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Maximize Your Potential: Grow Your Expertise, Take Bold Risks & Build an Incredible Career (The 99U Book Series 2) by [Glei, Jocelyn K., 99U]
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99U is on a mission to provide the "missing curriculum" that every creative person and team needs to make ideas happen. 99U is part of Behance, a team devoted to empowering and connecting the creative world.

In this ongoing book series, 99U shares pragmatic, action-oriented insights that are designed to help you become a better manager of your ideas, your time, and your creative career. Dozens of thought-leaders and creatives have contributed to the series, including Seth Godin, Gretchen Rubin, Stefan Sagmeister, Tony Schwartz, Steven Pressfield, Scott Belsky, Leo Babauta, Tina Seelig, Joshua Foer, Teresa Amabile, Frans Johansson, and many more.

The series is edited by Jocelyn K. Glei, Director and Editor-in-Chief of 99U. Jocelyn oversees the 99u.com website—which has won two Webby Awards for "Best Cultural Blog"—and leads the curation and execution of the popular 99U Conference. Prior to joining 99U, Jocelyn was the global managing editor at the online media company Flavorpill. She is passionate about creating content-driven products that people love.


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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 6644 KB
  • Print Length: 260 pages
  • Publisher: Amazon Publishing (24 Sept. 2013)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00CLVF2P4
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars 21 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #71,599 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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This was a great book to read in a few 10-15m coffee breaks. It's really bite sized and easy to consume, and even if the content is somewhat common sense and stuff that has been said many times, it is still a great reminder and provides a couple of good nudges to those small things you need to keep reading and reminding yourself of.
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Jocelyn Glei edited this volume to which she and 21 others contributed their "insights on making things happen," as did Scott Belsky, CEO of Behance, who also wrote the Foreword: "You're a Free Radical, Run with It." This is one of the first volumes in the 99U Box Series published by Amazon. Visit the 99U by Behance website and you will encounter this brief explanation: "For too long, the creative world has focused on idea generation at the expense of idea execution. As the legendary inventor Thomas Edison famously said, 'Genius is 1% inspiration, and 99% perspiration.' To truly make great ideas a reality, we must act, experiment, fail, adapt, and learn on a daily basis. 99U is Behance's effort to provide this "missing curriculum" for making ideas happen. Through our Webby Award-winning website, popular events, and bestselling books, we share pragmatic, action-oriented insights from leading researchers and visionary creatives. At 99U, we don't want to give you more ideas--we want to empower you to make good on the ones you've got." It was Edison who also said, "Vision without execution is hallucination." Darrell Royal's observation is even more volume to this book: "potential" means "you ain't done it yet."

The brief but insightful essays are divided within four sections: Creating Opportunities, Building Expertise, Cultivating Relationships, and Taking Risks.
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I bought this after having read the first book in the series and have enjoyed this one just as much. Each essay is only two or three pages long so they can be crammed into a busy schedule when you have a couple of minutes downtime. As well as the essays there are also inspirational quotes throughout, and the design and presentation of the book is great too. Recommended.
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Normally I loose interest half way through these type of books as they can become repetitive. I was very surprised, can only describe this book as brilliant. In fact I enjoyed reading every chapter and have started applying some principles to my every day. Thank you Jocelyn K. Glei for a excellent read.
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Great read with some fantastic points in it that felt like they were directly written for me. Both this and the previous title gave me ideas that you want to put in place.
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I really enjoyed this book and found it full of great references for further reading on this and other subjects.
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Great advice from truly inspiring people. No matter if you're highly organised and focused or complete shambles when it comes to getting your work in order, they'll be something in this book for you.
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Overall a very interesting book, I definitely like the style and examples used. The Anders Eriksson section for me was the highlight...10,000 hours to become a master
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