Thursday, September 10, 2009

Book Review - The Millionaire in the Mirror

The Millionaire in the Mirror by Gene Bedell: This book is meant for those who seek Outstanding Success (Gene emphasizes the capital O and capital S) in career - going beyond happiness at work, to really make it to the top 1%. I am really happy I read this book, and unhappy that I never knew about it earlier in my career. Gene has been there and done that, and it is also amazing he is willing to mentor so well from all the wisdom gained from his distinguished career. He is very methodical, thorough in defining what he means by Outstanding Success, how some one can become a "Heat seeking missile" and shoot for such a lofty goal, what pitfalls to watch out for, and how to coach oneself to get ahead, get unstuck and navigate the corporate world. He also provides a different perspective on entrepreneurship - why it is not as glamorous as it is projected to be, and why working for large corporations is not as bad as it is touted to be either. If there is one book I'd recommend for career oriented individuals in 30s and 40s, or those just starting out in early 20s, this is it.

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