A must read for anyone struggling to take that big plunge. ...

    Life as a hydra I enjoyed reading this and felt it was a very apt way to look at the problems we face. It was a fast read but full of meaning. The bibliography was also an excellent reading list. ...

    A short but a gem of a book. Right up there with other inspirational classics such as "As a Man Thinketh" or "The Richest Man in Babylon." It may seem as a simple book at first glance, but there is a lot to absorb and does warrant many rereads. ...

    Great Read Don?t be fooled by this quick read. The book is full of useful advice to overcome doubt, fear, and hesitation. ...

    A new take on the perils, hardship and struggles of the business world encapsulated in a fantastical journey . A great read . ...

    An interesting tale that shows how to handle an objective in your life especially if there is to be hardship involved from the perspective of an adventurer. ...

    Great reflections for when change or learning gets hard. Highly recommended motivational story. You can finish the book over a cup of coffee. ...

    Enjoyable read. Short but inspirational reminders. Easy to read in an hour, but would be better consumed in bites daily. Good adventuring. ...

    this was a good little story. meaningful to me. dig the cover. metaphorically describes a lot that i endured over the times since my surgery. ...

    It?s a short book that I read in about an hour but the premise was fantastic. I love having the setting as a medieval warrior going to battle that teaches you about entrepreneurship. ...

    That was fun :) ...

    Pretty good book I would recomen this book if you are looking for I spy. Try the audio book, it?s way better. M ...

    It is a short book but I think it's the exact right length. It kept my interest throughout and gave me some inspiration to finally start a project I have been preparing for *wink wink* for ages. ...

    DOPE A dope, insightful read. The analogy was right on the money and put the fear and struggle of entrepreneurship and the like into perspective. ...

    A fun little read about doing things in life that are scary and the practice and learning that they take to accomplish. ...

    Badass A light hero story turned productivity manual. Excellent. Hydra are formidable, and heroes are to act, even in the face of risk. ...

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  • Angela Magic Art
    Nov 11, 2018

    A short and sweet book about the adventurer's lifestyle---about facing your fears and accomplishing great things. I read it in about half an hour, and it lands at exactly the right length. Invaluable advice for taking risks and achieving greatness. ...

    The real hydras are Josh Kaufman's books. Every time you finish reading one of his books, he tasks you with reading a bunch of other great books. I'm still fighting "Personal MBA" hydra (97 book recommendations), "How to Fight a Hydra" gives another 7. If I read one more book fr...

    It was such a well written book with divisions that made it easy to pick up and continue. It only took about an hour to read, but I was bookmarking throughout. I felt the lessons came fast and the story was authentic. While it's allegorical fiction, it's so well done that you lose your...

    Interesting Read While reading I felt the philosophy of Bhagavad Gita in some places, in the end author mentioned it. It's a wake up call for those who are afraid of performing their duty, thinking about result even before starting ...

    Short and sweet. I have the Kindle copy but listened to the whole thing on Audible (around 1 hour and 30 minutes) during several commutes in one day. What it's about The core part of the story is the main character's pursuit of the hydra. (The audiobook narrated that part in roug...

    What an AMAZING book to complete my reading challenge with! This book is Phenomenal!! I have never in my life, felt more understood. This book just hit Sooooooo close to home for me because I am one of the "Adventurers", Entrepreneurs, and dream chasers this book is modeled after. I ha...

  • Tony Guerra
    Nov 24, 2018

    A short and sweet book about the adventurer's lifestyle---about facing your fears and accomplishing great things. I read it in about half an hour, and it lands at exactly the right length. Invaluable advice for taking risks and achieving greatness. ...

    The real hydras are Josh Kaufman's books. Every time you finish reading one of his books, he tasks you with reading a bunch of other great books. I'm still fighting "Personal MBA" hydra (97 book recommendations), "How to Fight a Hydra" gives another 7. If I read one more book fr...

    It was such a well written book with divisions that made it easy to pick up and continue. It only took about an hour to read, but I was bookmarking throughout. I felt the lessons came fast and the story was authentic. While it's allegorical fiction, it's so well done that you lose your...

  • Jacob Bovard
    Nov 18, 2018

    A short and sweet book about the adventurer's lifestyle---about facing your fears and accomplishing great things. I read it in about half an hour, and it lands at exactly the right length. Invaluable advice for taking risks and achieving greatness. ...

