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Success isn't about being the best. It's about always getting better.Can you step outside your comfort zone? Bounce back from failure? Build new skills? Tapping into your true potential is no idle endeavor. It demands creativity, dedication, and a whole lot of hustle.With wisdom from 21 leading creative minds, 99U's Maximize Your Potential will show you how to generate newSuccess isn't about being the best. It's about always getting better.Can you step outside your comfort zone? Bounce back from failure? Build new skills? Tapping into your true potential is no idle endeavor. It demands creativity, dedication, and a whole lot of hustle.With wisdom from 21 leading creative minds, 99U's Maximize Your Potential will show you how to generate new opportunities, cultivate your creative expertise, build valuable relationships, and take bold, new risks so that you can utilize your talents to the fullest.Maximize Your Potential features contributions from: Teresa Amabile, Sunny Bates, Michael Bungay Stanier, David Burkus, John Caddell, Ben Casnocha, Jack Cheng, Jonathan Fields, Joshua Foer, Jocelyn K. Glei, Heidi Grant Halvorson, Frans Johansson, Steffen Landauer, Mark McGuinness, Cal Newport, Robert Safian, Michael Schwalbe, Tony Schwartz, Tina Seelig, and Scott H. Young. Plus, a foreword from Behance founder & CEO Scott Belsky....

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  • Jonathan Phares
    2019-03-03 00:30

    Maximize Your Potential is a shallow collection of short essays written by some experts and mostly psuedo-experts citing case studies and unsourced "studies show" to make a case for its many obvious claims. The book is dedicated to "those who strive". I'd argue those people, with whom I identify, are disappointed by the content in this book. With advice like be the better you and cultivate your luck quotient, how could we not be? So as not to be completely derisive, I will point out a couple highlights from the book. The idea that one should build skill as a prerequisite for finding or following passion is novel and requires further thought. I also appreciated the article that outlined five questions for building good ground rules on which solid working relationships can be built. I will certainly try it out. Overall this book was lacking and felt like a series of plugs for people and books that I had to pay to read...

  • Patrick
    2019-03-19 20:11

    Overall, this 99U book is a good read. It is what I like to call a "cocktail" of modern career advice. If you aren't following a lot of the Tim Ferriss' of the personal development era, then these collections of essays will be very rewarding. While each essay holds up well, if you are familiar with a lot of these writers, then you might not get as much excitement from the material. But that isn't to say it isn't worth the read. Given its length, it's still worth reading and having that information in one book.

  • Sumeet Mahendra
    2019-03-06 21:29

    WoW! So much to learn from this book. The second in series and an incredible sequel of Manage your day-to-day (link http://amzn.to/2lkpOXe )Seriously, there're no words enough to explain the greatness of this book, a fabulous compilation of stories, lessons and teachings of some rare and successful persons. Why just four stars? Simply, bcoz earlier one was beyond my expectations and this one is some what repetition and extension of earlier book.I honestly recommend you to read. If not, then at least go though the notes and highlights I've created, which I'm going to put on my blog www.sumt7.blogspot.comHere's the link http://amzn.to/2lkeYk1 to buy it at Rs 49 or 0.79 USD.

  • Jason Abdul
    2019-03-22 23:34

    Kurikulum yang hilang. Buku yang mesti dibaca berkali-kali.

  • Lindsay
    2019-02-25 18:35

    While the tips in this book are new enough to the business world to avoid being cliche, there are still very few concrete and actionable tips for an ordinary individual to use. For instance, what does "accept uncertainty" mean in a person's career? How do you put that into practice. This book, like many other self-help books, fails in that regard. A few of the contributors did offer helpful and practical advice though, so the book wasn't a total bust.Disclaimer: I received a free copy of this book through First Reads.

  • Chris Theule-VanDam
    2019-02-27 20:19

    Change will lead to insight far more often than insight will lead to change.

  • Vladimir Kobetic
    2019-03-10 00:14

    The first book of Maximize Your potential was more impressive for reading, however a lot of inspiration and bright ideas could be found in this book as well. I would imagine that in various stages of my live the book gives me different information and different insights of my life attitude.Book highlights/extracts:The possibilities are infinite. But so, too, are the responsibilities. Having that abilitiy brings the lead of your own development on to you, do not wait for the manager,that would guide you to your greatness.4 key areas for career success: Identifying and creating new oportunities Cultivating your expertise over time Building collaborative relationships Learningnhow to take risks.Key takeaway: Craft comes before passion Passion is not a profession, it is a way of working. To achieve a lifestyle that you love, start by cultivating rare and valuable skills that will set you apart. Plan to adapt your plan Plan flexibly, and be ready to pivot in your career if necessary. Always have a Plan A, B and even Z in your back pocket. Do not settle for the status quo Try to regularly disrupt your own status quo. If you are getting too comfortable in your current position, it is probably time to challenge yourself in new ways. Get mission critical Think about your work -and where are you going-in terms of a larger mission. A job title is a closed objective, but a mission can grow with you. Luck is a state of mind Expose yourself to new situations, keep an open mind, and be proactive about pursuing chance opportunities. Luck comes to those who seek it. Work with intetion Calibrate your career for maximum impact by working at the intersection of your genuine skills, interests and opportunities. Stop trying to "BE GOOD" Give yourself permission to screw up. Once you stop trying to be good (and look smart), you can focus on tackling the exciting challenges that will help you GET BETTER. Change your mindset from pursuing "Be good" to "Get better"! Sprint to speed up mastery Set aside time for regular sprints where you work intensively on a key project or skill without distraction. Then reward yourself with a break. Avoid the "OK Plateau" Focus on practising the hard stuff when you are developing new skills. As with the weight lifting, you know you are making headway when you feel the burn. Hunger for feedback Develop a method for gathering feedback - whether is is tracking the numbers yourself or hiring a coach. No factor is more essential to growth and learning. Make building habbits a habbit Try to change on key habbit a month. If you can make the behaviours that help you excel automatic, executing at the top of your game becomes significantly easier. Daily observation drives progress Track you progress by journalling for a few minutes every day. The practise will help you identify stumbling blocks, observe patterns, and document successes. "If you want to go fast, go alone, if you want to go far, go with others" (African proverb) Do not got it alone Seek out fellow travelers - trusted colleagues and collaborators whon you can ask for help, who will tell you the truth, and who will hold you accountable. Create Social Contracts Address what could go wrong in a creative relationship up front. Then, when a conflict does arise, you have created a comfortable space for talking about it. Trust is generosity Focus on how you can help others, and lasting connections will come. The true spirit of networking should be generosity, not obligation. Ask and ye shall receive Asking always precedes connecting, and if you do it regularly, your network will thrive. Make a weekly habit of reaching out to people whom you admire. Act as a master builder, not a master mind Build on-and improvise with-others' ideas and skill sets. If you let everyone shine in his or her are of expertise, your projects will thrive. Try to assemble creative teams that include both veteran collaborators and newbies. Diversity (in the right dosage) accelerates your creative potential. Appreciate your adaptability Be aware that when you fail, you will adapt to the new situation much more quickly than you expect. Take action to avoid regret Fear a failure to act more than you fear failure itself. Most people's buggest regrets are the opportunities they did not act on, no those they did. Do not go all in Try to make small bets for the inital test-rns of your project or idea. IT is hard to predict what will take off, and this limites exposure to risk. Mistakes are information Mine your "failures" for valuable data about what works and what does not. As lons as you learn form the process, it is not a mistake. Dive into uncertainty Don not be afraid to live in the shade of big questions. Uncertainty and ambiguity are a necessary part of risk-taking and the creative progress. Accept your agency Embrace your power to make the outcome of any risk a success. Almost any situation can be turned around with persistence and ingenuity.

  • Yuko Shimizu
    2019-03-21 01:14

    Reading 99U books (there are 3 of them so far) is like going to a creative conference inside a book. There are carefully selected speakers with different background and expertise, talks are short and right to the point. There are talks that are relevant to you, and also there are ones that are not so. But overall, there are always things you can take away, you want to jot down to your notebook (or underline in the book). And, just like 99U conference, talks are not superficial motivational BS. They give you ideas and tips, but they also tell you to work real hard to achieve the goals. I always pass around 99U books after I am done. Creatives tend to focus a lot on our creativity itself, but every now and then we need to be reminded, in order to make living being a creative, half of our job is to run our business successfully, and the book does the perfect job.

  • Paul Deveaux
    2019-02-21 01:34

    Decent book. This is a collection of essays on four major themes to maximize your potential. If you are at all following any online gurus on productivity, creativity, and the like, you will hear several familiar voices here. Lots of great insights but not necessarily a cohesive tome. There is not a through line or a thesis here that is easily apparent. This book is best read an essay at at time, leaving space for reflection and adjustment before moving on to the next. Not a bad book but easily not one of my favorites in this genre.

  • John Stepper
    2019-02-25 00:18

    Extremely useful. This book, along with the first in the series - "Manage Your Day-to-Day" - is a well-selected set of short articles from a wide range of productive, creative people. It's a short, engaging, interesting read that delivers very valuable, practical wisdom.

  • Zeh Fernando
    2019-03-16 17:25

    If you can get past the terrible foreword (which makes it sound as if the book was written for entitled pricks), this is actually a great list of thoughts and action items on various important topics for someone's career.

