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  • Published: 13 September 2017
  • ISBN: 9780241975473
  • Imprint: Penguin General UK
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 288
  • RRP: $22.99


The Only Move That Matters Is Your Next One

'Looking to make a career change? Pivot is the book you will turn to again and again' Dan Pink, author of To Sell is Human and Drive

Borrowing from the Silicon Valley mindset of building lean, agile companies that thrive under conditions of risk and uncertainty, Jenny Blake shows you how to apply the same attitude to your career.

In Pivot, Blake removes the feelings of confusion and panic that often come with trying something new. Instead, she shows you how to build upon existing assets - your strengths, interests and networks - to launch a new career filled with meaning, adventure, learning and growth.

  • Published: 13 September 2017
  • ISBN: 9780241975473
  • Imprint: Penguin General UK
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 288
  • RRP: $22.99

Praise for Pivot

Looking to make a career change? Pivot is the book you will turn to again and again

Dan Pink, author of To Sell is Human and Drive

If you don't manage your career who will? Jenny Blake is here to remind us that we live in a different time, and the possibilities are endless - as loNG as we're willing to pivot

Seth Godin, author of WHAT TO DO WHEN IT'S YOUR TURN

Feeling stuck? It's time to try something new. All that stands between you and your next adventure is a bit of strategy, planning, and preparation. If a change is in your future, Pivot is your guide

Josh Kaufman, author of THE PERSONAL MBA and THE FIRST 20 HOURS

A sharply reasoned and immensely practical guide to crafting a meaningful working life in an unpredictable world

Cal Newport, author of DEEP WORK

If you should trust anyone in the career space about the way to thrive in the new world of work, it is Jenny Blake. Pivot is packed with practical, actionable, and repeatable ways to remain relevant and highly employable. Jenny shares her signature killer tools and processes for the benefit of us all


To pivot well is the differecne between millions and Failure. Former Googler and entrepreneur Jenny Blake (one of my favourite human beings) disects the pivot, how to do it, and how to do it right


It's not a matter of if you'll need to pivot your career, it's a matter of when. Let Jenny Blake show you how with this wildly practical guide tto career changes headed your way

John Acuff, author of DO OVER

Changing jobs or careers can be dauting. Pivot is an invaluable guide for planning and succeding in your next professional reinvention

Dorie Clark, author of REINVENTING YOU and STAND OUT, and adjunct professor at Duke University's Fuqua School of Buiness

Non-traditional career journeys are not only the new normal; they're how innovators throughout history changed their world and ours. With actionable insights and lucid prose, Jenny Blake illuminates the path to building your own destiny.

Shane Snow, bestselling author of SMARTCUTS and co-founder of Contently

Wondering what your next move is? Read this book! Jenny Blake is one of the wisest and freshest voices on the subject of career development, and this is her best work yet. In Pivot, you will hear the good news: that you can get paid to do what you love. It may not look like what you thought, and it may require some personal growth, but you can find the work you were meant to do. You just have to pivot.

Jeff Goins, best-selling author of THE ART OF WORK

Are the tectonic plates below your sturdy career suddenly splitting into a deep abyss of unknown? Let this book be your rope ladder out.

Neil Pasricha, author of THE HAPPINESS EQUATION and 1,000 AWESOME THINGS

If you think life is a highway, then you've got it wrong. It's more like a winding path through an unpredictable forest. Not only do you have to wade the swamp and battle the beasts, but time after time you come to a crossroads. Left? Right? Straight ahead? Jenny Blake's new book will help you find the wisdom and resources to make the best choices, move into the sunlight and end up where you want to be."

Michael Bungay Stanier, author of THE COACHING HABIT and DO MORE GREAT WORK

We live in a time of rapid evolution, and we develop skills quickly now by absorbing many shorter term work experiences, so we can become what Jenny Blake calls impacters in our careers. This book gives you a solid roadmap to making the right call about career changes that will help you discover what you're truly built for. Courage, consciousness, and competence-that's what Pivot offers you. It's excellent!


The book is fantastic. No matter where you are in your career, Pivot is provokingly relevant.

Dr. Tom Guarriello, founder of RoboPsych and founding faculty at New York's School of Visual Arts, Masters in Branding

Today, the average person has eleven jobs and three to six careers, which is why Pivot is essential reading for every professional. Let Jenny be your coach, giving you the confidence and tools required to make your next career transition. Whether you're an employee, freelancer or entrepreneur, this book will help you identify the skills you have or need that will lead to your next opportunity. Jenny has been through career transitions and has successfully navigated them on her own, which makes her the perfect spokesperson for helping you do the same. Pivot is the book that you'll need to read multiple times through your life because change is constant and often times unexpected!

Dan Schawbel, author of PROMOTE YOURSELF and ME 2.0

Whether you're considering a career change, job change or figuring out what to do next, Jenny Blake's Pivot is the book you need. It's a comprehensive, practical, must-have guide to your pivot.

Susan RoAne, keynote speaker and author of HOW TO WORK A ROOM

If you're stuck in a career rut and want to make some changes, Pivot is for you... Refreshingly, Blake's philosophy is all about building on your existing strengths rather than the need to become a whole new person. Result!


A guide for people who want a career change but are too scared to really go for it


Now you, too, can think like a start-up and fix your ailing life.

The Sunday Times

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