When to Jump: If the Job You Have Isn't the Life You Want

When to Jump: If the Job You Have Isn't the Life You Want

When Mike Lewis was twenty-four 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? When Mike Lewis was twenty-four and working in a prestigious corporate job, he eagerly wanted to leave and pursue his d...

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Title:When to Jump: If the Job You Have Isn't the Life You Want
Author:Mike Lewis
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Genres:Business
ISBN:1250124212
Edition Language:English
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:334 pages pages

When to Jump: If the Job You Have Isn't the Life You Want Reviews

  • Priya
    Jun 03, 2018

    A collection of mini-bios about people who made major career changes. It doesn't really offer any practical advice aside from telling people to just do it. ...

    Watching my niece's gymnastics competition - I use the term "competition" loosely considering I changed her diaper less than 3 years ago - I'm struck by the difference in the little girls' faces as they jump from the balance beam. They are all the same age. They all have had similar cl...

    won from librarything.com got in mail today ...

    Interesting premise, but in execution of most use to Wall Street bankers, stock traders, venture capitalists and pretty much anyone who can set aside money to take a year or so off work. If you've got bills to pay and family to support then there's not much you can get from this bo...

    author left a Bain Capital job to play pro squash and couch-surf the world for a year and a half in his 20s, then returned to the states to write this book and develop a site and all that about people making bold career moves in an effort to increase life satisfaction. Got his cousin S...

    I needed this book at this time in my life. It made me realize that I've already made a lot of jumps, both personally and professionally, throughout my life. Reading Lewis' story and the stories of so many others who made a major professional jump wasn't only inspiring: it was necessar...

    I struggle to know what my 'passion' is - but it was nice to see how many people moved from one career to another, and talked about how it worked (or didn't!). Sharing the concept of the book with a friend; and the author's 'passion' being squash, my friend was rather bemused. Under...

    2 stars I will be honest, I skimmed a good portion of this book. I read all the sections from the author, as well as the recaps, but I only read about half of the case studies (mostly because a lot of them didn't seem relevant or interesting to me). If I recall correctly, at one...

    I kind of cheated here as I did not read the whole book but only the parts that interested me. Being currently in "jump-mode" I read only the introduction and the final "Don't look back" section. Second cheat is that I did not purchase the book but was given to me on a promotion tour b...

    Some great stories and advice... and some that are pretty skip-worthy. Also, I had to power through the first part which was all about the author's life (it was a little too silver-spooned). I'm glad I stuck with it though and will be looking into some of the contributors' works. ...

    inspiring! the audiobook was made a bit more interesting by the anecdotes being read by the folks whose story it is. enjoyable compilation. ...

    If you're thinking or contemplating a life change. This is absolutely your next book! ...

    Good advice for anyone looking to make a career change. ...

    2.5 stars. I would say this book is pretty hit and miss. Some of the stories were interesting and inspiring, more of them were a little blah or general. I was kind of put off by the number of stories in here where the person started off in some kind of high finance job. One or two woul...

    These are the stories of people who jumped from prestigious jobs to more uncertain jobs, usually in the arts or as an entrepreneur, although there were two NFL/baseball types. Nothing wrong with that, except it won't apply to everyone. For example, the Harvard guy who decided he wan...

    There are lots of books out there which promise you your dream life, job and love if you follow the authors simple rules and it can all seem like a bit of a pipe dream. Mike Lewis has tapped into something a little bit different with When To Jump. Using his own experience of taking the...

    I actually finished a non-fiction! But this did not feel much like any other self-help books I read. I felt like I was reading the chicken soup books. It was a pretty easy read with bite size chapters. I love the fact that the book were inserted with stories of people who jumped, be it...

    If you're in the right frame of mind for this book, at that junction in your life -- this could be a great book for you. For me, where I'm at, a solid "it was ok" 2 stars, borderline 3. However...a lot of people's stories -- perhaps too many, and that's where we lost a star. Closer ...

    Many self-help books show, bolster, and help you plan your life change. This book has a unique angle at providing evidence of people who have made the big jump. The the stories are great - from living the perfect career to not having a career at all and then jumping to something the su...

    I heard Mike Lewis speak a few months ago and was interested enough in what he had to say to put the book on reserve. While his story is certainly laudable - and I appreciate those that he collected it wasn't quite what I needed. There are certainly a lot of good messages and suggestio...

  • Kate
    May 25, 2018

    A collection of mini-bios about people who made major career changes. It doesn't really offer any practical advice aside from telling people to just do it. ...

    Watching my niece's gymnastics competition - I use the term "competition" loosely considering I changed her diaper less than 3 years ago - I'm struck by the difference in the little girls' faces as they jump from the balance beam. They are all the same age. They all have had similar cl...

    won from librarything.com got in mail today ...

    Interesting premise, but in execution of most use to Wall Street bankers, stock traders, venture capitalists and pretty much anyone who can set aside money to take a year or so off work. If you've got bills to pay and family to support then there's not much you can get from this bo...

    author left a Bain Capital job to play pro squash and couch-surf the world for a year and a half in his 20s, then returned to the states to write this book and develop a site and all that about people making bold career moves in an effort to increase life satisfaction. Got his cousin S...

