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Radical Careering : 100 Truths to Jumpstart Your Job, Your Career, and Your Life Paperback – Bargain Price, September 8, 2005


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Product Details

  • Paperback: 192 pages
  • ISBN-10: 1592401503
  • ASIN: B000F5FR1M
  • Product Dimensions: 6.3 x 4.7 x 0.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 6.4 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (66 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,128,593 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

Editorial Reviews

From the Back Cover

"Take inventory of your strengths, identify your passions, then do everything in your power to carve your career toward them. Want to know how? Read this book."
--Marcus Buckingham, author of The One Thing You Need to Know, and Now, Discover Your Strengths

"Radical Careering is a jolt to the old way of thinking about careers; a handbook of new thinking that will help you survive, strive and thrive in the radically new world of work."
--Jeff Taylor, Founder and Chief Monster, Monster.com

"An innovative how-to manual for anyone wanting to be more successful and satisfied in their career."
--Andy Spade, CEO and co-founder, Kate Spade

"Hogshead's powerful strategies will teach you how to drive your own success, by having the fearlessness, daily courage, and curiosity to jump in the deep end and swim with real purpose."
--Lee Ann Daly, Executive VP of Marketing, ESPN

"Tomorrow's successful companies are in desperate need of radical careerists: career entrepreneurs with broad skill sets, fresh perspectives, and no regard for the status quo."
--Steven Wilheit, SVP of Global Marketing, Nissan Motors --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

About the Author

One of the advertising industry's most celebrated creative directors, Sally Hogshead has won hundreds of awards for innovation. The press has described Sally as "audacious" and "a mastermind." She co-founded an agency at age 27, going on to work with brands such as Coca-Cola, MINI Cooper, P&G, and Godiva. Today Sally is a highly sought-after speaker and writer, helping individuals and companies discover their ultimate competitive advantages. (And yes, that really is her last name.) --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

More About the Author

Sally Hogshead helps world-class businesses develop messages that influence and persuade consumers, partners, and employees. Starting out as one of the most award-winning advertising writers in the country, she is today a world-renowned brand consultant and speaker, leading keynotes for companies such as Starbucks and Microsoft as well as innovation workshops. As a creative director, she develops fascinating ideas for both Fortune 500 companies and start-ups. Hogshead and her work have been featured in the New York Times and on the Today show, CBS, ABC, and MSNBC.

Customer Reviews

A good book to give to those who are just starting out or need a little reving up.
Rebecca
Radical Careering is more than just a book; it's a way of life and an inspired point of view.
Big Shovel
Ms. Hogshead provides 100 Truths in an inspiring and easy to read format with great graphics.
C. Cardinale

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

20 of 22 people found the following review helpful By Dr. Cathy Goodwin TOP 500 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on November 26, 2005
Format: Paperback
As a career consultant myself, I'd agree with just about every one of Hogshead's radical truths. I'll recommend this stocking-stuffer to my clients, with the warning, "What seems simple really isn't."

Hogshead presents ideas as aphorisms, one to a chapter, reflecting the contemporary mind that concentrates five minutes at a time. Each chapter and each aphorism could be a whole session of discussion with a career consultant, coach or counselor.

Best advice: Live in verbs. Worth ethic trumps talent. Avoid manufacturing buggy whips. Remain an underdog. Lose early. And (best) invent option C.

My only quibbles: I wish she'd omitted the research. Asking careerists what they believe isn't especially helpful.

And I must admit I get twitchy when career coaches say, "You always have options." Or as Hogshead suggests, "Being in a crap job isn't your fault. Staying in a crap job is."

Often you have to pay dues by staying in a "crap job" longer than you feel comfortable. And sometimes your options lie between a rock and a hard place. A fifty-something who's been laid off or who's made a wrong career turn will not have as many options as the twenty-something or even thirty-something. Yes, change is possible and happiness can come, but I wouldn't underestimate the price you pay.

Still, I plan to recommend this book to my Great Career Moves list as well as to many of my clients. Definitely worth buying, reading and sharing with your favorite career-frustrated friend.
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10 of 11 people found the following review helpful By Big Shovel on September 20, 2005
Format: Paperback
Just when I thought I was alone, I found Radical Careering. It is helpful, interesting, and inspirational. I see it as being something I always will keep in my top desk drawer or brief case. The book provides not just great practical advice, but more than that, I think it creates an attitude to be emulated in the workplace. The Radical Truths are specific enough to provide good advice, yet broad enough to be applied across any myriad of situations or occupations. This book and the implications of its research are essential to anyone in the workplace today. This is the first step in something revolutionary. Radical Careering is more than just a book; it's a way of life and an inspired point of view.
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful By David Esrati on November 13, 2005
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So, OK, I bought a dozen copies to hand out to friends and clients- who are stuck in their life journey.

This book may not have the answers (those are inside you) but it sure gives you the questions to ask.

Personally- the one "Truth" that made this book worthwhile to me- and gave me the kick in the pants to do something different- was "Aspire to be the dumbest person in the room"- in other words- if you are always the brightest- you aren't aspiring to your potential. I can't say this book made me smarter- but it did help in getting me out of a rut- and sometimes that's all you need.

Beautifully designed- it makes a great gift book.
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26 of 34 people found the following review helpful By mblackford on April 21, 2006
Format: Paperback
It's clear to me that many of the reviews I have read about "Radical Careering..." must have been written by the author's family and friends as this book lacked any sort of substance. The author is from the advertising industry, and the book is more aptly described as '100 advertisments about your relationship with your job'. It's more appropriate as a 'reflection a day' type of thing versus an indepth look at how you can switch careers or have a more fufilling career. There is no solid advice in here on how to change careers, how to switch from one path to another, or practical hints and tips on what works and what doesn't. Instead, every page is a glossy 'advertisement' for some sort of thought about your career. For example 'Being in a bad job isn't you fault. Staying in a bad job is your fault'...OK...got it....now is there any help for me to move? Nope. After these blindingly obvious 'truths', the reader is left to themselves about what to do next. Probably the worst career book I've ever read, it's not woth the $3.99 used price even. Believe me, you should skip this one.
Mary
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Var Mit on September 25, 2005
Format: Paperback
I have read quite a few motiviational books in the business genre, and I will say that this one isn't one that has a monotomous drone like many others. It has lively art to accompany each "truth", but, I know...that isn't enough to be a good book.

I will say that this is a good everyday book. It's a good book to have around, whether in your office, or at home,to pick up and read a "truth" a day for that bit of inspiration to achieve your goals in the workforce. It's written in an enthusiastic tone, and I found that attitude to be infectious.

I couldn't read it straight through in one sitting, myself. But, I feel that it isn't quite meant for that. It is much more suitable for a tag along book, whether in your briefcase or handbag. But, I find you'll get the most use out of it that way, as well, so, that's a good thing.
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8 of 10 people found the following review helpful By Leigh on September 19, 2005
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With my job being as busy as it is, I barely have time to find a better one. I've tried books like this before and I've always found myself snoozing by the time I've hit the third chapter. This book was incredibly easy to read and cut straight to the points, which I loved. I pick it up and just flip to a page to get a good dose of inspiration for the day. It's pretty gutsy in how it's done and I liked that. Definitely helped me make some moves in my life and take me to a different place with how I feel about where I am already and where I can go.
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