    The real hydras are Josh Kaufman's books. Every time you finish reading one of his books, he tasks you with reading a bunch of other great books. I'm still fighting "Personal MBA" hydra (97 book recommendations), "How to Fight a Hydra" gives another 7. If I read one more book fr...

    It was such a well written book with divisions that made it easy to pick up and continue. It only took about an hour to read, but I was bookmarking throughout. I felt the lessons came fast and the story was authentic. While it's allegorical fiction, it's so well done that you lose your...

    Interesting Read While reading I felt the philosophy of Bhagavad Gita in some places, in the end author mentioned it. It's a wake up call for those who are afraid of performing their duty, thinking about result even before starting ...

    Short and sweet. I have the Kindle copy but listened to the whole thing on Audible (around 1 hour and 30 minutes) during several commutes in one day. What it's about The core part of the story is the main character's pursuit of the hydra. (The audiobook narrated that part in roug...

    What an AMAZING book to complete my reading challenge with! This book is Phenomenal!! I have never in my life, felt more understood. This book just hit Sooooooo close to home for me because I am one of the "Adventurers", Entrepreneurs, and dream chasers this book is modeled after. I ha...

    Fighting the hydra! I like Josh Kaufman's writing and approach so was expecting a good read, however two things are slightly disappointing.First the length of the book- it could have easily made a full length book on tackling complex and uncertain tasks. Having said that this book h...

    Imagine if your science teachers could teach you about gravity, magnetism and sound waves, never mention typical sciance words. I am sure, you would enjoy the classes more and learn more. And that is exactly what Josh Kaufman does with his latest book. He takes something abstract as p...

    Great metaphor on many levels Overall a great metaphor for the adventures of life and business! Also enjoyed the discussions of Lakoff's book...he and the book were the bases for one of my most fascinating Berkeley courses. Language is nicely crafted, lofty without being overdone. T...

    Original and enjoyable This was original. A very short and easy read, but one worth perusing again and contemplating. Kaufman is right: metaphor is powerful and helpful in addressing challenges in life and work. Bravo! ...

    A quick boost of motivation!! This tiny book packs a big powerful punch that would surely knock the biggest of hydra on its (their?) butt. A must read for anyone struggling to take that big plunge. ...

    Life as a hydra I enjoyed reading this and felt it was a very apt way to look at the problems we face. It was a fast read but full of meaning. The bibliography was also an excellent reading list. ...

    A short but a gem of a book. Right up there with other inspirational classics such as "As a Man Thinketh" or "The Richest Man in Babylon." It may seem as a simple book at first glance, but there is a lot to absorb and does warrant many rereads. ...

    Great Read Don?t be fooled by this quick read. The book is full of useful advice to overcome doubt, fear, and hesitation. ...

    A new take on the perils, hardship and struggles of the business world encapsulated in a fantastical journey . A great read . ...

    An interesting tale that shows how to handle an objective in your life especially if there is to be hardship involved from the perspective of an adventurer. ...

  • Karen L. Wolfenden
    Nov 14, 2018

    A short and sweet book about the adventurer's lifestyle---about facing your fears and accomplishing great things. I read it in about half an hour, and it lands at exactly the right length. Invaluable advice for taking risks and achieving greatness. ...

    The real hydras are Josh Kaufman's books. Every time you finish reading one of his books, he tasks you with reading a bunch of other great books. I'm still fighting "Personal MBA" hydra (97 book recommendations), "How to Fight a Hydra" gives another 7. If I read one more book fr...

    It was such a well written book with divisions that made it easy to pick up and continue. It only took about an hour to read, but I was bookmarking throughout. I felt the lessons came fast and the story was authentic. While it's allegorical fiction, it's so well done that you lose your...

    Interesting Read While reading I felt the philosophy of Bhagavad Gita in some places, in the end author mentioned it. It's a wake up call for those who are afraid of performing their duty, thinking about result even before starting ...

    Short and sweet. I have the Kindle copy but listened to the whole thing on Audible (around 1 hour and 30 minutes) during several commutes in one day. What it's about The core part of the story is the main character's pursuit of the hydra. (The audiobook narrated that part in roug...

    What an AMAZING book to complete my reading challenge with! This book is Phenomenal!! I have never in my life, felt more understood. This book just hit Sooooooo close to home for me because I am one of the "Adventurers", Entrepreneurs, and dream chasers this book is modeled after. I ha...

