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Dan Pink’s Johnny Bunko update

Free Agent Nation author Dan Pink alerted many of his fans yesterday to a number of interesting promotions and tie-ins associated with Johnny Bunko, his recently-published book. Johnny Bunko, if you haven’t heard about this yet, is a business- and career-advice book produced in the style of a Japanese “manga” comic. Pink wrote the story, and a wonderfully talented illustrator by the name of Rob Ten Pas (that’s him, with the ballcap and the goatee) did the artwork.

The story itself aims to share with readers the six great secrets of career success, and after devouring an advance review copy in under an hour, I can attest to the fact that it does the job quite well. If you’ve been exposed to Dan Pink’s work in the past, and you’re now wondering whether or not Johnny Bunko might be worth it’s cover price, I’ll say this: If you consider yourself to be the sort of person who has creative career ambitions, and yet you still can’t seem to figure out how to survive comfortably outside the confines of a corporate 9-to-5 job, you might want to buy the book. (You might also want to buy two or three other creative career guides, starting with Carol Lloyd’s Creating a Life Worth Living, and possibly Barbara Sher’s Wishcraft.)

And for those of you who absolutely can’t get enough Bunko in your lives, check out the Bunko Facebook group, and keep your eyes on the website for information about upcoming contests, and possibly even a Bunko T-shirt. I’ll be wearing mine with pride.     

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