A few odds and ends:
— We were pleased to see a favorable review of the book in The Economist. Check it out:
“IF YOU start me up. If you start me up I’ll never stop”. Mick Jagger and Keith Richards probably did not have career advice in mind when they wrote these lyrics. But thinking like a start-up seems to be an excellent way for workers to prosper in a world in which the notion of a job for life has been consigned to the scrapheap. By being on the lookout for new opportunities all the time, changing course if markets shift and tapping professional contacts for advice and leads, people can avoid ending up on the slush pile themselves.
— A particularly rewarding outcome of the project for us has been the thousands of people who have shared their stories about what they now do differently in their career. We’ve featured some of the Reader Stories on the book site. Read the stories and get inspired to enact change in your own career…
— I’ll be speaking in Milan next week (and elsewhere in Italy) and Toronto the week after. You can buy a ticket to the Toronto gig here; email me for info on Italy.
— The Start-Up of You LinkedIn Group has been vibrant, and there are several interesting threads. You can join the community for free. Here are a few recent threads:
- Introducing yourself to the community. 160+ people introducing who they are and why they’re reading The Start-Up of You.
- Uncertainty vs. Ambiguity
- How to develop skills that broaden your experiences at work?
- Are Resumes Dead?
- Psychology and business
— The trailer for the book has over 710,000 views. Reid also recorded about a dozen short video clips about investing in yourself that you can watch as a playlist at YouTube.
3 comments on “Start-Up of You: Odds and Ends”
Ben, you know how much I love The Start-Up of You book. It’s one of the most important books I’ve read in my entire business career. But, The Start-Up of You LinkedIn Group is probably my favorite (and I think the most rewarding) part of the entire Start-Up of You Experience. I’m so glad you’re highlighting this community to your readers. And, I hope they’ll join us in the great, daily conversations taking place in The Start-Up of You LinkedIn Group.
I have been reading your blog for years and really enjoyed the book, thanks for coming to Toronto, I will definitely be attending!
I really enjoy your posts! Just saw this funny video that could help readers find jobs! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iFnZ3B1Xju0 enjoy!