The Long View: Career Strategies to Start Strong, Reach High, and Go Far

The Long View: Career Strategies to Start Strong, Reach High, and Go Far

by Brian Fetherstonhaugh


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781682302934
Publisher: Diversion Books
Publication date: 09/06/2016
Pages: 246
Sales rank: 1,229,182
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

Brian has led OgilvyOne Worldwide to the forefront of the digital revolution. His far-ranging passions include eCommerce, social CRM, long-range career planning, and how corporate cultures need to evolve in the digital world. Brian was born and raised in Montreal, Canada. He plays hockey on Sunday nights, and plays guitar and harmonica in a rock band, aptly named Plan B.

Table of Contents

Introduction: The Career Revolution 11

1 Principles and Tools 19

Chapter 1 Executive Summary: The Long View Career Method 21

The Problem 21

5 Things You Need to Know to Build a Career Plan 22

5 Things You Need to Do to Bring Your Career Plan to Life 24

The Result 26

Chapter 2 The Three Big Career Stages 27

Stage 1 Start Strong by Taking on Fuel 28

Stage 2 Reach High by Focusing on Your Strengths 28

Stage 3 Go Far by Passing the Torch and Reigniting the Flame 29

Chapter 3 Fuel 32

Fuel #1 Transportable Skills 33

Fuel #2 Meaningful Experiences 44

Fuel #3 Enduring Relationships 47

Fuel-Summary 50

Chapter 4 The Career Math Exercise 51

Start With Career Math 51

What Does This Career Math Mean? 55

Chapter 5 Career Inventory & Ecosystem 56

Fuel #1 Transportable Skills 56

Fuel #2 Meaningful Experiences 58

Fuel #3 Enduring Relationships aka Your Career Ecosystem 59

Annual Career Value Size-Up 67

Chapter 6 Your Personal Time Portfolio 73

Chapter 7 Career Path Navigator 83

The ROI of an MBA 88

2 Tactics Through the Stages 97

Chapter 8 Stage One-Starting Strong 99

Get in the Game 100

Stage 1 Starting Strong-Summary 115

Chapter 9 Stage Two-Reaching High 129

As a Leader, What is Your Cruising Altitude? 145

Advice for a New Leader on Day One 146

What the Experts Look for in CEO Candidates 150

Stage 2 Reach High-Summary 152

Chapter 10 Stage Three-Going Far 154

How Will You Invest in You? 164

Stage 3 Go Far-Summary 167

3 Careers and Real Life 171

Chapter 11 Careers and Parenthood 173

Coming Back After an Absence 183

Careers and Parenthood-Summary 192

Chapter 12 Going Global 193

Going Global-Summary 202

Chapter 13 Overcoming Adversity 204

Chapter 14 The Future of Careers 218

Will I Be Replaced By a Machine? 219

Where and How Will I Find Work in the Future? 230

How Will I Spend My Time? 234

Will I Outlast My Money? 236

How Will Work Make Me Happy? 236

Paid Jobs I've Done in My Life and What I Learned 242

Acknowledgments 243

Key References & Suggested Reading 247

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Reviewed by Christine Watson for Reader Views (1/17) “The Long View” by Brian Fetherstonhaugh is an impressive reference book for career-minded people at all stages of their career. This book provides all kinds of great advice for helping those in the workforce take advantage of where they are currently by learning valuable skills, as well as how to navigate up the ladder. Mr. Fetherstonhaugh offers excellent ideas for career development and fulfillment throughout the book. One of my favorite sections is early on when he talks about transportable skills. This is such a critical chapter for everyone. Not only can young people just entering the field benefit greatly from developing transportable skills, seasoned workers can benefit just as much, by learning new skills that are transportable. These skills can make any person invaluable at any company. Throughout this book, the author offers helpful tools that are sure to enrich anyone’s career path. After explaining in detail valuable “fuel” every career seeker should have, he supplies a career inventory and ecosystem for readers to write down the fuel in their own tanks. Mr. Fetherstonhaugh also provides a leadership-style guidance scale that uses relatable verbiage to help leaders quickly and easily figure out where they excel, and where some challenges may lie. This book has sound advice for working parents and those with an interest in international work as well. As a person who has transitioned through several career paths, I found this book to be extremely helpful for any field at any phase of life. I highly recommend “The Long View” by Brian Fetherstonhaugh for anyone just starting out, as well as those at the mid-career stage, or later. As a middle-aged person, feeling like I’m starting over, this book offers hope and guidance for finding a career path that is engaging and meaningful. By developing skills suggested by this author, anyone can create a career that is fulfilling at any stage of life.