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An inspirational book that lays out the "Jump Curve" -- four steps to wholeheartedly pursuing the career of your dreams -- through experiences from a variety of people who have jumped and never looked back

When Mike Lewis was twenty-four and working in a prestigious corporate job, he eagerly wanted to leave and pursue his dream of becoming a professional squash player. But he had questions: When is the right time to move from work that is comfortable to a career you have only dared to dream of? How have other people made such a jump? What did they feel when making that jump -- and afterward?

Mike sought guidance from others who had "jumped," and the responses he got -- from a banker who started a brewery, a publicist who became a Bishop, a garbage collector who became a furniture designer, and on and on -- were so clear-eyed and inspiring that Mike wanted to share what he had learned with others who might be helped by those stories. First, though, he started playing squash professionally.

The right book at the right time, When to Jump offers more than forty heartening stories (from the founder of Bonobos, the author of The Big Short, the designer of the Lyft logo, the Humans of New York creator, and many more) and takeaways that will inspire, instruct, and reassure, including the ingenious four-phase Jump Curve.

About the Author

Mike Lewis

Mike Lewis is an International speaker, author of Stand Out Social Marketing, active twitter personality (@bostonmike) and blogger at Social Media Today, Socialnomics, The Customer Collective, Business to Community, BostInno and others.Mike helps brands implement social media as part of their marketing mix and define marketing and communication strategies that incorporate multiple social media channels. Clients include Sony Pictures, Major League Baseball, Starwood Hotels, Titleist, American Cancer Society, Comcast SportsNet, Zynga, Nuance, Tiger Woods Foundation, Maui Jim, Computer Associates, Fairmont Hotels and many others.Mike is a 15-year marketing vetran working at early-stage technology companies including StreamServe (now OpenText), Salesnet (acquired by RightNow) and RightNow Technologies (now Oracle) where he helped facilitate their growth into highly successful organizations. Those experiences led to a passion for understanding how social marketing can impact business. He served as the President of the Business Marketing Association Boston for an unprecedented 3-year term leading the group to 'Chapter of the Year Award' and 'Outstanding Programming Award' in 2008. Mike received a BA in Organizational Psychology & Business Communications from Stonehill College and an MBA from Bentley University in 2001.

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