I have teenagers that sometimes think that the decision what they will study is the most important decision of their life.
I disagree. Here is the top ten career choices I already made in my life:
1) volunteer in a youthclub, some of my friends, turned it into a job
2) worked in a children playground
3) DJ at the youthclub and even worked a full summer as a DJ, in the south of France
4) Wrote songs for some local bands
5) software support
7) software trainer
8) agile coach
9) Wrote & published + 30 books
10) Blogger & Youtube
And I don’t plan to stick only to these choices for the rest of my life. Here are some of the books that helped me and friends to think about designing our life.
|So good they can’t ignore you||Cal Newport|
|Designing your life||Bill Burnett & Dave Evans|
|Show your work||Austin Kleon|
What books would you add?
If you like this book list: have a look at the bottom of this page for more book lists…
Coaching and managing people is first and foremost about listening to people.
A skill we don’t learn in most schools. The listening we learn in school is about being able to reproduce (at worst) and to think (at best).
The listening I’m most interesting today is to feel and empathize.
What books would you add to this list?
Full transparency: most links on these list use amazon affiliates links.
At the bottom of my own bookpage, you can find all the bookslists I have gathered since 2010.
Interview with Elisabeth Hendrickson for the video edition of Who is agile
Not only is it interesting to listen to Elisabeth it’s also fun to watch her talking.
Elisabeth twitter: @testobsessed
Books we talked about:
We also talked about microphones: we both use a Blue yeti microphone.
People we talked about: