Wednesday, August 23, 2017

book: What Color Is Your Parachute

What Color is Your Parachute? 2017: A Practical Manual for Job-Hunters and Career-Changers: Richard N. Bolles, Mel Foster: 0191091262870: Books

Dick Bolles: "How to Decide what you'll be doing Five Years from Now" | Talks at Google - YouTube

Approach to question "What you will be doing 5 years from now?"
  • Luck: "ignore the question", ride the wave
  • Intuition: "I will know when I see it"
    • to be alert, depends on what you notice, what is different than baseline
    • focus on what you like to work with most: data, people, things 
  • Design (forethought, "planning" does not quite work: can not plan, can design)
    • what are kinds of things that may be needed
    • start with inventory of yourself
    • unlearn image of yourself; rethink who you are
    • gather what you may need
    • write 7 stories about yourself, to identify favorite skills 
What Color Is Your Parachute 2016 | Dick

"In 2009, the most recent year for which I have these figures, out of the 1000 business books that were published that year, only 62 sold more than 5,000 copies. According to BookScan, this is typical. The average non-fiction book now sells less than 5,000 print copies in its entire lifetime. By contrast, “What Color Is Your Parachute? A Practical Manual for Job-Hunters and Career-Changers” has sold over 10,000,000 print copies."

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Effective Job Search: Interview with What Color Is Your Parachute? author Richard N. Bolles - YouTube

Flower Exercise - Anatomy of a Job - YouTube

Jobs | Dick

What Color Is Your Parachute? 2018 By Richard Bolles — Bassocantor Reviews

Richard Bolles Dies at 90; Wrote ‘What Color Is Your Parachute?’ - The New York Times