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3 Abbreviations on the career path
Wouldn't it be great to discover a career path and then of course take it straight away? That's exactly what Shane Snow, the author of “Smartcuts”, thought and set about discovering these abbreviations.
This very broad book has come out: in his book, Snow effortlessly feeds the thread from Alexander the Great over Michelle Phan to Jimmy Fallon. An interesting book that stimulates the way to think about new ways and to look for new possibilities.
To work hard for life has had its day
Of course you can do your own, for your promotion Company or work your life dream abroad hard for decades. Most of them do that too. But you can also take one of the many hidden abbreviations. Shane Snow explains what these are, how to find and use them in his book “Smartcuts”.
The New York journalist gives you a teaching lesson in a cross-thinking, finding new solutions for old problems. Anyone who is unconventional has the best chances to reach his goals faster than the career paths he has left, according to the author's promise.
The secrets of the flyers
Snow investigated how the “high-flyers” from business, politics and society manage to achieve so much more in a short time than the average. He meticulously worked out the formulas for success - the smart cuts - of the innovators portrayed in the book.
Among them are not only company founders, but also scientists, athletes, computer experts and hackers, US moderators and US presidents and even a YouTube star. Completely different types - nevertheless they exist, the common denominator.
Shortening, levering, lifting
Snow has designed three idealtypic shortcuts, which can be applied almost universally and can therefore also fend their own career and make everyday life easier.
- Shorten: “Lateral thinking” - for example, finding the credibility you have acquired in your own professional environment for a lateral entry into more attractive industries and jobs - as the US presidents usually do.
- Leverage: “This is how you grow into giants. This is how surfers become world champions, and homeless artists become Grammy Award winners. ”
- Take off: think bigger and act bigger than the average. That is the spirit of the “overachiever”.
Just working hard is nonsense
Nice quote: “According to conventional ideas, a talented and ambitious person only has to make an effort and work hard so that luck runs into him.
It would be like a surfer just having to wait in the same place in the water long enough for the right wave to come. ”
Conclusion: There are many people who ignite faster and easier the turbo for the career. Snow tells their stories and explains the patterns behind the Smartcuts.
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