Created on Wednesday, 29 December 2010 06:51
Written by Faith Yeo
Like a sport, your career could be an exciting experience and one that you use to express yourself.
In her book Your Career is an Extreme Sport, author Eileen Gunn likens a career to an extreme sport and uses principles of a sport – such as single-minded focus, psychological stamina and risk tolerance – to better oneself in their careers. The book is chock full of advice from those who have walked the path as well as daily tips and inspiration to head their way.
But more importantly, it is written with a specific focus for those from generation X and Y, who would more likely be carving out a career for themselves rather than plodding along the corporate ladder. More than just a step-by-step guide, it urges readers to rethink their careers and develop the attitude for this long but could-be-exciting journey as well.
Eileen Gunn is an experienced journalist who has written for publications like The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal and Glamour among many others. Your Career is an Extreme Sport is her first book.You might also like: Rules for Renegades
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