Absurdly Driven looks at the world of business with a skeptical eye and a firmly rooted tongue in cheek.
Everyone's trying to help you.
At least, that's how it seems with the number of self-help books out there.
Which ones, though, truly understand you?
And which ones should really be entitled How I Became Rich and Successful (I Hope It Works For You, But I'm Trying To Make Some More Money Here)?
Perhaps, then, you should shake off these traditionalists and turn to someone who knows success, but has seen his share of, well, eccentric digressions.
The all-around fashion designer, rapper and famous person has recently returned to Twitter to offer some philosophical thoughts. Many philosophical thoughts.
You see, he claims to be writing a philosophy book and, really, why shouldn't he?
Moreover, looking at some of these tweets, the book might actually be stimulating.
It will be about life. And certainly about business, capitalism and careers.
For example, this about capitalism and its limited worth.
often people working with the existing consciousness are jealous of those who are more in touch and they become hard-core capitalist in hopes of creating the illusion that the value of money is worth more than the value of time and friends-- KANYE WEST (@kanyewest) April 16, 2018
Or this. It might just the best career advice you've ever had.
try to avoid any contractual situation where you are held back from your ideas-- KANYE WEST (@kanyewest) April 17, 2018
How many times is the price of a job the subjugation of your own ideas for those of, oh, your boss or the company founder? Sometimes, ideas are suppressed subtly. Sometimes, it's all too obvious.
Too many people go through too many corporate years and then think: "Why didn't I leave and follow my ideas, as opposed to theirs?"
How about this, which is about relationships, of course, but also surely about office politics.
Fear often causes people to be manipulative-- KANYE WEST (@kanyewest) April 17, 2018
Next time you feel someone playing you, think about what might be scaring them.
Then there's this thought about what to do when you wake up.
when you first wake up don't hop right on the phone or the internet or even speak to anyone for even up to an hour if possible. Just be still and enjoy your own imagination. It's better than any movie.-- KANYE WEST (@kanyewest) April 18, 2018
It's certainly one way to approach the dawn of the day.
Let's also think about our sheep-like qualities and how to fight them.
Don't follow crowds. Follow the innate feelings inside of you. Do what you feel not what you think. Thoughts have been placed in our heads to make everyone assimilate. Follow what you feel.-- KANYE WEST (@kanyewest) April 18, 2018
This one's a little optimistic, but touches on how competition can consume us -- very much for the worse.
I don't believe in the concept of an enemy. We have been conditioned to always be in competition. Stop looking for something to beat and just be. You don't have to do all the work. Once you start moving in love the universe will assist you.-- KANYE WEST (@kanyewest) April 18, 2018
He does sink occasionally into a little worn cliché. It's hard writing a self-help book, you know.
Be here now. Be in the moment. The now is the greatest moment of our lives and it just keeps getting better. The bad parts the boring parts the parts with high anxiety. Embrace every moment for its greatness. This is life. This is the greatest movie we will ever see.-- KANYE WEST (@kanyewest) April 18, 2018
But here's a sad reality to which we all sink far too often. (And, I suspect, Kanye has on occasion.)
don't trade your authenticity for approval-- KANYE WEST (@kanyewest) April 18, 2018
And finally, a truth that should be everyone's guiding light.
if you wanna see the true character of person watch the way they treat someone who can't do anything for them.-- KANYE WEST (@kanyewest) April 19, 2018
It should be some book, this.
I can only hope that Kanye will turn up to a few business conferences and sprinkle some of his philosophy on the attendees.