Academic journal article Career Planning and Adult Development Journal

The Why Cafe

Academic journal article Career Planning and Adult Development Journal

The Why Cafe

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The Why Cafe, by John Strelecky 2006. Cambridge, MA:Da Capo Press 130 pages, Softcover, $12.95

Intended Audience: All

How is the book most useful for its intended audience?

It asks the questions that everyone needs to ask - the "why" question.

The top things you learned from reading this book:

I developed a much clearer understanding of how I want and need to pose questions to my clients.

This deceptively thin book contains much wisdom and is a comforting companion as we ponder our life's purpose. On face value, it is a tale of one man's journey, but upon a closer look we see much more. It begins with a man "stuck" in a traffic jam. He has a map that he thought would get him to his destination. However, he knows that he needs to make a change. He's not sure where he'll be, but any place is better than not moving at all! So, off he sets, directionless, and starts up one road and then up another to see if it'll lead somewhere. He starts to realize that he's very hungry and there is no food in sight! …

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