Wisdom Meets Passion by Dan Miller

Wisdom Meets Passion

Today we face a unique dichotomy between the wisdom of the Baby Boomer generation and the passion of Generation Y. According to Wisdom Meets Passion, the question is not which is right, but rather how can the two work together?Wisdom, meet passion. Passion, wisdom. By bringing these two voices to the issue, this book takes readers through familiar plights, such as understanding the American Dream, the quest for security, and work that matters—r...

Details Wisdom Meets Passion

TitleWisdom Meets Passion
Release DateAug 27th, 2012
PublisherThomas Nelson
GenreBusiness, Self Help, Nonfiction, Leadership, Personal Development

Reviews Wisdom Meets Passion

  • Chris Vonada
    “There are two great days in our lives – the day we are born and the day we discover why.” William Barclay.OK, so to say that I’m somewhat of a passionate person may be an understatement. So I picked up this book thinking that it may just be some sort of justification for pursuing my passions. True. “Wisdom Meets Passion” also showed me how to live fully and pursue them wisely.The authors hit on the critical characteristics for becomi...
  • Cedric Dukes
    Great book with a blend of wisdom from different generations. The path that it takes to get a destination is different by all and according to your life purposes. I like how Dan continues to give you nuggets for your business and place of employment to prevent one from becoming insignificant. This book is all about living the best you and not about riches. Great read and excellent audiobook. His son brings a different perspective living in Africa...
  • Sharon
    The book up for review is “Wisdom Meets Passion” by Dan Miller.This book is broken down to show readers how to use your skills, personalities and passion to give you a sense of meaning for your life. It is not just about going to college, going into debt, graduating and finding that amazing job that we all hear about. Lately graduates are having a tough time out there finding the job that will cement what they been taught their entire life. T...
  • Lara
    The wisdom of baby boomers (Dan Miller, the lead author) meets the passion of generation Y (Jared Angaza, Dan's son, who chose to live a simple but unusual life in Africa away which goes against the American dream). Both Dan and Jared are based on their own experience to advance their thought provoking questions, advice and reflections. Also, there is quite a lot of research that the authors have done before writing the book which makes it a cred...
  • Pranay
    A rather uninsightful and clichéd book. If you have read many self help books before, you probably will find this boring.My main problems with this book,1. It's full of clichés. I swear I've read stuff like this many times before.2. This book talks about finding your passion and encourages you to think beyond money but somehow I felt that his definition of success is to become rich. Most of his examples of successful people are rich. He talks e...
  • Chris Munson
    If I had to use one word to describe "Wisdom Meets Passion" it would be "inspiring." The wonderful combination of Dan Miller's tried and true principles and his son's anecdotal stories of most of the principals in action provide a complete picture of exactly what it means to use both wisdom and passion to govern your life. The primary thesis in the book seems to be less about the battle between wisdom and passion than it is about the battle betwe...
  • Athena Nagel
    I have always expressed to my "followers" (blog) that life is not just about knowledge - it is about passion. I have raised my kids to find their passion, develop it and be happy. This book perfectly aligned with my beliefs and lessons that I pass on to my children. Knowledge is not wisdom. They are very different. Wisdom and passion are so complementary to one another and the combination of the two is the ultimate pursuit. The combination of the...
  • County Line
    "I found each chapter to have tools that spoke to me as a career woman and as an artist. Both authors try as gentle as possible to debunk the money myth in modern careers as equaling success. They use stories and career experiences to illustrate how you can take what you love and make a happy life. So often in society we are told that a car, 401k, mortgage and a steady paycheck means happiness. These are authors willing to say not so."- By Patti ...
  • Russ
    I thought this was a great book - it really makes you think about what's important and may change your approach to what you're doing in life. Could serve as a great wake up call. I've enjoyed all of Dan Miller's book, but this was surprisingly good to me. The different perspectives Dan and his son brought were interesting and there were a number of pages that I just had to highlight and put stickies in so I could come back to them again later. Wo...
  • Stephanie
    If you are confused about what you want to do, read '48 Days to the Work You Love' by Dan Miller, before this book...But if you have a dream/know what you want to do, read this ASAP. This book written by 2 different generations. It is full of inspiration and practical wisdom that will help encourage you to take action. Action for work that is meaningful, purposeful and profitable.
  • Brent Mair
    Four stars is probably a bit much, as I felt a lot of this material repetitive with all the audio and written materials I have consumed from Dan Miller, but I still believe it and by the end of the book I felt motivated to make changes.Dan's message is the same. Find work you love. His son, Jared, has interesting anecdotes that show that we don't need to accept the status quo.
  • Krystal
    Medium: Paperback via personal collectionThis book has a lot of inspiration for you to think different about work, life and your ultimate purpose. I have highlights all over it for things I want to remember. A must read for people searching for direction in their career.
  • Akuismeudy
    This book help me boost my energy and focus on my life journey in different way. There are few points doesnt work to me but there are alot of it make me more confidence for being struggling in life isnt too bad. Thanks Dan and Jared. Thanks for help me out and told me not to stop.
  • Shannon
    Enjoyed this book greatly and got a few good stories that worked for me in some recent messages. The concept behind the book was great. The premise of the book is that we can know a lot and still not succeed with a key ingredient - PASSION! Highly recommended read!
  • Erika Schoen
    Very good book! I loved the refreshing perspective on implementing ideas, social entrepreneurship and ministry.
  • Nicole
    Excellent great read, very insightful and empowering read!
  • Marla
    though provocing! good book!
  • Matt Soderstrum
    I enjoyed this book very much. Life is too short to work in a job you don't like. Find someplace that fits your passion! This book makes that very clear.
  • Johnny
    If you've read anything else by Dan Miller, or if you regularly listen to his podcast, then this won't be anything new. It does, however, provide new and fun illustrations and points of view.
  • James Bauslaugh
    This is a great book for anyone who is wanting to live out the unique purpose that God has called you to live out. Inspiring and easy read.
  • Vanisri
    Compact! I say a mind therapy in need is a book indeed, and this was just the right one I needed.