Readers will be drawn in to the well-organized and conversational style of the book...For those with a story to tell, a unique experience to share, a fun hobby, or simply an interesting life, Reilly delivers hope that these people can join others in the accessible speaker's market to grow their brand and personal wealth.
Studded with inspirational gems.
A call to arms to the breathless young...
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...the interviews with young leaders offer insights into the mind-set of the millennials.
Take risks. Think bigger than you dare. Above all, embrace your biggest passions. James Marshall Reilly's message isn't just for young people - it will lead you and me and everyone to richer lives.
For anyone looking for a present for an anxious 21 year-old, Reilly's book is it. Just don't be surprised if they then ditch their plans to take a job in accounting, head off to dig irrigation ditches in Haiti, tweet the results, and apply for the next round of TED fellowships.
It's an eye opening book 'not about finding a job, but about creating a life' that all high school and college kids should read to help them think outside the last-century box in this new millennium...that's one recurring theme in Shake the World, a hot new book about a growing number of young socially conscious entrepreneurs who, in an age of avarice, measure their own success by how much they give back.
What Reilly discovered in these in-depth interviews were career paths that defy prediction. The thoughtful strategizing beloved by old-school career counselors does aspiring entrepreneurs little good, Reilly found. Instead they need to learn to dabble, experiment, and most of all redefine their understanding of risk.
It's a grim time out there with millions of unemployed or underemployed out of work for months if not years, whether newly minted college graduates or corporate veterans. Having interviewed a good handful of entrepreneurs (as well as drawing on his own youthful success), Reilly is ready to share his take on what makes career changers succeed. His enthusiasm and spirit are contagious and might just provide a good boost to the weary job seeker.
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