    I needed this book at this time in my life. It made me realize that I've already made a lot of jumps, both personally and professionally, throughout my life. Reading Lewis' story and the stories of so many others who made a major professional jump wasn't only inspiring: it was necessar...

    I struggle to know what my 'passion' is - but it was nice to see how many people moved from one career to another, and talked about how it worked (or didn't!). Sharing the concept of the book with a friend; and the author's 'passion' being squash, my friend was rather bemused. Under...

    2 stars I will be honest, I skimmed a good portion of this book. I read all the sections from the author, as well as the recaps, but I only read about half of the case studies (mostly because a lot of them didn't seem relevant or interesting to me). If I recall correctly, at one...

    I kind of cheated here as I did not read the whole book but only the parts that interested me. Being currently in "jump-mode" I read only the introduction and the final "Don't look back" section. Second cheat is that I did not purchase the book but was given to me on a promotion tour b...

    Some great stories and advice... and some that are pretty skip-worthy. Also, I had to power through the first part which was all about the author's life (it was a little too silver-spooned). I'm glad I stuck with it though and will be looking into some of the contributors' works. ...

    inspiring! the audiobook was made a bit more interesting by the anecdotes being read by the folks whose story it is. enjoyable compilation. ...

    If you're thinking or contemplating a life change. This is absolutely your next book! ...

    Good advice for anyone looking to make a career change. ...

    2.5 stars. I would say this book is pretty hit and miss. Some of the stories were interesting and inspiring, more of them were a little blah or general. I was kind of put off by the number of stories in here where the person started off in some kind of high finance job. One or two woul...

    These are the stories of people who jumped from prestigious jobs to more uncertain jobs, usually in the arts or as an entrepreneur, although there were two NFL/baseball types. Nothing wrong with that, except it won't apply to everyone. For example, the Harvard guy who decided he wan...

    There are lots of books out there which promise you your dream life, job and love if you follow the authors simple rules and it can all seem like a bit of a pipe dream. Mike Lewis has tapped into something a little bit different with When To Jump. Using his own experience of taking the...

    I actually finished a non-fiction! But this did not feel much like any other self-help books I read. I felt like I was reading the chicken soup books. It was a pretty easy read with bite size chapters. I love the fact that the book were inserted with stories of people who jumped, be it...

    If you're in the right frame of mind for this book, at that junction in your life -- this could be a great book for you. For me, where I'm at, a solid "it was ok" 2 stars, borderline 3. However...a lot of people's stories -- perhaps too many, and that's where we lost a star. Closer ...

    Many self-help books show, bolster, and help you plan your life change. This book has a unique angle at providing evidence of people who have made the big jump. The the stories are great - from living the perfect career to not having a career at all and then jumping to something the su...

    I heard Mike Lewis speak a few months ago and was interested enough in what he had to say to put the book on reserve. While his story is certainly laudable - and I appreciate those that he collected it wasn't quite what I needed. There are certainly a lot of good messages and suggestio...

    Lots of stories of people making jumps. The author's own story is a very small portion of the book. I didn't find the notes or steps that meaningful or useful to me. I think mostly this book will help inspire anyone that already knows what they want to jump to. Most of the storie...

    This book didn't blow me away, but it was a good read. I'm definitely the target audience for it, which is why I had to buy it when I saw it on the shelf in Barnes & Noble and read the first few pages. My only qualm with it is that I wish the stories would've gone more into depth a...

    Summary: This book is inspiring because it documents the stories and experiences of numerous people who took jumps towards entrepreneurial endeavours rather than saying in safe, secure jobs. Where it is lacking, is in actionable advice or a clear framework to help people on their way....

    Love the stories. I am at a crossroads myself, trying to decide on whether i can pursue and persevere in my current job or to do something else. To quit has always been at the back of my mind but i can never made the decision. always felt that i have no reason to jump. perhaps i didnt ...

    I adore this book. Lewis breaks the book into four sections and finds real people to write their Jump story. The book can be read in small or large batches. I started reading 2-3 Jump stories a day and then started to read a whole section. Started getting me thinking more about my own ...

    If you ever want inspiration to make a career shift into something that you love OR passionate about, this is the book for you! If you started your current work life based on the erroneous expectations of yourself or of others, but feel trapped, numerous folks from different walks o...

    A fantastically helpful book to read if you are indeed considering taking the plunge and quite reasonably have questions over whether you are doing the right thing. Filled with interesting stories of experiences that went well and not so well that help you to realise what feels like th...

    I really liked this book and I?m sad it?s over. I don?t know what my jump is yet, but it was really inspiring. Listening to it was especially great because each person read their own story, which just made it all that much more impactful. I?d love a sequel with more peoples? ...

  • David
    Jul 09, 2018

    A collection of mini-bios about people who made major career changes. It doesn't really offer any practical advice aside from telling people to just do it. ...

    Watching my niece's gymnastics competition - I use the term "competition" loosely considering I changed her diaper less than 3 years ago - I'm struck by the difference in the little girls' faces as they jump from the balance beam. They are all the same age. They all have had similar cl...

    won from librarything.com got in mail today ...

    Interesting premise, but in execution of most use to Wall Street bankers, stock traders, venture capitalists and pretty much anyone who can set aside money to take a year or so off work. If you've got bills to pay and family to support then there's not much you can get from this bo...

    author left a Bain Capital job to play pro squash and couch-surf the world for a year and a half in his 20s, then returned to the states to write this book and develop a site and all that about people making bold career moves in an effort to increase life satisfaction. Got his cousin S...

