September 20, 2011

Book Review: Go Big by Cory Cotton

       "A free sandwich, a simple camera, and 20 “I can do better than you” shots later, Dude Perfect was born." - Dude Perfect

      Have you ever had a dream? A dream that seems to big to come true? In this fun, exciting book, Cory Cotton shows a few steps to reach your dream in this super-connected world. In this day and age, a video that is posted on Youtube can reach millions of views within hours. With tools such as twitter, Facebook, and even blogger, the term "Overnight sensation" is becoming more and more common,  especially in the case of Dude Perfect. Dude Perfect Received over two million views from around the world in the two hour span they were on the Yahoo! front page. In this culture, businesses that usually take 15 years to become popular can become popular overnight, so there is no reason not to "Go Big!" They use five basic principles to get your "Go Big" idea going:
  • Get excited 
  • Own it 
  • Blink later
  • Inspire others
  •  Give back

     I loved Go Big! I thought this book was so inspiring, and it was just so much fun! I of course completely approve of the fun aspect! One of their points really spoke to me. They were saying that if you have small, realistic goals, then when you reach that goal, the reaction will be small, realistic, and nothing different then what the world has already done. When you go big and have unrealistic goals, then you are separated from the rest of the world,  set apart as a different kind of dreamer, a Go Big dreamer. Overall, I would definitely recommend this book to others, without a doubt one of the most fun {yet focused} books I have read in a long time!
I encourage you to watch Dude Perfect's Youtube videos, though I will warn you, once you start, it is hard to stop!
My Favorite Dude Perfect Video:

Tyndale House Publishers has provided you with a complimentary copy of this book
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1 comment:

Johanna Grace said...

Sounds interesting! Good review!

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And a blog design giveaway on my other blog http://metoostudios.blogspot.com/2011/09/blog-design-giveaway.html

Hope you join!
Johanna