RATING // 98 > Highly recommended for high school students, college students and young professionals.
THE FACTS // Author : Daniel Pink > Category : Career Advice > Time to Read : 1 Hour > Format : Manga
TWITTER SUMMARY // The story follows a burnt out worker, Johnny Bunko, as he learns six career lessons from a seemingly magical career guide.
IMPORTANT NOTES // The entire book is in Manga format (see below). Daniel Pink wrote the story for this format and Rob Ten Pas did all of the illustrations.
1. There Is No Plan // Life is too complicated and unpredictable to map out with any certainty. Don’t get stuck “paying your dues”, go directly after your dreams.
2. Think Strengths Not Weakness // If you want to achieve great things you need to focus on using your strengths. If you only focus on improving your weakness the best that you can be is mediocre.
3. It’s Not About You // To be successful you need to improve the lives of other people. Don’t get stuck on yourself.
4. Persistence Trumps Talent //·Someone who works hard will consistently achieve more than someone who relies on their talent alone.
5. Make Excellent Mistakes // ·Be willing to make mistakes because you are pushing yourself and thinking big. Those kinds of mistakes will help you grow and succeed.
6. Leave An Imprint // Our time here on earth is limited. Stop and take time to do something that matters.
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