The Great Johnny Bunko Challenge from DHP on Vimeo.
There's a young chap in Indiana, one Alec Quig, who has written to me about creating a career based on a polymathic degree, from which he has recently graduated. He's an interesting young man and his concerns about going forward in life are the anxieties we all face at crossroads in our lives when we are forced to make choices.
Dan Pink's latest book The Adventures of Johnny Bunko: The Last Career Guide You'll Ever Need might help:
"From a New York Times, BusinessWeek, and Washington Post bestselling author comes a first-of-its- kind career guide for a new generation of job seekers.There's never been a career guide like it.the fully illustrated story (ingeniously told in Manga form) of a young Everyman just out of college who lands his first job. Johnny Bunko is new to parachute company Boggs Corp., and he stumbles through his early days as a working stiff until a crisis prompts him to find a new job. Step by step he builds a career, illustrating as he does the six core lessons of finding, keeping, and flourishing in satisfying work: There is no plan ,Forget about your weaknesses, Persistence trumps talent, It's not about you ,Make excellent mistakes, Leave an imprint. Smart, engaging, and insightful, The Adventures of Johnny Bunko offers practical advice for anyone looking to start a rewarding career."
Dan Pink's book A Whole New Mind: Why Right-Brainers Will Rule the Future
was one of my inspirations from creating Idealog magazine with HB Media.
Alec, if you're reading this - get yourself a copy.