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Roadtrip Nation: A Guide to Discovering Your Path in Life Paperback – August 22, 2006
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To summarize, the idea of the book and its message are great. There are many roads in life, and your parents and school hardly ever give you an accurate picture of all the possibilities. So you should explore, meet people, find your passion, work at it, and don't be discouraged when you don't meet instant success. But when it comes to fleshing out these ideas, the book's superficial profiles fall short. Stick with the website.
Included in the book are interviews with a diverse group of business people - you've got everything from the lawyer that gave Erin Brochovich her start to the manager of the Michael Jordan brand (yeah, there's a guy who's job it is to do just that - who knew?). Each section includes the road map of the interview, which shows just how many options/choices each of us have. Some went to college; some didn't. Some did the expected; some didn't.
Also included are tips on how to get in and talk to people you thought you'd never have a chance at interviewing. Mike & Nathan give the scoop on how they did what they did...after all, you didn't think just anybody could pick up the phone to talk to the Chairman of Starbucks, did you?
Perhaps the best advice in the book comes from Michael Dell, founder and CEO of Dell Computers. He says "Don't be afraid to fail because that's usually when you learn." But, you'll find many other tidbits of information that can help you on your way. I know I learned a few things, though I guess I'm lucky enough to actually know what I want to do when I grow up. ;-)
Recommended for readers aged 14 and up or anyone questioning their current career path. Yep, that's right - anyone can find the right road if they're willing to just get out there and do a bit of traveling.
Kimberly Pauley, The Young Adult Books Goddess @ YABooksCentral.com
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Bought for my nephew as he was entering college. I wanted to give him some ideas as to what career to pursue.Published 11 months ago by GMC
awesome idea, but bad writing, boring interviews, and cheesy as hell. do not understand how this book gained so much popularity. completely uninspired and basic.Published 12 months ago by hannah
Every one should read this book at any age but especially middle and high schoolers. It really gives some great insight to the various careers out there.Published 16 months ago by Grace1
really enjoyed the reading on the journey of kids looking for a meaningful career. Fun readPublished 17 months ago by Sabu
Book came in great condition. It was a gift for my friend's teen and was something I read when I transitioning careers. Read morePublished on August 21, 2014 by Home Workout Gal
It kinda over simplifies things and gives people a sense that anything can be accomplished if you just try. Which I think is BS.Published on April 13, 2014 by Jeff Carr
I love the adventure these guys share in this book. Excellent read. Inspiring for those who are looking for a new direction.Published on December 3, 2012 by M