    Fighting the hydra! I like Josh Kaufman's writing and approach so was expecting a good read, however two things are slightly disappointing.First the length of the book- it could have easily made a full length book on tackling complex and uncertain tasks. Having said that this book h...

    Imagine if your science teachers could teach you about gravity, magnetism and sound waves, never mention typical sciance words. I am sure, you would enjoy the classes more and learn more. And that is exactly what Josh Kaufman does with his latest book. He takes something abstract as p...

    Great metaphor on many levels Overall a great metaphor for the adventures of life and business! Also enjoyed the discussions of Lakoff's book...he and the book were the bases for one of my most fascinating Berkeley courses. Language is nicely crafted, lofty without being overdone. T...

  • Priya
    Oct 27, 2018

    A short and sweet book about the adventurer's lifestyle---about facing your fears and accomplishing great things. I read it in about half an hour, and it lands at exactly the right length. Invaluable advice for taking risks and achieving greatness. ...

    The real hydras are Josh Kaufman's books. Every time you finish reading one of his books, he tasks you with reading a bunch of other great books. I'm still fighting "Personal MBA" hydra (97 book recommendations), "How to Fight a Hydra" gives another 7. If I read one more book fr...

    It was such a well written book with divisions that made it easy to pick up and continue. It only took about an hour to read, but I was bookmarking throughout. I felt the lessons came fast and the story was authentic. While it's allegorical fiction, it's so well done that you lose your...

    Interesting Read While reading I felt the philosophy of Bhagavad Gita in some places, in the end author mentioned it. It's a wake up call for those who are afraid of performing their duty, thinking about result even before starting ...

    Short and sweet. I have the Kindle copy but listened to the whole thing on Audible (around 1 hour and 30 minutes) during several commutes in one day. What it's about The core part of the story is the main character's pursuit of the hydra. (The audiobook narrated that part in roug...

    What an AMAZING book to complete my reading challenge with! This book is Phenomenal!! I have never in my life, felt more understood. This book just hit Sooooooo close to home for me because I am one of the "Adventurers", Entrepreneurs, and dream chasers this book is modeled after. I ha...

    Fighting the hydra! I like Josh Kaufman's writing and approach so was expecting a good read, however two things are slightly disappointing.First the length of the book- it could have easily made a full length book on tackling complex and uncertain tasks. Having said that this book h...

    Imagine if your science teachers could teach you about gravity, magnetism and sound waves, never mention typical sciance words. I am sure, you would enjoy the classes more and learn more. And that is exactly what Josh Kaufman does with his latest book. He takes something abstract as p...

    Great metaphor on many levels Overall a great metaphor for the adventures of life and business! Also enjoyed the discussions of Lakoff's book...he and the book were the bases for one of my most fascinating Berkeley courses. Language is nicely crafted, lofty without being overdone. T...

    Original and enjoyable This was original. A very short and easy read, but one worth perusing again and contemplating. Kaufman is right: metaphor is powerful and helpful in addressing challenges in life and work. Bravo! ...

    A quick boost of motivation!! This tiny book packs a big powerful punch that would surely knock the biggest of hydra on its (their?) butt. A must read for anyone struggling to take that big plunge. ...

    Life as a hydra I enjoyed reading this and felt it was a very apt way to look at the problems we face. It was a fast read but full of meaning. The bibliography was also an excellent reading list. ...

    A short but a gem of a book. Right up there with other inspirational classics such as "As a Man Thinketh" or "The Richest Man in Babylon." It may seem as a simple book at first glance, but there is a lot to absorb and does warrant many rereads. ...

    Great Read Don?t be fooled by this quick read. The book is full of useful advice to overcome doubt, fear, and hesitation. ...

    A new take on the perils, hardship and struggles of the business world encapsulated in a fantastical journey . A great read . ...

    An interesting tale that shows how to handle an objective in your life especially if there is to be hardship involved from the perspective of an adventurer. ...

    Great reflections for when change or learning gets hard. Highly recommended motivational story. You can finish the book over a cup of coffee. ...

    Enjoyable read. Short but inspirational reminders. Easy to read in an hour, but would be better consumed in bites daily. Good adventuring. ...

    this was a good little story. meaningful to me. dig the cover. metaphorically describes a lot that i endured over the times since my surgery. ...

    It?s a short book that I read in about an hour but the premise was fantastic. I love having the setting as a medieval warrior going to battle that teaches you about entrepreneurship. ...

