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Weird in a World That's Not: Career Guide for Misfits, F*ckups, and Failures
By Jennifer Romolini
The below doesn't say anything I haven't heard before, but a reminder's always nice. Weird in a World That's Not appealed to me as I continue to feel more and more disconnected with corporate culture. Still, there are things I'm learning every day that are and will be super valuable.
"If you focus on becoming great at what you do (which we will talk about more specifically later in this book, and which I heartily encourage), if you keep your mind open to learning and seek out new challenges and opportunities and are kind to people in the process, no one and nothing can slow you down—especially not something as frivolous as the corporate-culture nonsense conducted under those fluorescent lights. And, sure, your first jobs may not always be worthy of you and your dreams, but your big-picture goals and career certainly are."
(p. 99, Chapter 7 "Surviving Yourself")