  • Bruce
    May 20, 2018

    A collection of mini-bios about people who made major career changes. It doesn't really offer any practical advice aside from telling people to just do it. ...

    Watching my niece's gymnastics competition - I use the term "competition" loosely considering I changed her diaper less than 3 years ago - I'm struck by the difference in the little girls' faces as they jump from the balance beam. They are all the same age. They all have had similar cl...

    won from librarything.com got in mail today ...

    Interesting premise, but in execution of most use to Wall Street bankers, stock traders, venture capitalists and pretty much anyone who can set aside money to take a year or so off work. If you've got bills to pay and family to support then there's not much you can get from this bo...

    author left a Bain Capital job to play pro squash and couch-surf the world for a year and a half in his 20s, then returned to the states to write this book and develop a site and all that about people making bold career moves in an effort to increase life satisfaction. Got his cousin S...

    I needed this book at this time in my life. It made me realize that I've already made a lot of jumps, both personally and professionally, throughout my life. Reading Lewis' story and the stories of so many others who made a major professional jump wasn't only inspiring: it was necessar...

    I struggle to know what my 'passion' is - but it was nice to see how many people moved from one career to another, and talked about how it worked (or didn't!). Sharing the concept of the book with a friend; and the author's 'passion' being squash, my friend was rather bemused. Under...

    2 stars I will be honest, I skimmed a good portion of this book. I read all the sections from the author, as well as the recaps, but I only read about half of the case studies (mostly because a lot of them didn't seem relevant or interesting to me). If I recall correctly, at one...

    I kind of cheated here as I did not read the whole book but only the parts that interested me. Being currently in "jump-mode" I read only the introduction and the final "Don't look back" section. Second cheat is that I did not purchase the book but was given to me on a promotion tour b...

    Some great stories and advice... and some that are pretty skip-worthy. Also, I had to power through the first part which was all about the author's life (it was a little too silver-spooned). I'm glad I stuck with it though and will be looking into some of the contributors' works. ...

    inspiring! the audiobook was made a bit more interesting by the anecdotes being read by the folks whose story it is. enjoyable compilation. ...

    If you're thinking or contemplating a life change. This is absolutely your next book! ...

    Good advice for anyone looking to make a career change. ...

    2.5 stars. I would say this book is pretty hit and miss. Some of the stories were interesting and inspiring, more of them were a little blah or general. I was kind of put off by the number of stories in here where the person started off in some kind of high finance job. One or two woul...

    These are the stories of people who jumped from prestigious jobs to more uncertain jobs, usually in the arts or as an entrepreneur, although there were two NFL/baseball types. Nothing wrong with that, except it won't apply to everyone. For example, the Harvard guy who decided he wan...

    There are lots of books out there which promise you your dream life, job and love if you follow the authors simple rules and it can all seem like a bit of a pipe dream. Mike Lewis has tapped into something a little bit different with When To Jump. Using his own experience of taking the...

    I actually finished a non-fiction! But this did not feel much like any other self-help books I read. I felt like I was reading the chicken soup books. It was a pretty easy read with bite size chapters. I love the fact that the book were inserted with stories of people who jumped, be it...

    If you're in the right frame of mind for this book, at that junction in your life -- this could be a great book for you. For me, where I'm at, a solid "it was ok" 2 stars, borderline 3. However...a lot of people's stories -- perhaps too many, and that's where we lost a star. Closer ...

    Many self-help books show, bolster, and help you plan your life change. This book has a unique angle at providing evidence of people who have made the big jump. The the stories are great - from living the perfect career to not having a career at all and then jumping to something the su...

    I heard Mike Lewis speak a few months ago and was interested enough in what he had to say to put the book on reserve. While his story is certainly laudable - and I appreciate those that he collected it wasn't quite what I needed. There are certainly a lot of good messages and suggestio...

    Lots of stories of people making jumps. The author's own story is a very small portion of the book. I didn't find the notes or steps that meaningful or useful to me. I think mostly this book will help inspire anyone that already knows what they want to jump to. Most of the storie...

  • Jaki
    Sep 12, 2018

    A collection of mini-bios about people who made major career changes. It doesn't really offer any practical advice aside from telling people to just do it. ...

    Watching my niece's gymnastics competition - I use the term "competition" loosely considering I changed her diaper less than 3 years ago - I'm struck by the difference in the little girls' faces as they jump from the balance beam. They are all the same age. They all have had similar cl...

    won from librarything.com got in mail today ...

    Interesting premise, but in execution of most use to Wall Street bankers, stock traders, venture capitalists and pretty much anyone who can set aside money to take a year or so off work. If you've got bills to pay and family to support then there's not much you can get from this bo...

    author left a Bain Capital job to play pro squash and couch-surf the world for a year and a half in his 20s, then returned to the states to write this book and develop a site and all that about people making bold career moves in an effort to increase life satisfaction. Got his cousin S...

    I needed this book at this time in my life. It made me realize that I've already made a lot of jumps, both personally and professionally, throughout my life. Reading Lewis' story and the stories of so many others who made a major professional jump wasn't only inspiring: it was necessar...

