Saturday, October 04, 2008

The Adventures of Johnny Bunko : Daniel H. Pink & Rob Ten Pas

America’s first business book in manga and the last career guide you’ll ever need. 

I highly recommend this book.  It's amazing to read and has great lessons.
  1. There is no Plan.
  2. Think Strengths, not weaknesses.
  3. It's not about you.
  4. Persistence trumps talent.
  5. Make excellent mistakes.
  6. Leave an imprint.
A few fave quotes:
  • Life: it's like an algebra problem painted by Salvador Dali. 
  • X might lead to W, and W might lead to the color Blue. And the color blue might lead to a chicken quesadilla.
  • Is this mind-numbingly repetitive? Or repetitively mind-numbing?
  • That's why intrinsic motivation is so important. Doing things not to get an external reward like money or a promotion but because you simply like doing it. The more intrinsic motivation you have, the more likely you are to persist. The more you persist, the more likely you are to succeed.


  1. Anonymous1:31 am

    Glad you liked the book, Matt. Thanks for telling your readers.

    Dan Pink

  2. I'd always thought that a comic style would be great for getting people to actually read about software. The Google Chrome doc was good, but I'm now sold on Manga.


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