  • Saikat Basu
    2019-03-04 17:15

    A good read in short chunks. More for the guy, who is debating whether to take the next big step...or not.

  • Emma Sea
    2019-02-21 00:13

    This.

  • Charlie
    2019-03-06 23:27

    This was a quick and fairly useful book. There are several useful practical steps and insightful ideas presented. The structure of the book was problematic because the chapters were so short and always ended with a short description about the author and their work. It seemed like having commercials in between each of the lessons. The overall effect was that the 'story' of the book was disrupted and it seemed like small sound bites of information from different people rather than a coherent and consistent manual for "maximising potential".The key take home messages are:- "do what you love" is rubbish advice; find the general skills you are good at and build a career from there- find the intersection of your ISO: interests, skills and opportunities- the most important skill to have currently is the ability to gain new skills- ritualised approach to achieving goals conserves precious and finite reserves of energy- practice just beyond your limits to improve at any skill- the conscious mind is better understood as an explainer rather than the triggering action- keeping a journal allows for better, more complex processing of ideas over time- the adaptation principle describes the phenomenon of humans' ability to get used to good and bad situations- success has more to do with serendipity: only a small percentage of what you do will be successful, so it's optimal to place many small bets and position yourself for success; leverage the statistical advantage of randomnessMy favourite quote cited in the book is:"Uncertainty is an uncomfortable position. But certainty is an absurd one." - Voltaire

  • Katrina
    2019-03-03 20:10

    This is an incredible book, and by far one of my favorite and most useful books on my bookshelf. To first give context, this book is a series of short essays by 21 different thought leaders. The essays are organized by the topic of professional advice: 1. creating opportunities, 2. building expertise, 3. cultivating relationships, and 4. taking risks. This makes it especially useful and unique because you get such a diverse range of advice, research, case studies, and storytelling that very effectively and eloquently streamline thousands of articles you'd find online on these topics. I plan to re-read this book often and out of order as it's formatted in a way to easily pick it up, find the advice applicable to whatever professional or creative problem you're experiencing, and reinforce productive habits. The essays are motivational and extremely wise while avoiding all the typical "self-help book" fluff.Also, the book itself is designed beautifully. Go 99U for creating this!!

  • Annie
    2019-02-20 22:19

    The book is a collection of essays grouped into four categories: opportunities, expertise, relationships, and risks. Since the essays are short, most lack examples and depth that would provide insights to the reader. For example, one essay states that in this age of flux, the most important skill is the ability to get new skills. Obviously, being a quick learner is a valuable trait to have. However, suggesting that you try more things, particularly outside of your usual experiences, is not very useful.

  • Sasha Minh
    2019-03-19 20:19

    There're several valuable points to learn from the book, but they don't go into detail so basically, don't expect much! This book is suitable for someone who's at the beginning of a career and want to have a good glimpse of planing his/her career journey. I am absolutely in love with the author's writing but the book is rather too shallow in general.Tóm tắt sách tiếng Việt: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1cMKr...

  • Barnabas
    2019-03-14 20:07

    Solid advice on career building, self improvement (with the help of peer groups), risk taking and cultivating creativity. The used blog/interview format I found very easy to follow and the advice comes from true life experts (who accomplished what they teach you).I will reread this one, just as I did with the first book in the series Manage your Day-to-day.

  • Veronica
    2019-03-11 01:08

    This is a great book for anyone out there that wants to build a strong career for themselves. It is full of great tips, advice, and research from all kinds of successful people in a wide range of fields. I would highly recommend, especially if you are someone who maybe fells lost or is doubting their ability to create something successful for themselves.

  • Elaine
    2019-03-21 17:32

    Each chapter features a different author/expert with a unique but complimentary point of view. A quick, but thought provoking read.

  • Shayla
    2019-03-19 19:17

    This is filled with great advice and gave me a big stack of books to add to my TBR list.

  • Meredith
    2019-02-27 01:32

    Fun book. Worth a second go.

  • Norman Matos
    2019-03-15 22:10

    Advice for those who may be thoughtlessly walking through an existential crisis.

  • Windyasari Septriani
    2019-03-11 22:27

    Great inspiration for your career especially for those who just started or just founded what you want to do.

  • Polly Clarke
    2019-03-03 19:24

    Some great quotes and links to the experts websites as well as some thought provoking techniques in understanding how to create a happier, healthier career outlook.

  • Edison G.S.
    2019-03-08 21:24

    Surprised at how good this book isI didn't have high expectations for this book,but it turned out to be a great book. Pretty short, concise, well written. I recommend this book.

  • Deepak Gunjal
    2019-02-21 01:07

    Practical views to persue your dreams with calculated risksPractical views to persue your dreams with calculated risks and change for better. Continuous Development and learning is key to success.

