Career Advice From Dan Pink And Eric Barker
I read this yesterday and keep thinking about it. From two of my favorite thinkers, Eric Baker and Dan Pink:
“What 6 rules should be guiding your career?
Daniel Pink’s The Adventures of Johnny Bunko: The Last Career Guide You’ll Ever Need conveys a number of principles about the world of work that everyone should take note of.
Why? Though Pink doesn’t bog the story down with academic research, all of his core ideas are backed up by plenty of studies, many of which I’ve posted about in the past.
So what does he have to say? Six simply-stated concepts:
1. There is no plan.
2. Think strengths, not weaknesses.
3. It’s not about you.
4. Persistence trumps talent.
5. Make excellent mistakes.
6. Leave an imprint.”
Eric then goes on to “break these down and explore what they mean and why they’re so effective” (read the rest of his post here). It’s a great example of how he lives up to the motto posted at the top of his blog: “I want to understand why we do what we do and use the answers to be awesome at life.” I think he’s incredibly generous to read all these interesting books and then pull out the important parts for the rest of us. Start reading him and you’ll be a fan, too! .