    I struggle to know what my 'passion' is - but it was nice to see how many people moved from one career to another, and talked about how it worked (or didn't!). Sharing the concept of the book with a friend; and the author's 'passion' being squash, my friend was rather bemused. Under...

    2 stars I will be honest, I skimmed a good portion of this book. I read all the sections from the author, as well as the recaps, but I only read about half of the case studies (mostly because a lot of them didn't seem relevant or interesting to me). If I recall correctly, at one...

    I kind of cheated here as I did not read the whole book but only the parts that interested me. Being currently in "jump-mode" I read only the introduction and the final "Don't look back" section. Second cheat is that I did not purchase the book but was given to me on a promotion tour b...

    Some great stories and advice... and some that are pretty skip-worthy. Also, I had to power through the first part which was all about the author's life (it was a little too silver-spooned). I'm glad I stuck with it though and will be looking into some of the contributors' works. ...

    inspiring! the audiobook was made a bit more interesting by the anecdotes being read by the folks whose story it is. enjoyable compilation. ...

    If you're thinking or contemplating a life change. This is absolutely your next book! ...

    Good advice for anyone looking to make a career change. ...

    2.5 stars. I would say this book is pretty hit and miss. Some of the stories were interesting and inspiring, more of them were a little blah or general. I was kind of put off by the number of stories in here where the person started off in some kind of high finance job. One or two woul...

    These are the stories of people who jumped from prestigious jobs to more uncertain jobs, usually in the arts or as an entrepreneur, although there were two NFL/baseball types. Nothing wrong with that, except it won't apply to everyone. For example, the Harvard guy who decided he wan...

    There are lots of books out there which promise you your dream life, job and love if you follow the authors simple rules and it can all seem like a bit of a pipe dream. Mike Lewis has tapped into something a little bit different with When To Jump. Using his own experience of taking the...

    I actually finished a non-fiction! But this did not feel much like any other self-help books I read. I felt like I was reading the chicken soup books. It was a pretty easy read with bite size chapters. I love the fact that the book were inserted with stories of people who jumped, be it...

    If you're in the right frame of mind for this book, at that junction in your life -- this could be a great book for you. For me, where I'm at, a solid "it was ok" 2 stars, borderline 3. However...a lot of people's stories -- perhaps too many, and that's where we lost a star. Closer ...

  • Melissa Yuan-Innes
    Nov 03, 2018

    A collection of mini-bios about people who made major career changes. It doesn't really offer any practical advice aside from telling people to just do it. ...

    Watching my niece's gymnastics competition - I use the term "competition" loosely considering I changed her diaper less than 3 years ago - I'm struck by the difference in the little girls' faces as they jump from the balance beam. They are all the same age. They all have had similar cl...

    won from librarything.com got in mail today ...

    Interesting premise, but in execution of most use to Wall Street bankers, stock traders, venture capitalists and pretty much anyone who can set aside money to take a year or so off work. If you've got bills to pay and family to support then there's not much you can get from this bo...

    author left a Bain Capital job to play pro squash and couch-surf the world for a year and a half in his 20s, then returned to the states to write this book and develop a site and all that about people making bold career moves in an effort to increase life satisfaction. Got his cousin S...

    I needed this book at this time in my life. It made me realize that I've already made a lot of jumps, both personally and professionally, throughout my life. Reading Lewis' story and the stories of so many others who made a major professional jump wasn't only inspiring: it was necessar...

    I struggle to know what my 'passion' is - but it was nice to see how many people moved from one career to another, and talked about how it worked (or didn't!). Sharing the concept of the book with a friend; and the author's 'passion' being squash, my friend was rather bemused. Under...

    2 stars I will be honest, I skimmed a good portion of this book. I read all the sections from the author, as well as the recaps, but I only read about half of the case studies (mostly because a lot of them didn't seem relevant or interesting to me). If I recall correctly, at one...

    I kind of cheated here as I did not read the whole book but only the parts that interested me. Being currently in "jump-mode" I read only the introduction and the final "Don't look back" section. Second cheat is that I did not purchase the book but was given to me on a promotion tour b...

    Some great stories and advice... and some that are pretty skip-worthy. Also, I had to power through the first part which was all about the author's life (it was a little too silver-spooned). I'm glad I stuck with it though and will be looking into some of the contributors' works. ...

    inspiring! the audiobook was made a bit more interesting by the anecdotes being read by the folks whose story it is. enjoyable compilation. ...

    If you're thinking or contemplating a life change. This is absolutely your next book! ...

    Good advice for anyone looking to make a career change. ...

    2.5 stars. I would say this book is pretty hit and miss. Some of the stories were interesting and inspiring, more of them were a little blah or general. I was kind of put off by the number of stories in here where the person started off in some kind of high finance job. One or two woul...

    These are the stories of people who jumped from prestigious jobs to more uncertain jobs, usually in the arts or as an entrepreneur, although there were two NFL/baseball types. Nothing wrong with that, except it won't apply to everyone. For example, the Harvard guy who decided he wan...

  • Aja Marsh
    Sep 26, 2018

    A collection of mini-bios about people who made major career changes. It doesn't really offer any practical advice aside from telling people to just do it. ...

