The Career Manifesto by Mike Steib

(TarcherPerigee, January 2018)

An action-oriented guide to help anyone find their calling and achieve their goals, inspired by the author’s popular blog post with the same title

The Career Manifesto presents an inspiring and refreshingly simple approach to finding your passion and purpose and then jumpstarting a dream career to achieve those, by asking three essential questions:

– What do you want your impact to be?
– What are the potential pathways that move you towards your purpose?
– How can you hold yourself accountable for your goals?

Award-winning CEO of XO Group and sought-after speaker, Michael Steib, draws on his own diverse work experience and career highlights as well as powerful anecdotes from other successful business leaders to offer expert guidance, field-tested advice, and interactive exercises that will help you answer these three key questions, envision a goal and then craft and execute a plan to achieve it. For young professionals, entrepreneurs, and creatives seeking more purpose and meaning in their work and lives, The Career Manifesto is the essential way to build–and follow through on–an effective plan to excel at whatever job, project or career goal you put your mind to.

Mike Steib is the President and CEO of XO Group, a family of brands that includes the popular sites The Knot, The Nest and The Bump. Prior to joining XO Group, Steib served as CEO at Vente-Privee USA, Director of Google TV Ads, and Managing Director of Emerging Platforms at Google, Inc. Steib also held positions at NBC Universal/General Electric, including General Manager, Strategic Ventures, and before that, VP, Business Development. He also worked on the development of new media businesses for Walker Digital, LLC, and as a management consultant with McKinsey & Company. Steib is Co-Chairman of the board for Literacy Partners, a nonprofit providing adult literacy programs to thousands of New Yorkers each year as well as a board director for Ally Financial, a Fortune 500 financial services company committed to digital innovation. He lives in New York.