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The Start-Up of You: Adapt to the Future, Invest in Yourself, and Transform Your Career

The Start-Up of You: Adapt to the Future, Invest in Yourself, and Transform Your Career - Reid Hoffman, Ben Casnocha An important read and perhaps one that should be required for everyone graduating from college these days. People still act as if there are these fixed "job" entities just waiting for them as soon as they get a degree; unfortunately, this is just not the case. Nowadays, it's more of a pure market than ever and you are a merchant selling your skills.

The book does meander into the "self-help" flavor at times and the "you should REALLY be using LinkedIn" at other times. However, for the most part, it's full of compelling anecdotes, good advice on networking, and a strong theme of personal growth and adaptation.

My favorite part:

"Opportunities do not float like clouds. They are firmly attached to individuals. If you're looking for an opportunity, you're really looking for people."