Wisdom Meets Passion is the latest book by world renowned career coach Dan Miller. In Wisdom Meets Passion, Dan and his son Jared come together to explain the difference between generation X & Y’s career goals and work ethics and how the wisdom of the older can be partnered with the passion of the younger to create change in the world while earning a profit.
The book is written mostly by Dan, with Jared injecting stories into the various chapters to show how passion has directed his career and his life.
Dan Miller is famous for good reason — his advice works. He is easily understood and his encouragements throughout the book will lead anyone into success in this new work environment. The stories by Jared are interesting, and usually are related to the point of the chapter. In addition, Dan Miller and Jared Angaza are interesting. They tell good stories, will make you laugh, and show you that work can be different than what your parents expected.
This book isn’t necessary. Everything in this book is a rehashing of No More Mondays. I was excepting new insights and deeper interaction with his son. It’s more like they took No More Mondays, cut out some of the how-to sections and threw in Jared’s stories. A good book with good information, but not for those who have already read No More Mondays.
The other thing I didn’t really like were Jared’s stories. They were always interesting, but rarely enhanced the discussions going on in the rest of the chapter. I wish they explained more of the “how” it happened and less of “what” happened.
I give this book 3 out of 5. While an interesting read, it’s a mostly unnecessary in a Dan Miller library. I wish Jared’s stories were more informative and less descriptive. But I still thought the information Dan Miller gives is sound and it was a great shot in the arm for someone who hopes to live his life in the style Dan and Jared recommend. If you have to choose, I’d suggest picking up No More Mondays. If you don’t, it might be fun to pick up this book, read through it, and then enjoy No More Mondays with Jared’s experience in mind.