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Penelope Trunk, Brazen Careerist

Penelope Trunk, Brazen Careerist

Penelope Trunk Author of Brazen CareeristThe tag-line for Penelope Trunk’s blog is ‘advice at the intersection of life and work’. That’s good, but quite frankly it undersells what Penelope does. For one thing, she’s the founder of Brazen Careerist, a social network which helps young people manage their careers. Second, her blog is a no-holds-barred, deeply personal and often provocative look at Penelope’s life and what it takes to be successful in business today. It’s a compelling mix of research, personal revelation and wise advice.

Penelope’s piece in Do More Great Work is as thoughtful and as provocative as you’d expect having read her blog.

In this interview we look at:

  • The problem with our own ‘internal rules’ about how the world is run
  • How wisdom is often found in the ‘in between parts’ and the moments of transition
  • Why career advice is often best when it’s based on the ‘stumbling around’ rather than the straight line
  • How the risk of being real is more than worth it

You can follow Penelope Trunk on Twitter at @PenelopeTrunk and on her blog.

Listen to the interview with Penelope Trunk.

0:16    Michael introduces Penelope Trunk
0:22    Penelope’s book Brazen Careerist: The New Rules For Success
2:50    The problem with our own ‘internal rules’ about how the world is run
5:37    How wisdom is often found in the ‘in between parts’ and the moments of transition
9:04    Why career advice is often best when it’s based on the ‘stumbling around’ rather than the straight line
19:49    How the risk of being real is more than worth it
23:41    How to learn more about Penelope Trunk
24:27    Michael closes the Penelope Trunk interview

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