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Accidental Creative – “Podcast: Jon Acuff on Do Over

Fast Company – “How to Balance The Fear of Failure With The Prospect of Regret

Huffington Post – “Why Everyone Needs a Do Over: Q&A with Jon Acuff

Guideposts –”5 Tips for Making a Career Change

Yahoo! Finance – “Hate your job? Here’s how to love it

The Street – “Here’s Why You Are Never Too Old for a Career ‘Do Over’

Time – “6 Ways to Handle Getting Fired Without Totally Freaking Out

Reader’s Digest – “9 Important, Invisible Job Skills You Might Not Realize You Have

Business Insider – “A simple 2-step exercise for figuring out what you’re really good at

Michael Hyatt – “The Secret Part of Bravery People Struggle With Most

Fast Company – “How to Fall in Love With Mondays

Publishers Weekly – Book Review of Do Over

Fast Company – “10 Books We’ll Be Reading in 2015

Forbes – “Why Most People Don’t Reach Their Full Potential And How You Can

Huffington Post – “3 Reasons Why Jon Acuff’s Start Experiment Was Awesome Online Community Building

 

Book Reviews for Do Over

Publishers Weekly

“In this lively business manual, Acuff (Start) sets readers on the path to “intentionally building a career” using a tool kit he calls the Career Savings Account (CSA). Aimed at helping readers navigate and capitalize on career changes (planned or unplanned), the CSA comprises four components: relationships, skills, character, and hustle. According to Acuff, many people already possess some of the components, but few have the entire package. Delving deeply into what he means by “relationships,” Acuff helps readers identify people both close and distant who can aid in attaining career goals. Perhaps most usefully, he groups the relationships formed over the course of a career into three basic categories: friend, advocate, and foe. Acuff also tackles the importance of mastering your skills, stressing the importance of skills that may be “invisible” to you. As for character and hustle, he connects these qualities to the respective virtues of being “present” and “flexible with your dream.” Brimming over with sound, practical advice, this book will benefit individuals looking to take charge of their careers at any stage.”

 Library Journal

“Acuff (Start; Quitter), a former corporate marketing executive for Home Depot, Staples, and Bose, sums it all up in this book. In much the same style as his blog (acuff.me), the author offers insight, practical advice, and empowering stories about career transitions-those that you choose and those that you don’t. He is concerned that most people spend more time preparing for college than they do managing their careers and think more about working a job instead of building a career. Escaping this mindset requires preparation; Acuff suggests a mental model called the Career Savings Account, a place to deposit and track skills, relationships, character, and hustle. Equally important to Acuff is understanding career trajectories and employing the Career Saving Account deposits in a career transition. VERDICT Informally written with inspiring true stories, and reflective without being maudlin, this book is highly recommended for the college graduate just beginning a career and in particular for those in the midst of a career transition.”

-Jane Scott, Clark Lib., Univ. of Portland, OR © Copyright 2015. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.