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Zen and the art of making a living : a practical guide to creative career design

Author: Laurence G Boldt
Publisher: New York : Penguin/Arkana, 1999.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Rev. edView all editions and formats
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Applies Zen philosophies and techniques to uncovering one's talents, assessing career skills, marketing one's abilities, and conducting a job search.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Laurence G Boldt
ISBN: 0140195998 9780140195996
OCLC Number: 40838442
Description: li, 640 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Acknowledgements --
Preface to the revised edition --
Preface --
How to use this book --
Doing the work you love --
Prologue : Art of life's work --
Introduction : Grail quest or the bourgeois nest? --
Tao of work; or, creative self-expression --
Zen at work; or, poetry in motion --
Myth at work; or, crafting the story of your life --
World calls for the postmodern (blissful) hero --
Act I : Quest for life's work --
Quest for your best --
Vision questing ; Clarifying values ; Pointing to purpose ; Targeting talents ; Marking mission objectives ; What if you still don't know? --
Act II : Game of life's work --
Playing the game : winners, losers, and choosers --
Your new career : getting a picture ; Reality testing ; Evaluation : No or go? --
Act III : Battle for life's work --
Winning in the marketplace --
Taking it to the street : choosing your marketing strategy ; Sailing the entrepreneurship ; Wielding the freelance ; Crafting the nonprofit foundation ; Landing the right job ; Street smarts --
Act IV : School of life's work --
Learning to change : the old boy and the student-sage --
Getting there : transition strategies ; Training thrills : knowledge and skills ; Creating the self-image you need to succeed ; Help! : enlisting support ; Loving what you do ('til you are doing what you love) --
Economics : scar-city or mutual support system? --
Volunteering.
Responsibility: Laurence G. Boldt.

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Applies Zen philosophies and techniques to uncovering one's talents, assessing career skills, marketing one's abilities, and conducting a job search.

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