“Shake the World: It’s Not About Finding a Job, It’s About Creating a Life”

Shake the World: It’s Not About Finding a Job, It’s About Creating a Life

Open Discussion on the Book Written by James Marshall Reilly

Tuesday evening 02.28.12 at 7

Greetings All,

Is it really possible to “Shake the World?” Skepticism hangs over me like a wet and moldy shroud. Yes, there will always be exceptions to the rule that thrust far up through the storm clouds of the mundane reality and into the blinding sunshine above… but they may be the rare gifted, the blessed Illuminati. Many of the micro-profiles touted within are of young that have not had to stand the test and trials of time. My inner-cynic likewise yawns at the Pollyannaish desire to entwine profit-driven greed in pretty ribbons of global changing philanthropy topped with shiny bows of self-congratulatory exultations of fulfillment and gold-stars of do-gooderism. I will resist the temptation in insert a befitting happy-face emoticon.

James Marshall Reilly claims that is absolutely possible to “Shake the World” and he does run in the circles of many that have made big splashes with the ripples still expanding outward. A constipated economy whose stagnated career roads are littered with the fuming corpses of the displaced demands that one at least give a listen to those evangelizing entrepreneurs to rise up and create their own jobs. The directions included are sketchy at best. Reilly is convincingly smitten by those that he represents as president of The Guild Agency Speakers Bureau and Intellectual Talent Management. Somewhere here in the building-block rubble of buzzwords, hype, jargon and diarrhea of zing words the book does present an argument worth having, ambiguous though it is.

Perhaps if we cannot “Shake the World” we can at least Shake our Corner.

For a “SHAKE” at Discussion:

  • Can you “Shake the World?” Today?
  • What about when the world shakes back?
  • Define “New-School Capitalism”
  • What does it mean to “Breathe Your Fire?”
  • Are you willing and able to become a “Disruptor?”
  • Can anyone join “Generation Why-Not?” How?
  • Can “experience” award you an MBA?
  • Does “creating a life” pay enough to live on?
  • You.org? You.com? You.biz? You.edu? What dot thingy would you be?


“If you aren’t keeping score you are simply practicing.” Doug Ulman CEO of Livestrong (A.K.A. Cheat To Win)

Join us, won’t you?


Can you really "Shake the World" in 2012?

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About MonteWashburn

Greetings, Please allow me to introduce myself. I am Monte, a passionate lover of a great spectrum of nonfiction books and authors and in hoping to provide some guidance to the many currently unemployed or under-employed persons much of the content posted here will revolve around books of the job search, career, entrepreneurial pursuits and personal development. Other related blogs and material will be heralded here as well. And a little fiction just may sneak in as well from time to time. May you find your own stimulus here. Expectantly, Monte
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