- Paperback: 208 pages
- Publisher: Trestle Publishing (April 1, 2008)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0979943108
- ISBN-13: 978-0979943102
- Product Dimensions: 5 x 0.8 x 6.8 inches
- Shipping Weight: 7.2 ounces
- Average Customer Review: 19 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,073,120 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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How to Self-Destruct: Making the Least of What's Left of Your Career Paperback – April 1, 2008
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When reading the book How to Self-Destruct there is that moment, after pages and pages of laughing at the stupid things other people do in their careers, when the reader hits the prescient passage.
It is that moment when you look up from the pages and say, "Hey, how does this guy know me?" --Ann Belser, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
About the Author
Jason Seiden delivers a powerful message of professional and leadership development, tailored specifically to the needs and ambitions of Generations X & Y. He shows adults who are ready to take the next step in their careers how the business world works and helps them succeed without sacrificing their souls. Ivy League educated, Jason is an experienced consultant to Fortune 500 executives and a graduate level instructor of leadership and negotiations.
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Just as I thought, I was well on my way to career oblivion, as evidenced by the plethora of examples the author Jason gives for people in a similar situation. This work tends to address business professionals in every typical career stage including entry-level, mid-level, and executive management. His ability to mix his humorous prose with very real, very moving career advice is by no means an easy task; yet he seems to have succeeded brilliantly. One week later, I've read the entire book and am planning to put the author's winning advice into practice on my upcoming project. I can't help but feel as though things will go much better this time, given my new insight into what it takes to be a masochistic success-story!
So, I got really engaged in the book and read almost all the pink sections, some of the white sections and if you are a "literalist" like me, you will love this.
And, it's not just a career book, but a book to be read if you are thinking about retiring. (I call that redirecting.) I think Seiden should write a book for upcoming retirees, but he says he has no credibility yet on that topic. I say this guy can tackle just about anything, and succeed. And you will too if you read this.
Thomas Huynh, founder
This book will keep you on your toes, or as Jason says "the discomfort you'll feel will be your brain, thinking." How to Self-Destruct is an entertaining read full of truth, and no fluff. Jason "gets it" and wants you to get it too. As a young professional starting my career I continually go back to this book for valuable insights and inspiration.
One of my favorite quotes in the book..."That's the process of thinking critically, also known as thinking for yourself. Our nation is founded on the principle that you can and will do just that." Thanks Jason!