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Product Details

  • Paperback: 272 pages
  • Publisher: Thomas Nelson (August 28, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0849947421
  • ISBN-13: 978-0849947421
  • Product Dimensions: 8.4 x 5.6 x 0.9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 8.8 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (98 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #795,134 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

Dan Miller, president of 48 Days, specializes in creative thinking for increased personal and business success. He is the author of the widely acclaimed 48 Days to The Work You Love and No More Dreaded Mondays. He writes for many popular magazines and web portals, has been a guest on CBS, MSNBC, The 700 Club, and The Dave Ramsey Show, and appears frequently on popular radio programs. Dan has been happily married to Joanne for more than forty-four years.


Jared Angaza is a branding consultant, philanthropist, and blogger. He’s the founder of KEZA, an ethical fashion company, and Angaza Consulting. Jared consults primarily on the issues of gender equality and business development. He is currently helping to rebrand one of Kenya’s premier coffee companies. Jared and his wife, Ilea, have lived and operated in East Africa since March 2006, consulting NGOs, governments, individuals, and businesses to transform their work into soul-filled art.

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Eva P. Scott
Dan Miller and Jared Angaza have written a great book in "Wisdom meets Passion".
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It's a book that will change the way think about your job.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Milk Donor Mama on August 20, 2012
Format: Paperback
Wisdom Meets Passion: When Generations Collide and Collaborate by Dan Miller and Jared Angaza combines the wisdom of the Greatest Generation with the passion of today's 20-somethings in a book filled with advice for the person who is looking to live their life with more authenticity, courage and faith.

If you only follow your passion, you may end up taking too many risks in your life and career. But if you only follow the wisdom of the elders, you may not take enough risk and end up with a boring, mediocre life with a job that you dread.

In this book, you can learn how to use your unique traits and combine them with dedication and your dreams to live the best life possible. This book is both edgy and insightful and offers a unique perspective by this dad-son team. I also liked how their perspectives included work domestically and abroad. I also liked the solutions for today's reality of job losses, lay-offs and self employment.

Disclaimer: I received a free copy of this book from Thomas Nelson Publishers in exchange for my review. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinion here is entirely my own.
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful By LaLaLaurie on September 25, 2012
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I received a copy of Wisdom Meets Passion by Dan Miller and Jared Angaza from Booksneeze for my honest review. So here is my honest review.

I was excited to read this book because it claims to show readers how to find work that "integrates your skills, personality traits, and passions; provides a sense of meaning, accomplishment, and fulfillment; be a person's greatest vehicle for living out God's purpose and calling; and ensure an unexpected flow of income and ultimate wealth." However, I feel that this book just didn't apply to me.

First of all, I have no idea what God's purpose and calling is for me, and this book doesn't offer insight as to how to figure it out. Perhaps I am supposed to visit the 48Days.com community online (based on Miller's other book 48 Days to the Work You Love) and pay for a coaching session.

Second, the personal stories told by Miller's son Jared Angaza (yes, son - Jared changed his last name because of his love of Africa) were kind of annoying. I get it. Jared lives "outside the box." He shunned the American way of life - big houses, fast cars, material yearnings - to live and work in Africa with his wife and adopted son. He's been incarcerated. He wrote and passed a law for women's rights. The only furniture his family has is a mattress with homemade mosquito net. They run a sustainable clothing line.

Well, good for them but I like furniture. I like living in my house. I don't think of myself as materialistic. I just want my home to look nice and have enough money to pay the bills and do things that we enjoy doing while also having the free time to do those things.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By J. Lalonde on September 23, 2012
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I really enjoyed Dan's first book, 48 Days To The Work You Love. His second book, No More Mondays, let me down a bit. I was hoping Wisdom Meets Passion would reclaim the excitement I felt while reading 48 Days.

Sad to say, it didn't. Reading through Wisdom Meets Passion felt old. Like something I've already read before. And that's because a lot of it was.

Dan used many posts from his blog to write this book. It's somewhere around 90%+ posts from his blog. He even states so in podcasts and interviews he has done since the release of the book.

While this doesn't necessarily make the book bad, it made the book hard for me to read and decreased my enjoyment.

Disclaimer: I received this book from the publisher for my honest review.
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If I had to use one word to describe "Wisdom Meets Passion" it would be "inspiring." The wonderful combination of Dan Miller's tried and true principles and his son's anecdotal stories of most of the principals in action provide a complete picture of exactly what it means to use both wisdom and passion to govern your life. The primary thesis in the book seems to be less about the battle between wisdom and passion than it is about the battle between freedom and security...because as they state in the book, you can't have both. Dan and his son address such controversial topics as the value of a college education, how people waste their lives pursuing security that doesn't exist, how doing what you have a passion for can be the best career path and more. The book also contains exercises to help you figure out what your passion is and how to apply it to your career. Recommended for anyone who is at a career impasse or for someone who is too fearful to do what they know must be done.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By A. Traub on August 14, 2012
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Dan Miller has written some very practical books about finding and creating the work you love. He's found a unique way to approach a topic that has been written about extensively. Dan's son Jared is a very unique person and his partnership in this book is not small. Jared's unique perspective is born out of his experience living a truly countercultural life. To be honest Dan and Jared are a strange team but the duo works. Together they created a guide that gives readers the permission and purpose in living a different kind of life. The life they advocate is characterized by choosing work you love, knowing your talents and passions and making positive change in the world with that work.

If you've read Dan's other books be prepared for something different. Jared is not a caboose on this train. His perspective is front and center and Dan didn't edit Jared's content. This book is truly wisdom meeting passion and it's a great read.

Disclosure: I received an advanced copy at no cost so I could be prepared to interview Dan for the Andy Andrew's podcast "In The Loop".
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