    That was fun :) ...

    Pretty good book I would recomen this book if you are looking for I spy. Try the audio book, it?s way better. M ...

    It is a short book but I think it's the exact right length. It kept my interest throughout and gave me some inspiration to finally start a project I have been preparing for *wink wink* for ages. ...

  • Bastian Jerichow
    Nov 17, 2018

    A short and sweet book about the adventurer's lifestyle---about facing your fears and accomplishing great things. I read it in about half an hour, and it lands at exactly the right length. Invaluable advice for taking risks and achieving greatness. ...

    The real hydras are Josh Kaufman's books. Every time you finish reading one of his books, he tasks you with reading a bunch of other great books. I'm still fighting "Personal MBA" hydra (97 book recommendations), "How to Fight a Hydra" gives another 7. If I read one more book fr...

    It was such a well written book with divisions that made it easy to pick up and continue. It only took about an hour to read, but I was bookmarking throughout. I felt the lessons came fast and the story was authentic. While it's allegorical fiction, it's so well done that you lose your...

    Interesting Read While reading I felt the philosophy of Bhagavad Gita in some places, in the end author mentioned it. It's a wake up call for those who are afraid of performing their duty, thinking about result even before starting ...

    Short and sweet. I have the Kindle copy but listened to the whole thing on Audible (around 1 hour and 30 minutes) during several commutes in one day. What it's about The core part of the story is the main character's pursuit of the hydra. (The audiobook narrated that part in roug...

    What an AMAZING book to complete my reading challenge with! This book is Phenomenal!! I have never in my life, felt more understood. This book just hit Sooooooo close to home for me because I am one of the "Adventurers", Entrepreneurs, and dream chasers this book is modeled after. I ha...

    Fighting the hydra! I like Josh Kaufman's writing and approach so was expecting a good read, however two things are slightly disappointing.First the length of the book- it could have easily made a full length book on tackling complex and uncertain tasks. Having said that this book h...

    Imagine if your science teachers could teach you about gravity, magnetism and sound waves, never mention typical sciance words. I am sure, you would enjoy the classes more and learn more. And that is exactly what Josh Kaufman does with his latest book. He takes something abstract as p...

    Great metaphor on many levels Overall a great metaphor for the adventures of life and business! Also enjoyed the discussions of Lakoff's book...he and the book were the bases for one of my most fascinating Berkeley courses. Language is nicely crafted, lofty without being overdone. T...

    Original and enjoyable This was original. A very short and easy read, but one worth perusing again and contemplating. Kaufman is right: metaphor is powerful and helpful in addressing challenges in life and work. Bravo! ...

    A quick boost of motivation!! This tiny book packs a big powerful punch that would surely knock the biggest of hydra on its (their?) butt. A must read for anyone struggling to take that big plunge. ...

    Life as a hydra I enjoyed reading this and felt it was a very apt way to look at the problems we face. It was a fast read but full of meaning. The bibliography was also an excellent reading list. ...

    A short but a gem of a book. Right up there with other inspirational classics such as "As a Man Thinketh" or "The Richest Man in Babylon." It may seem as a simple book at first glance, but there is a lot to absorb and does warrant many rereads. ...

    Great Read Don?t be fooled by this quick read. The book is full of useful advice to overcome doubt, fear, and hesitation. ...

    A new take on the perils, hardship and struggles of the business world encapsulated in a fantastical journey . A great read . ...

    An interesting tale that shows how to handle an objective in your life especially if there is to be hardship involved from the perspective of an adventurer. ...

    Great reflections for when change or learning gets hard. Highly recommended motivational story. You can finish the book over a cup of coffee. ...

  • Tyrone V. Miller
    Nov 15, 2018

    A short and sweet book about the adventurer's lifestyle---about facing your fears and accomplishing great things. I read it in about half an hour, and it lands at exactly the right length. Invaluable advice for taking risks and achieving greatness. ...

    The real hydras are Josh Kaufman's books. Every time you finish reading one of his books, he tasks you with reading a bunch of other great books. I'm still fighting "Personal MBA" hydra (97 book recommendations), "How to Fight a Hydra" gives another 7. If I read one more book fr...

    It was such a well written book with divisions that made it easy to pick up and continue. It only took about an hour to read, but I was bookmarking throughout. I felt the lessons came fast and the story was authentic. While it's allegorical fiction, it's so well done that you lose your...

