This Holiday, Give the Gift of Career ConfidenceDecember 13th, 2012 · 22 comments
A Gift that Keeps on Giving
If you’re still searching for holiday gifts, I want to humbly recommend my new book, So Good They Can’t Ignore You: Why Skills Trump Passion in the Quest for Work you Love.
As most of you know, this book makes the argument that “follow your passion” is bad advice. It then chronicles my (successful) quest to figure out the concrete strategies that work instead (hint: how you work is more important than what work you do).
If you already read the book and enjoyed it, think about your passion-addled friends and relatives who might benefit from hearing this advice.
If you haven’t read it, consider giving yourself the gift of a blueprint for building a remarkable career.
On the fence? Here are some accolades to help persuade you…
- The book was selected for several Best of 2012 lists, including: Inc. Magazine’s Best 2012 Books for Entrepreneurs, The Globe and Mail’s Top 10 Business Books of the Year, 800-CEO-READ’s Business Book Awards Shortlist, (Update: the book won its category, and was named the best personal development book of the year) and Small Business Trend’s 20 Best Business Books of 2012.
- My op-ed on the book for the New York Times spent a week as the paper’s #1 most e-mailed article, while my article on the book for the Harvard Business Review blog spent a month on the site’s most read articles list.
- The book was endorsed by Seth Godin, Reid Hoffman, Dan Pink, Kevin Kelly and Derek Sivers (see Derek’s 10/10 review of the book).
If you’re a college student (or thinking of buying the book for a student), read this thoughtful review from the Swarthmore College Daily Gazette.
Okay, that’s the end of my pitch. We’ll return soon to our regularly scheduled programming. In particular, I’ve been working on an essay about why I think David Allen deters deep work.