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4.0 out of 5 stars Credible answers -- but may be the wrong question
The authors have taken an important problem -- how to ensure the best 'fit' between a person's values and interests, and a particular job -- and applied both intelligent scrutiny and strict scientific method to come up with trustworthy results. The "Business Career Interest Inventory" is a valuable tool (at a good price), and the book offers excellent insight...
Published on 25 Mar. 1998

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2.0 out of 5 stars This book is a waste of time!
I fit within the narrow target audience of the book, and found it to be completely useless. The whole book could have been reduced down to one chapter. It is hard to stay awake through example after example that illustrate points that are pretty intuitive.
Published on 23 April 1998


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4.0 out of 5 stars Credible answers -- but may be the wrong question, 25 Mar. 1998
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This review is from: Discovering Your Career in Business (Paperback)
The authors have taken an important problem -- how to ensure the best 'fit' between a person's values and interests, and a particular job -- and applied both intelligent scrutiny and strict scientific method to come up with trustworthy results. The "Business Career Interest Inventory" is a valuable tool (at a good price), and the book offers excellent insight into interpreting its results and using them to discover which business career best suits you.
I have only one area of disagreement with this approach, but it's a profound one. The authors seem to assume that the business world, as it exists today, is a "given," and that choosing a business career requires you merely to identify the right shape of hole into which you, the peg, will fit. In fact the business world is undergoing profound changes: the hierarchical model of management is flattening; more people are adopting the philosophy that they work "for themselves" rather than attaching their loyalty to a company or an industry; and the transition from a product-oriented to a service economy, and from a skills-based to a knowledge-based model of employee competence, is transforming the work place.
How do the interest patterns identified by the BCCI fit into a business environment in a state of flux? Maybe the authors will address this problem in the second edition ... but the fact that they didn't (yet) makes me question the premises upon which this book is based.
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4.0 out of 5 stars One valuable part of a career discovery process, 24 Nov. 1998
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I found the diagnostic (on disk) as well as the text of the book very useful in exploring careers in business. Clearly it deals with only part of what you need to know about yourself to chart your career - your interests. But you ignore these at great peril to your happiness and your success, so it is a great place to start. Jump in and do the diagnostic, otherwise you may be deterred getting started. Much of the latter part of the book was very well written. The early chapters are a bit slow.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Choosing or Changing a Career In Business? Buy This Book., 24 Mar. 1998
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"Discovering Your Career In Business" will open your eyes to the aspects of your personality that directly influence your success and happiness in business. The authors, a pair of Harvard PHDs, take it one step further and help match you with a career that fits the true you.
The user-friendly Business Career Interest Inventory (BCII) software tool that comes along with this book is indispensable. The BCII, through a series of seemingly simple questions, provides incredibly meaningful insight into one's true business interests. The BCII results are easily interpreted and translated into a career profile (i.e., what you should be doing in the business field).

In short, this book provides invaluable tools and guidance to help determine which aspect of business, if any, is truly right for you.
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5.0 out of 5 stars I love this book, it's insightful, direct and easy to use, 24 May 1998
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This book and disk combo are exactly what my career needed. I was struggling with my job at mid-career and Discovering Your Career in Business helped me define exactly where I needed to be to be happy. I took the test on the enclosed disk and referenced my rating back into the book. The book highlighted my true interests and strengths and how I should redirect my career. I've changed my career goals and I'm excelling in a new position that I reallly love -- thanks to the authors for their insightful approach.
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2.0 out of 5 stars This book is a waste of time!, 23 April 1998
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I fit within the narrow target audience of the book, and found it to be completely useless. The whole book could have been reduced down to one chapter. It is hard to stay awake through example after example that illustrate points that are pretty intuitive.
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5.0 out of 5 stars EUREKA!!, FINALLY THE DIRECTION I NEEDED, 11 May 1999
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I have read several books pertaining to career development. This book is the most effective tool i have found in determining my carreer path. Bravo!!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Invaluable Career Guide, 8 May 1998
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I found Discovering Your Career in Business to be an invaluable career guide, thoughtful in presentation and beautifully organized.
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