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Reid Hoffman started his professional life with the intention of becoming an academic. But then he realized: “in order to be a professional scholar, you have to dedicate a vast majority of your career to writing esoteric books that only 50 people will understand.”

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Via Business Insider

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Early on in The Start-up of You, Reid Hoffman takes on the sacred cow of career advice books, making it clear that the time worn exhortations of What Color is Your Parachute? won’t fly in this economy.

“That’s the wrong question,” Hoffman, the co-founder and chairman of LinkedIn writes (with the help of coauthor Ben Casnocha). “What you should be asking yourself is whether your parachute can keep you aloft in changing conditions.”

Full story at Mashable

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