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 own honest opinion.
About this book
The Invisible Revolution is for the mums who want to start a business.
You could be a stay-at-home mum looking to launch a side-hustle, or you could be wanting to launch a company during your maternity leave to replace your full-time job. Either way, this book has been written for you.
It’s ideally suited to those that are just starting and are still trying to figure out what it is that they want to do. The Invisible Revolution holds your hand through the whole start-up process.
My Initial Thoughts of The Invisible Revolution
I’m going to be honest and admit that this book is not for me. It just didn’t give me what I want to get out of an entrepreneurial book.
However, don’t let that put you off. Not everyone in the world is like me and there are other people 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
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. However, there were a couple of things that 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 found really distracting.
Secondly, I dislike the sub-heading font. It’s the same font that is used for the title of the book on the front cover. Although it works well as a large title cover font, it’s not suitable as a sub-heading font as it can often be difficult to read in a smaller size.
They’re just two small points, and maybe I’m being a little bit too picky. 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 also 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’.
I prefer to have things thrown at me and to be chucked into the deep-end, whereas this book wants to hold my hand and take baby steps with me.
This is where the book and I clash.
When scoring the book, this impacts both the readability and the quality of the information score.
However, I understand that there are people who would prefer to dip 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. If you are a mother, I assume that your decision process and your limitations for risk are going to be very different from 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.
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 if you are like me and you just want to jump in and crack on, 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 which will probably be a little bit more practical.
Have you read “The Invisible Revolution”?
This book review is my personal opinion and experience of “The Invisible Revolution.”
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The Invisible Revolution
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 if you want something that's straight-to-the-point, 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.
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