  • Joakim
    2019-03-15 20:22

    A little book of unconventional insightsI've won this book in Goodreads Giveaway and liked it enough to finish it within two to three days. The book contains insights from creative people who are well established in their respective fields, and there are people contributing from diverse fields tackling issues that are relevant to average Joes/Janes. I think people trying to break away from THE traditional world of work will benefit from this book...especially the people thinking of a start-up.My favorite idea/insight was hard to digest, and coincidentally (or just a clever marketing ploy) it was in the first essay of the book written by Cal Newport. I first came across Newport's name in college, years ago it seems now..he had just released an ebook about study Hacks, which I rarely used among other books that came my way...mainly due to skepticism. Now he's a professor at Georgetown...an impressive step up from being a student teaching other students how to succeed, and he's also now living proof that his unconventional ideas work. Well, in the book he preaches NOT to follow one's passion when it comes to choosing a profession as passion sometimes does not translate well into particular careers, but to cultivate passion on the go, and focus on lifestyle.What lifestyle is likely to satisfy a person? Not the details of a profession, but lifestyle traits within an institution that's important to that individual. For example, a person might mostly want autonomy, appreciation, or absolute respect, but s/he might need leverage to secure those. Newport advises people to gain rare and valuable skills first, skills that are highly lucrative when it comes to bargaining within a particular/any institution and go from there. He illustrates this by giving an example of a baker who is passionate about baking, but who crumbles under the mundane life of a retail bakery until his passion is no more, and of a photographer- who is passionate about photography, but is one wedding photographing session away from hating his 9-5 commercial photography career. As much as it pains me to use this analogy as an animal lover, still — why chase a rabbit when you can set up a trap? For some, this type of thinking can be paradigm shifting.There are twenty-something insightful essays like Newport's. They are very short, spanning 3-4 pages each, and between the essays there are quotes as instant pick-me-ups, and 'Key Takeaways' sections to recap. main ideas. The navigation is intuitive and refreshing, I didn't get exhausted at all and flew through it. This book is best when read with a cup of coffee ;)Edited by arkskier

  • Scott Haraburda
    2019-03-19 19:31

    Goodreads First Reads Giveaway Book.------------------------------------For those wanting to develop their creative capabilities comes a new book from 99U. It’s recent 2013 book, Maximize Your Potential: Grow Your Expertise, Take Bold Risks & Build an Incredible Careeris a collection of almost two dozen short essays written by successful innovative experts.It’s edited by Jocelyn Glei, Director of the 99U, an organization that strives to help others make ideas happen. The name of this organization is derived from Thomas Edison’s quote, “Genius is 1% inspiration, and 99% perspiration.”This book is divided into four sections (Creating Opportunities, Building Expertise, Cultivating Relationships and Taking Risks) that explore success through creativity. From reprogramming our daily habits to leaning into uncertainty, we can take control of our future. In the words of Peter Drucker, “the best way to predict the future is to create it.” This and several other popular quotes are peppered throughout the book, making it an easy read.For me, the most inspirational section was “Focus on Getter Better, Rather than Being Good,” by Dr. Heidi Halvorson, Associate Director of Columbia’s Business School’s Motivation Science Center. Instead of trying to compare ourselves to others by pursing to look good or smart, we should focus upon improvement instead, while giving ourselves permission to fail.With each essay being a few pages and taking no more than fifteen minutes to ready, this book is best read early in the morning while eating breakfast, commuting on a train to work, or before beginning your first major task of the day.Maximize Your Potentialis a valuable read, which might even help you change your future.

  • Samantha Storey
    2019-02-26 20:28

    Maximize Your Potential is a great collection of essays aimed primarily at creative professionals. As with any book of this kind, the advice contained within is only as good as you want it to be. From the minds behind 99u - a fantastic creative resource - this collection is meant to highlight best practices and Glei has gathered a slew of creative forces to drop their insight on four key areas they believe will help with long-term success.1) Identifying and creating new opportunities2) Cultivating Your Expertise Over Time3) Building Collaborative Relationships4) Learning How to Take RisksThese areas may seem within the realm of common sense - but most "advice" books are - and it's the anecdotes on failure, networking, creating and relationship-building that really make this book. Stand-out pieces are Theresa Amabile on keeping a creative diary; Tony Schwartz on Developing Mastery through Deliberate Practice; and Glei's own Making Your Own Luck. It didn't change my perception of work, but it did change how I approach and respond to certain obstacles common in creative work. Realistically, you can read this book in a day. I read it over the course of several months - one essay a day, or a week -- and bought copies for my co-workers the further along I read. Why read one book by a single author when you can get a collection of their best advice?