    Interesting Read While reading I felt the philosophy of Bhagavad Gita in some places, in the end author mentioned it. It's a wake up call for those who are afraid of performing their duty, thinking about result even before starting ...

    Short and sweet. I have the Kindle copy but listened to the whole thing on Audible (around 1 hour and 30 minutes) during several commutes in one day. What it's about The core part of the story is the main character's pursuit of the hydra. (The audiobook narrated that part in roug...

    What an AMAZING book to complete my reading challenge with! This book is Phenomenal!! I have never in my life, felt more understood. This book just hit Sooooooo close to home for me because I am one of the "Adventurers", Entrepreneurs, and dream chasers this book is modeled after. I ha...

    Fighting the hydra! I like Josh Kaufman's writing and approach so was expecting a good read, however two things are slightly disappointing.First the length of the book- it could have easily made a full length book on tackling complex and uncertain tasks. Having said that this book h...

    Imagine if your science teachers could teach you about gravity, magnetism and sound waves, never mention typical sciance words. I am sure, you would enjoy the classes more and learn more. And that is exactly what Josh Kaufman does with his latest book. He takes something abstract as p...

    Great metaphor on many levels Overall a great metaphor for the adventures of life and business! Also enjoyed the discussions of Lakoff's book...he and the book were the bases for one of my most fascinating Berkeley courses. Language is nicely crafted, lofty without being overdone. T...

    Original and enjoyable This was original. A very short and easy read, but one worth perusing again and contemplating. Kaufman is right: metaphor is powerful and helpful in addressing challenges in life and work. Bravo! ...

    A quick boost of motivation!! This tiny book packs a big powerful punch that would surely knock the biggest of hydra on its (their?) butt. A must read for anyone struggling to take that big plunge. ...

  • Misael
    Nov 26, 2018

    A short and sweet book about the adventurer's lifestyle---about facing your fears and accomplishing great things. I read it in about half an hour, and it lands at exactly the right length. Invaluable advice for taking risks and achieving greatness. ...

    The real hydras are Josh Kaufman's books. Every time you finish reading one of his books, he tasks you with reading a bunch of other great books. I'm still fighting "Personal MBA" hydra (97 book recommendations), "How to Fight a Hydra" gives another 7. If I read one more book fr...

    It was such a well written book with divisions that made it easy to pick up and continue. It only took about an hour to read, but I was bookmarking throughout. I felt the lessons came fast and the story was authentic. While it's allegorical fiction, it's so well done that you lose your...

    Interesting Read While reading I felt the philosophy of Bhagavad Gita in some places, in the end author mentioned it. It's a wake up call for those who are afraid of performing their duty, thinking about result even before starting ...

    Short and sweet. I have the Kindle copy but listened to the whole thing on Audible (around 1 hour and 30 minutes) during several commutes in one day. What it's about The core part of the story is the main character's pursuit of the hydra. (The audiobook narrated that part in roug...

    What an AMAZING book to complete my reading challenge with! This book is Phenomenal!! I have never in my life, felt more understood. This book just hit Sooooooo close to home for me because I am one of the "Adventurers", Entrepreneurs, and dream chasers this book is modeled after. I ha...

    Fighting the hydra! I like Josh Kaufman's writing and approach so was expecting a good read, however two things are slightly disappointing.First the length of the book- it could have easily made a full length book on tackling complex and uncertain tasks. Having said that this book h...

    Imagine if your science teachers could teach you about gravity, magnetism and sound waves, never mention typical sciance words. I am sure, you would enjoy the classes more and learn more. And that is exactly what Josh Kaufman does with his latest book. He takes something abstract as p...

    Great metaphor on many levels Overall a great metaphor for the adventures of life and business! Also enjoyed the discussions of Lakoff's book...he and the book were the bases for one of my most fascinating Berkeley courses. Language is nicely crafted, lofty without being overdone. T...

    Original and enjoyable This was original. A very short and easy read, but one worth perusing again and contemplating. Kaufman is right: metaphor is powerful and helpful in addressing challenges in life and work. Bravo! ...

    A quick boost of motivation!! This tiny book packs a big powerful punch that would surely knock the biggest of hydra on its (their?) butt. A must read for anyone struggling to take that big plunge. ...

    Life as a hydra I enjoyed reading this and felt it was a very apt way to look at the problems we face. It was a fast read but full of meaning. The bibliography was also an excellent reading list. ...

