Shake the World: It’s Not About Finding a Job, It’s About Creating a Life

James Marshall Reilly. Portfolio, $25.95 (288p) ISBN 978-1-59184-455-6
Reilly, president of a talent management firm, interviews some of today’s most celebrated entrepreneurs, business owners, technology experts, educators, artists, and philanthropists in America to look for themes and commonalities in their successes in this tough economic climate. He shares insights from leaders like Tony Hsieh of Zappos, Blake Mycoskie of Tom’s, Shawn Fanning of Napster to argue that if there is a blueprint for success, it is in relentlessly following one’s personal passion, linking it to social justice, and embracing philanthropy, thereby creating not only meaningful work but also a meaningful personal life. It’s a tall order, but Reilly’s tone is pleasantly idealistic and his lively style will engage young readers with its hopeful message that there are innovative alternatives to a traditional corporate career path. For Gen X or older readers who can get past the tacit inference that this generation is the first to face massive socioeconomic shifts or embrace social change, the interviews with young leaders offer insights into the mindset of the Millennials and how recent economic forces are changing the way they view work and life. (Jan.)
Reviewed on: 09/12/2011
Release date: 12/29/2011
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