Johnny Bunko: The Last Career Guide You’ll Ever Need

I found this Johnny Bunko book while browsing through several business titles one Sunday afternoon. I was intrigued by the cover and didn’t put it down until I finished reading it.

The book is presented manga style, something unconventional for its genre (at least for the rest of the world). But with the pieces of advice provided in the book, I have to say that the content is just fitting with the way it is delivered.

The book is entertaining, something geared towards those who are in their 20s and are just starting off with their careers. It starts with Johnny, a cubicle dweller who suddenly finds himself with a genie giving him 6 chunks of advice on his career every chapter.

The pieces of advice are revealed and explained one chapter at a time:

1. There is no plan

2. Think about strengths, not weaknesses

3. It’s not about you

4. Persistence trumps talent

5. Make excellent mistakes

6. Leave an imprint

Overall this book is great for college graduates or people who are clueless on what they should pursue as a career. Not too wordy and preachy, it is definitely a book made for light reading but it will leave you with tons of insights about your career and life.


  1. Manilenio September 27, 2008
  2. Daniel Pink September 27, 2008

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