    Watching my niece's gymnastics competition - I use the term "competition" loosely considering I changed her diaper less than 3 years ago - I'm struck by the difference in the little girls' faces as they jump from the balance beam. They are all the same age. They all have had similar cl...

    won from librarything.com got in mail today ...

    Interesting premise, but in execution of most use to Wall Street bankers, stock traders, venture capitalists and pretty much anyone who can set aside money to take a year or so off work. If you've got bills to pay and family to support then there's not much you can get from this bo...

    author left a Bain Capital job to play pro squash and couch-surf the world for a year and a half in his 20s, then returned to the states to write this book and develop a site and all that about people making bold career moves in an effort to increase life satisfaction. Got his cousin S...

    I needed this book at this time in my life. It made me realize that I've already made a lot of jumps, both personally and professionally, throughout my life. Reading Lewis' story and the stories of so many others who made a major professional jump wasn't only inspiring: it was necessar...

    I struggle to know what my 'passion' is - but it was nice to see how many people moved from one career to another, and talked about how it worked (or didn't!). Sharing the concept of the book with a friend; and the author's 'passion' being squash, my friend was rather bemused. Under...

    2 stars I will be honest, I skimmed a good portion of this book. I read all the sections from the author, as well as the recaps, but I only read about half of the case studies (mostly because a lot of them didn't seem relevant or interesting to me). If I recall correctly, at one...

    I kind of cheated here as I did not read the whole book but only the parts that interested me. Being currently in "jump-mode" I read only the introduction and the final "Don't look back" section. Second cheat is that I did not purchase the book but was given to me on a promotion tour b...

    Some great stories and advice... and some that are pretty skip-worthy. Also, I had to power through the first part which was all about the author's life (it was a little too silver-spooned). I'm glad I stuck with it though and will be looking into some of the contributors' works. ...

    inspiring! the audiobook was made a bit more interesting by the anecdotes being read by the folks whose story it is. enjoyable compilation. ...

  • Gina
    Feb 16, 2018

    A collection of mini-bios about people who made major career changes. It doesn't really offer any practical advice aside from telling people to just do it. ...

  • Jo-Ann Duff (Duffy The Writer)
    Jan 14, 2018

    A collection of mini-bios about people who made major career changes. It doesn't really offer any practical advice aside from telling people to just do it. ...

    Watching my niece's gymnastics competition - I use the term "competition" loosely considering I changed her diaper less than 3 years ago - I'm struck by the difference in the little girls' faces as they jump from the balance beam. They are all the same age. They all have had similar cl...

    won from librarything.com got in mail today ...

    Interesting premise, but in execution of most use to Wall Street bankers, stock traders, venture capitalists and pretty much anyone who can set aside money to take a year or so off work. If you've got bills to pay and family to support then there's not much you can get from this bo...

    author left a Bain Capital job to play pro squash and couch-surf the world for a year and a half in his 20s, then returned to the states to write this book and develop a site and all that about people making bold career moves in an effort to increase life satisfaction. Got his cousin S...

    I needed this book at this time in my life. It made me realize that I've already made a lot of jumps, both personally and professionally, throughout my life. Reading Lewis' story and the stories of so many others who made a major professional jump wasn't only inspiring: it was necessar...

    I struggle to know what my 'passion' is - but it was nice to see how many people moved from one career to another, and talked about how it worked (or didn't!). Sharing the concept of the book with a friend; and the author's 'passion' being squash, my friend was rather bemused. Under...

    2 stars I will be honest, I skimmed a good portion of this book. I read all the sections from the author, as well as the recaps, but I only read about half of the case studies (mostly because a lot of them didn't seem relevant or interesting to me). If I recall correctly, at one...

    I kind of cheated here as I did not read the whole book but only the parts that interested me. Being currently in "jump-mode" I read only the introduction and the final "Don't look back" section. Second cheat is that I did not purchase the book but was given to me on a promotion tour b...

    Some great stories and advice... and some that are pretty skip-worthy. Also, I had to power through the first part which was all about the author's life (it was a little too silver-spooned). I'm glad I stuck with it though and will be looking into some of the contributors' works. ...

    inspiring! the audiobook was made a bit more interesting by the anecdotes being read by the folks whose story it is. enjoyable compilation. ...

    If you're thinking or contemplating a life change. This is absolutely your next book! ...

    Good advice for anyone looking to make a career change. ...

    2.5 stars. I would say this book is pretty hit and miss. Some of the stories were interesting and inspiring, more of them were a little blah or general. I was kind of put off by the number of stories in here where the person started off in some kind of high finance job. One or two woul...

    These are the stories of people who jumped from prestigious jobs to more uncertain jobs, usually in the arts or as an entrepreneur, although there were two NFL/baseball types. Nothing wrong with that, except it won't apply to everyone. For example, the Harvard guy who decided he wan...

    There are lots of books out there which promise you your dream life, job and love if you follow the authors simple rules and it can all seem like a bit of a pipe dream. Mike Lewis has tapped into something a little bit different with When To Jump. Using his own experience of taking the...

  • Seri Qadijah
    Mar 19, 2018

    A collection of mini-bios about people who made major career changes. It doesn't really offer any practical advice aside from telling people to just do it. ...

