All posts tagged: Career

Reading Notes: “Where You Go Is Not Who You’ll Be” by Frank Bruni

Frank Bruni’s  “Where you go is not who you’ll be” presses readers to rethink about US college admissions By Jasmine Huang Where You Go Is Not Who You’ll Be: An Antidote to the College Admissions Mania Frank Bruni. Grand Central Publishing. $25. (P218) Frank Bruni’s book was found on a  bookshelf in a small used bookstore nearby National Taiwan Normal University, one of Taiwan’s most prestigious universities best known for its education/teacher training programs. It makes perfect sense to me since many of their university students and faculties think about how to create better learning environment a lot. I picked up the second hand book and thought about my ghostwriting law professors’ recommendation letters projects. I decided to purchase the used book with the intention to get an update on state of US higher education and college admissions. I thought if the book author had been a columnist for the New York Times, he must have something important to say. After reading most parts of the book, I jotted down a couple things that I thought was …

Book Review: ‘So Good They Can’t Ignore You’ by Cal Newport

Cal Newport’s ‘So Good They Can’t Ignore You’ – the book that changed the way I think about career By Jasmine Huang So Good They Can’t Ignore You Cal Newport. Grand Central, $28 (304P) I first heard about Cal Newport’s book ‘So Good They Can’t Ignore You’ because of an episode of Tim Ferriss’ podcast. In the episode, former executive editor at Wired and author of the new book ‘The Inevitable’ Kevin Kelly talked about several books he recommends the most and Cal Newport’s book was one of them. I looked it up immediately and thought I needed to read it. I went to the closest bookstore in the area to read the book, which at the time happened to be the biggest bookstore in Taiwan— Eslite Bookstore Xinyi Branch in the Xinyi District. I grabbed the book from the selves and started reading while standing there. The book changed what I think about career. I used to believe what Steve Jobs had said in the famous Stanford commencement speech. He said, “You’ve got to find what …