    A short but a gem of a book. Right up there with other inspirational classics such as "As a Man Thinketh" or "The Richest Man in Babylon." It may seem as a simple book at first glance, but there is a lot to absorb and does warrant many rereads. ...

    Great Read Don?t be fooled by this quick read. The book is full of useful advice to overcome doubt, fear, and hesitation. ...

    A new take on the perils, hardship and struggles of the business world encapsulated in a fantastical journey . A great read . ...

    An interesting tale that shows how to handle an objective in your life especially if there is to be hardship involved from the perspective of an adventurer. ...

    Great reflections for when change or learning gets hard. Highly recommended motivational story. You can finish the book over a cup of coffee. ...

    Enjoyable read. Short but inspirational reminders. Easy to read in an hour, but would be better consumed in bites daily. Good adventuring. ...

    this was a good little story. meaningful to me. dig the cover. metaphorically describes a lot that i endured over the times since my surgery. ...

    It?s a short book that I read in about an hour but the premise was fantastic. I love having the setting as a medieval warrior going to battle that teaches you about entrepreneurship. ...

    That was fun :) ...

    Pretty good book I would recomen this book if you are looking for I spy. Try the audio book, it?s way better. M ...

  • Asu
    Nov 26, 2018

    A short and sweet book about the adventurer's lifestyle---about facing your fears and accomplishing great things. I read it in about half an hour, and it lands at exactly the right length. Invaluable advice for taking risks and achieving greatness. ...

    The real hydras are Josh Kaufman's books. Every time you finish reading one of his books, he tasks you with reading a bunch of other great books. I'm still fighting "Personal MBA" hydra (97 book recommendations), "How to Fight a Hydra" gives another 7. If I read one more book fr...

    It was such a well written book with divisions that made it easy to pick up and continue. It only took about an hour to read, but I was bookmarking throughout. I felt the lessons came fast and the story was authentic. While it's allegorical fiction, it's so well done that you lose your...

    Interesting Read While reading I felt the philosophy of Bhagavad Gita in some places, in the end author mentioned it. It's a wake up call for those who are afraid of performing their duty, thinking about result even before starting ...

    Short and sweet. I have the Kindle copy but listened to the whole thing on Audible (around 1 hour and 30 minutes) during several commutes in one day. What it's about The core part of the story is the main character's pursuit of the hydra. (The audiobook narrated that part in roug...

    What an AMAZING book to complete my reading challenge with! This book is Phenomenal!! I have never in my life, felt more understood. This book just hit Sooooooo close to home for me because I am one of the "Adventurers", Entrepreneurs, and dream chasers this book is modeled after. I ha...

    Fighting the hydra! I like Josh Kaufman's writing and approach so was expecting a good read, however two things are slightly disappointing.First the length of the book- it could have easily made a full length book on tackling complex and uncertain tasks. Having said that this book h...

    Imagine if your science teachers could teach you about gravity, magnetism and sound waves, never mention typical sciance words. I am sure, you would enjoy the classes more and learn more. And that is exactly what Josh Kaufman does with his latest book. He takes something abstract as p...

    Great metaphor on many levels Overall a great metaphor for the adventures of life and business! Also enjoyed the discussions of Lakoff's book...he and the book were the bases for one of my most fascinating Berkeley courses. Language is nicely crafted, lofty without being overdone. T...

    Original and enjoyable This was original. A very short and easy read, but one worth perusing again and contemplating. Kaufman is right: metaphor is powerful and helpful in addressing challenges in life and work. Bravo! ...

    A quick boost of motivation!! This tiny book packs a big powerful punch that would surely knock the biggest of hydra on its (their?) butt. A must read for anyone struggling to take that big plunge. ...

    Life as a hydra I enjoyed reading this and felt it was a very apt way to look at the problems we face. It was a fast read but full of meaning. The bibliography was also an excellent reading list. ...

    A short but a gem of a book. Right up there with other inspirational classics such as "As a Man Thinketh" or "The Richest Man in Babylon." It may seem as a simple book at first glance, but there is a lot to absorb and does warrant many rereads. ...

    Great Read Don?t be fooled by this quick read. The book is full of useful advice to overcome doubt, fear, and hesitation. ...

    A new take on the perils, hardship and struggles of the business world encapsulated in a fantastical journey . A great read . ...