Book Summary — Do Improvise by Robert Poynton

A short & sweet book summary, for my own use as much as anyone else’s. Limited to 30 minutes.

✅ The Book in 3 Sentences

💫 General Impressions

A novel take on how to improve our adaptability and spontaneity in life and work. As with all the Do Company books, it’s the perfect length and very readable. The sections on how improv principles can improve our creativity Is maybe a little tenuous, but the sections on communication and leadership more than make up for it with genuine unique insights and actionable frameworks. The instructions on improv games are unnecessary too — let’s be honest, I’m never going to try those. Luckily these sections are easily skippable. Overall, very enjoyable. I’ll definitely be trying to work some of the less abstract stuff into my daily life!

⭐️ Overall rating

4/5 Stars.

🕵️‍♂️ How I Found It

This book is part of the fantastic Do Company series, which is in turn a spin off of the Do Lectures events. I’ve also read Poynton’s other “Do” book “Do Pause”.

😀 Who Should Read It?

💭 Things That Stuck With Me

✏️ Quotes, Notes & Excerpts

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