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When to Jump

By: Mike Lewis
Narrated by: Mike Lewis,full cast,Sheryl Sandberg
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Publisher's Summary

This program is read by the author and an exciting cast of readers including Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg. Also included are the winning fan submissions from the Macmillan Audio When to Jump contest.

An inspirational audiobook 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 24 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 audiobook at the right time, When to Jump offers more than 40 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. 

This program is read by Mike Lewis, Sheryl Sandberg, Jeff Arch, Betsy Lewis, Nate Chambers, Laura McKowen, Tommy Clark, Elle Luna, Lawrence Campbell, Fernando Rodriguez-Villa, Merle R. Saferstein, Kelly O'Hara, Amy VanHaren, Alex Stern, Zorina Exie J. Frey, Adrian Cardenas, Alexander Armstrong, Akasha Agrawal, Maia Josebachvili, Eric Wu, Emily Broas, Alexandra Stein, Rahul Razdan, Frank Britt, Luis M. Rodriguez-Villa, Ethan Eyler, Abigail Ogilvy Ryan, Olankunle Oladehin, Brian Kelly, Khe Hy, Harriet Davies, Dr. Michael Lewis, Greg Klassen, Dan Kenary, Kyle Battle, James Bourque, Elizabeth Hague, Adam Fried, Drew Joseph, Tyler Cramer, Danni Pomplun, Melissa Mielke, Alex Korchinkski, Anoopreet Rehncy, Brenda Berkman, and William Hochman. 

©2018 Mike Lewis (P)2018 Macmillan Audio

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Write a book when you have a compelling story....

This guy was a spoiled kid with just a handful of years into his work life. He has no bills, no children, no mortgage, etc....so he decided to make this oh so risky “jump” into the unknown. Come back and speak to me when you’ve had your ass kicked a few times, been divorced once, have 4 children, been through bankruptcy.....then decide to jump at great risks to not only myself, but my family. That’s a compelling back story. Not an Ivy League little boy who had all kinds of parachutes to pull if had been in trouble. Blah....garbage.

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Do you hear a voice inside you?

This book spoke to me like few others have before and this is mainly due to the amazing stories from real people on their JUMP experience. An unexpected bonus was to have the stories read from the actual people who JUMPED! I was able to relate to many different aspects of the stories including the 'voice', ideas and knowing there is something more than my current situation. You will hear from people in all walks of life who knew they had to not only listen to that voice inside but they had to do something about it. They had to make a JUMP!

Interwoven with the stories is some solid advice that can be used to guide you in your JUMP. I've started my plan to JUMP because I know that I can no longer ignore or push down the voice inside me that is wanting out.

If you hear that voice inside telling you to JUMP, you are not alone.

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Meh

There is nothing useful to be gained by reading this. Mostly common sense. You are better off with something else

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A Very Dangerous Book.

I have been playing with the idea of taking my side hustle and going full time. This book was very encouraging and the plan is forming. For that aspect I liked the book very much. There are many examples of folks who have gone for it.

The problem is each story was a different narrator, many of which sounded like they were first time audio book narrators. 44 stories 44 narrators many are REALLY BAD. The content was the only saving grace for me. Maybe these folks are doing this as a side gig, most will need lots more training before going full time as narrator.

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Extremely repetitive

Here is the whole book: when you think it’s time, jump! For a person early in their career or the possibility you have never had someone tell you it’s okay to go for it than this may be for you. If you have read Sheryl Sandberg’s book “Lean In,”this is a similar base premise except with the word Jump. In all honesty I could not drag myself through the entire book and I shut it off after an hour and a half so there is a possibility it improved at the end and my review does not include that portion.

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So inspired by this book!

I am 30 years old and this book came to me at the perfect time! It was just the encouragement I needed in order to make my own jump! It also let me know that no time has been wasted! As I began to read it some things started to unfold for me. I was able to start approaching things in a way I never had before! It changed my mindset and gave me confidence to start stepping out into dreams I've had for years! Thank you.

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Way too redundant.

If you want to hear several dozen (hundred?) people tell their “jump” story this book is for you. Otherwise, pass, or get the paper version so you can easily skip all of that and get the few pages of actual content.

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Beware Not Michael Lewis

If you set out to copy something then you should at least put in the effort to do it well. This title came up in a search of Audible for works of Michael Lewis, author of the Blind Side and Moneyball, who is a great researcher and storyteller with a rare gift to make complicated topics both unstandable and entertaining. This makes them simplistic and boring. No insights into the Great Resignation here. Caveat emptor! ..

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Jump!

loved this book! Take the jump and spend that credit. You won't regret it.

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Really wanted to love it, but…

The story was just ok. I see why the author had all the speakers included in the book and them reading their audio, but I struggled to connect with the content. I didn’t walk away with tangible objectives to consider. I did appreciate that he included jumps of all sizes, however.