    Watching my niece's gymnastics competition - I use the term "competition" loosely considering I changed her diaper less than 3 years ago - I'm struck by the difference in the little girls' faces as they jump from the balance beam. They are all the same age. They all have had similar cl...

    won from librarything.com got in mail today ...

    Interesting premise, but in execution of most use to Wall Street bankers, stock traders, venture capitalists and pretty much anyone who can set aside money to take a year or so off work. If you've got bills to pay and family to support then there's not much you can get from this bo...

    author left a Bain Capital job to play pro squash and couch-surf the world for a year and a half in his 20s, then returned to the states to write this book and develop a site and all that about people making bold career moves in an effort to increase life satisfaction. Got his cousin S...

    I needed this book at this time in my life. It made me realize that I've already made a lot of jumps, both personally and professionally, throughout my life. Reading Lewis' story and the stories of so many others who made a major professional jump wasn't only inspiring: it was necessar...

    I struggle to know what my 'passion' is - but it was nice to see how many people moved from one career to another, and talked about how it worked (or didn't!). Sharing the concept of the book with a friend; and the author's 'passion' being squash, my friend was rather bemused. Under...

    2 stars I will be honest, I skimmed a good portion of this book. I read all the sections from the author, as well as the recaps, but I only read about half of the case studies (mostly because a lot of them didn't seem relevant or interesting to me). If I recall correctly, at one...

    I kind of cheated here as I did not read the whole book but only the parts that interested me. Being currently in "jump-mode" I read only the introduction and the final "Don't look back" section. Second cheat is that I did not purchase the book but was given to me on a promotion tour b...

    Some great stories and advice... and some that are pretty skip-worthy. Also, I had to power through the first part which was all about the author's life (it was a little too silver-spooned). I'm glad I stuck with it though and will be looking into some of the contributors' works. ...

    inspiring! the audiobook was made a bit more interesting by the anecdotes being read by the folks whose story it is. enjoyable compilation. ...

    If you're thinking or contemplating a life change. This is absolutely your next book! ...

    Good advice for anyone looking to make a career change. ...

    2.5 stars. I would say this book is pretty hit and miss. Some of the stories were interesting and inspiring, more of them were a little blah or general. I was kind of put off by the number of stories in here where the person started off in some kind of high finance job. One or two woul...

    These are the stories of people who jumped from prestigious jobs to more uncertain jobs, usually in the arts or as an entrepreneur, although there were two NFL/baseball types. Nothing wrong with that, except it won't apply to everyone. For example, the Harvard guy who decided he wan...

    There are lots of books out there which promise you your dream life, job and love if you follow the authors simple rules and it can all seem like a bit of a pipe dream. Mike Lewis has tapped into something a little bit different with When To Jump. Using his own experience of taking the...

    I actually finished a non-fiction! But this did not feel much like any other self-help books I read. I felt like I was reading the chicken soup books. It was a pretty easy read with bite size chapters. I love the fact that the book were inserted with stories of people who jumped, be it...

    If you're in the right frame of mind for this book, at that junction in your life -- this could be a great book for you. For me, where I'm at, a solid "it was ok" 2 stars, borderline 3. However...a lot of people's stories -- perhaps too many, and that's where we lost a star. Closer ...

    Many self-help books show, bolster, and help you plan your life change. This book has a unique angle at providing evidence of people who have made the big jump. The the stories are great - from living the perfect career to not having a career at all and then jumping to something the su...

    I heard Mike Lewis speak a few months ago and was interested enough in what he had to say to put the book on reserve. While his story is certainly laudable - and I appreciate those that he collected it wasn't quite what I needed. There are certainly a lot of good messages and suggestio...

    Lots of stories of people making jumps. The author's own story is a very small portion of the book. I didn't find the notes or steps that meaningful or useful to me. I think mostly this book will help inspire anyone that already knows what they want to jump to. Most of the storie...

    This book didn't blow me away, but it was a good read. I'm definitely the target audience for it, which is why I had to buy it when I saw it on the shelf in Barnes & Noble and read the first few pages. My only qualm with it is that I wish the stories would've gone more into depth a...

    Summary: This book is inspiring because it documents the stories and experiences of numerous people who took jumps towards entrepreneurial endeavours rather than saying in safe, secure jobs. Where it is lacking, is in actionable advice or a clear framework to help people on their way....

    Love the stories. I am at a crossroads myself, trying to decide on whether i can pursue and persevere in my current job or to do something else. To quit has always been at the back of my mind but i can never made the decision. always felt that i have no reason to jump. perhaps i didnt ...

  • Caroline
    Jul 08, 2018

    A collection of mini-bios about people who made major career changes. It doesn't really offer any practical advice aside from telling people to just do it. ...

    Watching my niece's gymnastics competition - I use the term "competition" loosely considering I changed her diaper less than 3 years ago - I'm struck by the difference in the little girls' faces as they jump from the balance beam. They are all the same age. They all have had similar cl...

    won from librarything.com got in mail today ...

    Interesting premise, but in execution of most use to Wall Street bankers, stock traders, venture capitalists and pretty much anyone who can set aside money to take a year or so off work. If you've got bills to pay and family to support then there's not much you can get from this bo...

    author left a Bain Capital job to play pro squash and couch-surf the world for a year and a half in his 20s, then returned to the states to write this book and develop a site and all that about people making bold career moves in an effort to increase life satisfaction. Got his cousin S...

