Daniel Pink (he of the remarkable RSA video on motivation) has written a manga career guide with art by Rob Ten Pas, and it’s very good. The protagonist, Johnny Bunko, is a creative type stuck in an accounting job he’s terrible at. Enter magic chopsticks and a kind of tough love career genie (to be played by Angelina Jolie in the film I bet). Johnny gets six work and life lessons. Good advice, engagingly delivered:
- There is no plan.
- Think strengths, not weaknesses.
- It’s not about you.
- Persistence trumps talent.
- Make excellent mistakes.
- Leave an imprint.
#5, an echo of Samuel Beckett’s line,
“Ever tried. Ever failed. No matter. Try Again. Fail again. Fail better.”
One Reply to “Career Advice Courtesy of Johnny Bunko”
“It’s not about you” is my mantra for helping clients with marketing plans. Works in so many situations.