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:
- There is no plan.
- Think strengths, not weaknesses.
- It’s not about you.
- Persistence trumps talent.
- Make excellent mistakes.
- Leave an imprint.
So let’s break these down and explore what they mean and why they’re so effective.
1) There is no plan.
As Pink explains, you can’t plan your career too far in advance because there are too many x-factors.
In the world of work we do things for two reasons: instrumental and fundamental. Instrumental reasons are things that…
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