Synopses & Reviews
A practical and inspirational guide to examining your career and deciding whether it truly makes you happy — this book will show you the steps it takes to find a job that truly makes you thrive.
The desire for fulfilling work is one of the great aspirations of our age. This book reveals explores the competing claims we face for money, status, and meaning in our lives. Drawing on wisdom from a variety of disciplines, cultural thinker Roman Krznaric sets out a practical guide to negotiating the labyrinth of choices, overcoming fear of change, and finding a career in which you thrive. Overturning a century of traditional thought about career change, Krznaric reveals just what it takes to find life-enhancing work.
The School of Life is dedicated to exploring lifes big questions: How can we fulfill our potential? Can work be inspiring? Why does community matter? Can relationships last a lifetime? We don't have all the answers, but we will direct you toward a variety of useful ideas — from philosophy to literature, psychology to the visual arts — that are guaranteed to stimulate, provoke, nourish, and console. www.theschooloflife.com
“Krznaric is a congenial writer, and the interweaving of historical fact, psychology, and interviews is nicely done.” Steven Poole, The Guardian
“Leaving your job in search of more fulfilling opportunities is one of life's most intimidating jumps, and Roman Krznaric's How to Find Fulfilling Work is an indispensable handbook.” Peter Holmes a Court, Australian Financial Review
“An inspirational self-help book with an intellectual pedigree.” Kirkus Reviews
About the Author
Roman Krznaric is a cultural thinker and founding faculty member of The School of Life. He advises organizations, including Oxfam and the United Nations, on using empathy and conversation to create social change, and has been named by The Observer as one of Britains leading lifestyle philosophers. His works, including The Wonderbox: Curious Histories of How to Live and The First Beautiful Game: Stories of Obsession in Real Tennis, have been translated into more than a dozen languages. www.romankrznaric.com