Evil Plans: Having Fun on the Road to World Domination: Hugh MacLeod
“…This is about us against the system. That system kills the human spirit. We are here to show those guys inching their way on the freeways in their metal coffins that the human spirit is alive” –Bodi from the movie Point Break
Bodi, knew way back in 1991 that working 9-5 for The Man was a precious waste of time and emotional stability. And, like many of us, Hugh MacLeod feels since earning money is a life necessity, people should at least be doing something they enjoy. Evil Plans is MacLeod’s effort to help others break away from their corporate bonds.
Though there are some useful examples, one of the negative aspects of Evil Plans is the frustrating lack of specifics. It’s almost like the author is saying, “Ask and it shall be so”. For instance, one of Hugh MacLeod’s friends, a tailor from the famed Saville Row in England, boldly decided to go out on his own. Trying to figure out how to get customers for his new endeavor, MacLeod suggested that his friend blog about suits and he (MacLeod) would “find a way to get the word out”. The website Englishcut.com was created, the tailor—who was the first high-end tailor to do so—blogged away and presto! He now has a three-year waiting list.
What Hugh MacLeod lacks in specifics he makes up for in motivational quips and very funny cartoons. However, many more would take the leap out of the 9-5 grind if they had a more solid idea of how to get started.
Less of a “how-to” and more of a “you can too” book, Evil Plans may not provide all the answers, but it might just put you on the path to finding them.