    I needed this book at this time in my life. It made me realize that I've already made a lot of jumps, both personally and professionally, throughout my life. Reading Lewis' story and the stories of so many others who made a major professional jump wasn't only inspiring: it was necessar...

    I struggle to know what my 'passion' is - but it was nice to see how many people moved from one career to another, and talked about how it worked (or didn't!). Sharing the concept of the book with a friend; and the author's 'passion' being squash, my friend was rather bemused. Under...

    2 stars I will be honest, I skimmed a good portion of this book. I read all the sections from the author, as well as the recaps, but I only read about half of the case studies (mostly because a lot of them didn't seem relevant or interesting to me). If I recall correctly, at one...

  • Megan
    Apr 12, 2018

    A collection of mini-bios about people who made major career changes. It doesn't really offer any practical advice aside from telling people to just do it. ...

    Watching my niece's gymnastics competition - I use the term "competition" loosely considering I changed her diaper less than 3 years ago - I'm struck by the difference in the little girls' faces as they jump from the balance beam. They are all the same age. They all have had similar cl...

    won from librarything.com got in mail today ...

    Interesting premise, but in execution of most use to Wall Street bankers, stock traders, venture capitalists and pretty much anyone who can set aside money to take a year or so off work. If you've got bills to pay and family to support then there's not much you can get from this bo...

    author left a Bain Capital job to play pro squash and couch-surf the world for a year and a half in his 20s, then returned to the states to write this book and develop a site and all that about people making bold career moves in an effort to increase life satisfaction. Got his cousin S...

    I needed this book at this time in my life. It made me realize that I've already made a lot of jumps, both personally and professionally, throughout my life. Reading Lewis' story and the stories of so many others who made a major professional jump wasn't only inspiring: it was necessar...

    I struggle to know what my 'passion' is - but it was nice to see how many people moved from one career to another, and talked about how it worked (or didn't!). Sharing the concept of the book with a friend; and the author's 'passion' being squash, my friend was rather bemused. Under...

    2 stars I will be honest, I skimmed a good portion of this book. I read all the sections from the author, as well as the recaps, but I only read about half of the case studies (mostly because a lot of them didn't seem relevant or interesting to me). If I recall correctly, at one...

    I kind of cheated here as I did not read the whole book but only the parts that interested me. Being currently in "jump-mode" I read only the introduction and the final "Don't look back" section. Second cheat is that I did not purchase the book but was given to me on a promotion tour b...

    Some great stories and advice... and some that are pretty skip-worthy. Also, I had to power through the first part which was all about the author's life (it was a little too silver-spooned). I'm glad I stuck with it though and will be looking into some of the contributors' works. ...

  • Joy
    Sep 16, 2018

    A collection of mini-bios about people who made major career changes. It doesn't really offer any practical advice aside from telling people to just do it. ...

    Watching my niece's gymnastics competition - I use the term "competition" loosely considering I changed her diaper less than 3 years ago - I'm struck by the difference in the little girls' faces as they jump from the balance beam. They are all the same age. They all have had similar cl...

    won from librarything.com got in mail today ...

    Interesting premise, but in execution of most use to Wall Street bankers, stock traders, venture capitalists and pretty much anyone who can set aside money to take a year or so off work. If you've got bills to pay and family to support then there's not much you can get from this bo...

    author left a Bain Capital job to play pro squash and couch-surf the world for a year and a half in his 20s, then returned to the states to write this book and develop a site and all that about people making bold career moves in an effort to increase life satisfaction. Got his cousin S...

    I needed this book at this time in my life. It made me realize that I've already made a lot of jumps, both personally and professionally, throughout my life. Reading Lewis' story and the stories of so many others who made a major professional jump wasn't only inspiring: it was necessar...

    I struggle to know what my 'passion' is - but it was nice to see how many people moved from one career to another, and talked about how it worked (or didn't!). Sharing the concept of the book with a friend; and the author's 'passion' being squash, my friend was rather bemused. Under...

    2 stars I will be honest, I skimmed a good portion of this book. I read all the sections from the author, as well as the recaps, but I only read about half of the case studies (mostly because a lot of them didn't seem relevant or interesting to me). If I recall correctly, at one...

    I kind of cheated here as I did not read the whole book but only the parts that interested me. Being currently in "jump-mode" I read only the introduction and the final "Don't look back" section. Second cheat is that I did not purchase the book but was given to me on a promotion tour b...

    Some great stories and advice... and some that are pretty skip-worthy. Also, I had to power through the first part which was all about the author's life (it was a little too silver-spooned). I'm glad I stuck with it though and will be looking into some of the contributors' works. ...

    inspiring! the audiobook was made a bit more interesting by the anecdotes being read by the folks whose story it is. enjoyable compilation. ...

    If you're thinking or contemplating a life change. This is absolutely your next book! ...

    Good advice for anyone looking to make a career change. ...

  • Tina
    Apr 23, 2018

    A collection of mini-bios about people who made major career changes. It doesn't really offer any practical advice aside from telling people to just do it. ...

    Watching my niece's gymnastics competition - I use the term "competition" loosely considering I changed her diaper less than 3 years ago - I'm struck by the difference in the little girls' faces as they jump from the balance beam. They are all the same age. They all have had similar cl...

    won from librarything.com got in mail today ...

