The Invisible Revolution: Join the Empowered Mumpreneurs by Nicola Huelin
Disclaimer: This book was not on my original reading list. Instead, I was contacted to do a review and this book was gifted to me. This does not guarantee a positive review and my reviews remain 100% my honest opinion.
My Initial Thoughts of The Invisible Revolution
I’m going to be honest and admit that this book is not for me and that it doesn’t suit me as a person – it just doesn’t give me what I want to get out of an entrepreneurial book.
Although I do have to subjective here because I understand that not everyone is like me and there are people who this book will suit perfectly.
I’ll explain this a little bit more later on in the post, but to start off with I just want to talk briefly about the book’s design and layout.
Design & Layout
A couple of little things irritated me.
Firstly, the pages are really thin, so when I’m reading one page I can see the text and diagrams on the following page, which I find really distracting.
I also dislike the sub-heading font. It’s the same font that is used on the front cover, and even though I think that it works really well on the cover of the book, I don’t that that it is suitable as a sub-heading font as it can often be difficult to read.
But they’re just two small points, and maybe I’m being pernickety.
But overall, I do like the design of the book. I like the cover, the font of the main body text, the bendability of the book and the images and diagrams used.
With some thicker pages and an alternative sub-heading font, this book would have been scoring top marks for design and layout.
Why this book isn’t for people like me (but it might be for you)
I’m a very direct person – which can often get in into trouble because I can come across as very brash and rude even though I don’t mean to be, I just say what I see in a very black-and-white manner.
This means that I like to read books that are very straight to the point and hard-hitting. This book, on the other hand, I find to be very ‘fluffy’.
Whereas I prefer to have things thrown at me and to be chucked into the deep-end, this book wants to hold my hand and take baby steps with me.
This is where the book and I clash.
However, I understand that there are people who would prefer to put their toe in the water before jumping in.
Also, I can’t forget that this book is aimed at mums – of which, I am not. But if you are a mother, I assume that your decision process and your limitations for risk are going to be very different to mine.
If I jump in at the deep end and fail, for me, that’s no big deal. But for mums who have a child to think about, this could be a disaster.
When scoring the book, this impacts both the readability and the quality of information score.
My overall thoughts
The principles that Nicola Huelin covers in this book are all correct and I don’t disagree with anything that she is saying.
If you are a mum and/or you’ve never been in entrepreneurship before and you would like to take small steps and dip your toe in the water, then this will be a valuable and enjoyable read for you.
But I you are like me and you just want to jump in, then I’d probably avoid this book. I think that you will find it too fluffy and there are other books out there that will give you more hard-hitting information that will probably be a little bit more practical.
Have you read this book?
If you have read this book, I’d love to know what you think – especially if you are a mum.
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