Personal Best: 1001 Great Ideas for Achieving Success in Your Career


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Title:Personal Best: 1001 Great Ideas for Achieving Success 
in Your Career; by Joe Tye; John Wiley & Sons Inc.;
ISBN 0-471-14888-1; paperback; 303 pages; US$12.95, Can$18.50.

Reviewer: Glenn Darling, "Personal Best is undoubtedly a prime 
candidate for what I'm sure will be 1001 MORE Great Ideas for 
Achieving Success. This book is addictive."

The words of wisdom found in Personal Best are like babies in 
the middle of the night, crying out for your attention. They're 
hard to ignore.

Personal Best: 1001 Great Ideas for Achieving Success in Your 
Career is a real rush. It's an all inclusive roundup of career 
advancement strategies. 

As the job market diversifies and expands into wider technical 
areas, career options for today's top professionals call for the 
honing of job search skills.
  
To stay ahead of the corporate-ladder-crowd takes help. This 
book has plenty of the best help from some of the sharpest 
minds on the planet. If the reader is between jobs or looking 
to move up the corporate ladder, 

Personal Best has a 1001 tips and tactics in a broad base 
of 14 subject areas. One thing you won't be able to do is ignore
 the advice. Virtually every contribution is a gem unto itself.
All the reader has to do is make a beginning. 

Perhaps at page 114, where the sagacious advice forces one 
to realize that "questions are more important than answers. 
Give yourself half a day of peaceful solitude and make a list 
of the most important questions in your life." Very simple, 
and most profound.

Or how about page 90, where a real truth jumps right out at you.
"Your much more likely to achieve your financial goals if you think 
not in terms of what the money will buy, but rather in terms of how 
it will help you achieve your purpose." 

How many people even have goals, written or otherwise?

Balancing practical advice with self-help psychology makes this 
publication easy to navigate. Learn about the technical, emotional 
and spiritual skills that can help one, get ahead. From preparing 
resumes and networking to self-assessment and self-knowledge, 
it's all here.

With a 1001 choices author Joe Tye's nugget infested mine is 
cover-to-cover logic. Even to the extent of having absolutely no 
index. 

Tye has seen fit to force the reader into a mine field of 
practical knowledge without so much as a mental mind detector. 
A very smart move if you consider the diversity of topics covered. 
You can flip right to the most apropos area for you. 

Be sure and bring your marker pens, you'll be underlining hundreds 
of ideas.

Personal Best is undoubtedly a prime candidate for what I'm sure 
will be 1001 MORE Great Ideas for Achieving Success. 



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