Friday, July 6, 2012

Wisdom Meets Passion by Dan Miller and Jared Angaza

Title:  Wisdom Meets Passion

Author:  Dan Miller and Jared Angaza

Rating:  Right for you if you are looking for inspiration

Reason for Reading:  I have enjoyed reading many of Dan Miller’s previous books, including 48 Days To The Work You Love and No More Mondays.

Format:  I read this on my Nook SimpleTouch

Summary:  The book is a description of a less common point of view about work, both the ways in which people work and the purpose of their work.  Written in parallel, with both Dan and his son Jared writing something for each chapter, the book challenges conventional notions of working for a steady reliable paycheck and benefits.
Dan and Jared attempt to expand the reader’s understanding of the various methods for working, as well as the reasons why someone works.  Also given significant attention is the powerful results one can obtain when they, as the title describes, combine wisdom and passion.  When someone is using both what they know and what they care about, they can unlock tremendous opportunities and reap rich rewards.

Review:  The book provides several examples of different and less conventional work opportunities, many of which are inspiring.  If you enjoy meeting different people, people who live a different life from most of the population, these stories will connect you to them.  Wisdom Meets Passion is short on practical advice for job searches or small business start up, but just might inspire you to find something off the beaten path you might otherwise have missed.

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