Inspire

Who are those people…
Discover, distil, and understand who they are. Generation Me. Trophy Kids. Generation Stuck. Whatever they are called, the new Generation is changing the way people think and work. They’re likely to be the most educated generation in history. They integrate technology into daily life and push the boundaries. Millennials are multitasking multicultural, entrepreneurial and more liberal and less religious than their elder counterparts. While their peers search for jobs in a weak economy, Millennials in the workforce embrace a casual work style. Will generations clash or will they find a way to productively coexist? We believe that the video to the right gives a good understanding of the new generation and their passion. Have a look!

 

…who are just about to make the future happen?
Success in your early career is not measured by how far you make it on the path, but rather by which path you chose in the first place. The 5 books below will reframe your thinking and guide you toward the path you were meant to take. Remember: this isn’t just about your age, but rather about your stage. So if you are in the stage of life where you are choosing which path to take, do yourself the favour and check out the following books today!

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1. The Alchemist
by Paulo Coehlo

Coehlo’s masterpiece continues to be a seminal read for people of all ages, but especially for 20-something seekers. It’s a fictional tale, but it carries the truths that those of us who are searching for answers can learn from. If you were one of those kids who loved mythical stories of wonder and personal transformation growing up, this book will help guide you into the adult you hope to become.

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2. The Promise of a Pencil
by Adam Braun

You simply cannot read this book and look at your life the same way after you turn the last page. Braun captures the restless voice within every 20-something and clearly explains how to craft your life into a story worth telling. His true tale of turning $25 into more than 200 schools around the world will inspire you beyond belief, and each chapter is titled with an actionable, guiding step to create your own life of success and significance.

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3. Do Cool Sh*t
by Miki Agrawal

This book was written for the new generation of people who don’t want to follow the traditional paths of investment banking, management consulting, medicine, or law. Agrawal wrote this book to remind you that you have a backbone, that you are inherently strong, that it’s cool to care and be excited about ideas, it’s cool to be proactive, to mess up, to work your ass off on something that is meaningful to you and it’s cool to keep trying when the odds are stacked against you.

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4. Delivering Happiness
by Tony Hsieh

The first 53 pages of this book changed my life. No exaggeration. Tony Hsieh was in his early twenties when he was confronted with an unusual decision: does he follow his head and take the millions of dollars being offered to him, or does he follow his heart and walk away? The answer, and the way Hsieh explains how he thought through the dilemma, has forever changed the way I approach every career decision I make.

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5. Pour Your Heart Into It
by Howard Schultz

Howard Schultz grew up in the projects of Brooklyn, NY. He worked hard and by his late twenties he was a highly-paid corporate exec in Manhattan. Then, he threw it all away. He packed up his bags and moved to Seattle, heading out to work for a little store that sold coffee beans. As he left New York, his mother cried out to him, “You’re doing well, you have a future. Don’t give it up for a small company nobody’s ever heard of.” But still, Howard felt it was the right move, so he marched on. Sure enough, that “small company” turned out to be Starbucks.