    Interesting premise, but in execution of most use to Wall Street bankers, stock traders, venture capitalists and pretty much anyone who can set aside money to take a year or so off work. If you've got bills to pay and family to support then there's not much you can get from this bo...

    author left a Bain Capital job to play pro squash and couch-surf the world for a year and a half in his 20s, then returned to the states to write this book and develop a site and all that about people making bold career moves in an effort to increase life satisfaction. Got his cousin S...

    I needed this book at this time in my life. It made me realize that I've already made a lot of jumps, both personally and professionally, throughout my life. Reading Lewis' story and the stories of so many others who made a major professional jump wasn't only inspiring: it was necessar...

    I struggle to know what my 'passion' is - but it was nice to see how many people moved from one career to another, and talked about how it worked (or didn't!). Sharing the concept of the book with a friend; and the author's 'passion' being squash, my friend was rather bemused. Under...

    2 stars I will be honest, I skimmed a good portion of this book. I read all the sections from the author, as well as the recaps, but I only read about half of the case studies (mostly because a lot of them didn't seem relevant or interesting to me). If I recall correctly, at one...

    I kind of cheated here as I did not read the whole book but only the parts that interested me. Being currently in "jump-mode" I read only the introduction and the final "Don't look back" section. Second cheat is that I did not purchase the book but was given to me on a promotion tour b...

    Some great stories and advice... and some that are pretty skip-worthy. Also, I had to power through the first part which was all about the author's life (it was a little too silver-spooned). I'm glad I stuck with it though and will be looking into some of the contributors' works. ...

    inspiring! the audiobook was made a bit more interesting by the anecdotes being read by the folks whose story it is. enjoyable compilation. ...

    If you're thinking or contemplating a life change. This is absolutely your next book! ...

    Good advice for anyone looking to make a career change. ...

    2.5 stars. I would say this book is pretty hit and miss. Some of the stories were interesting and inspiring, more of them were a little blah or general. I was kind of put off by the number of stories in here where the person started off in some kind of high finance job. One or two woul...

  • Alex Mancini
    Jul 30, 2018

    A collection of mini-bios about people who made major career changes. It doesn't really offer any practical advice aside from telling people to just do it. ...

    Watching my niece's gymnastics competition - I use the term "competition" loosely considering I changed her diaper less than 3 years ago - I'm struck by the difference in the little girls' faces as they jump from the balance beam. They are all the same age. They all have had similar cl...

    won from librarything.com got in mail today ...

    Interesting premise, but in execution of most use to Wall Street bankers, stock traders, venture capitalists and pretty much anyone who can set aside money to take a year or so off work. If you've got bills to pay and family to support then there's not much you can get from this bo...

    author left a Bain Capital job to play pro squash and couch-surf the world for a year and a half in his 20s, then returned to the states to write this book and develop a site and all that about people making bold career moves in an effort to increase life satisfaction. Got his cousin S...

    I needed this book at this time in my life. It made me realize that I've already made a lot of jumps, both personally and professionally, throughout my life. Reading Lewis' story and the stories of so many others who made a major professional jump wasn't only inspiring: it was necessar...

    I struggle to know what my 'passion' is - but it was nice to see how many people moved from one career to another, and talked about how it worked (or didn't!). Sharing the concept of the book with a friend; and the author's 'passion' being squash, my friend was rather bemused. Under...

    2 stars I will be honest, I skimmed a good portion of this book. I read all the sections from the author, as well as the recaps, but I only read about half of the case studies (mostly because a lot of them didn't seem relevant or interesting to me). If I recall correctly, at one...

    I kind of cheated here as I did not read the whole book but only the parts that interested me. Being currently in "jump-mode" I read only the introduction and the final "Don't look back" section. Second cheat is that I did not purchase the book but was given to me on a promotion tour b...

    Some great stories and advice... and some that are pretty skip-worthy. Also, I had to power through the first part which was all about the author's life (it was a little too silver-spooned). I'm glad I stuck with it though and will be looking into some of the contributors' works. ...

    inspiring! the audiobook was made a bit more interesting by the anecdotes being read by the folks whose story it is. enjoyable compilation. ...

    If you're thinking or contemplating a life change. This is absolutely your next book! ...

    Good advice for anyone looking to make a career change. ...

    2.5 stars. I would say this book is pretty hit and miss. Some of the stories were interesting and inspiring, more of them were a little blah or general. I was kind of put off by the number of stories in here where the person started off in some kind of high finance job. One or two woul...

    These are the stories of people who jumped from prestigious jobs to more uncertain jobs, usually in the arts or as an entrepreneur, although there were two NFL/baseball types. Nothing wrong with that, except it won't apply to everyone. For example, the Harvard guy who decided he wan...

    There are lots of books out there which promise you your dream life, job and love if you follow the authors simple rules and it can all seem like a bit of a pipe dream. Mike Lewis has tapped into something a little bit different with When To Jump. Using his own experience of taking the...

    I actually finished a non-fiction! But this did not feel much like any other self-help books I read. I felt like I was reading the chicken soup books. It was a pretty easy read with bite size chapters. I love the fact that the book were inserted with stories of people who jumped, be it...

    If you're in the right frame of mind for this book, at that junction in your life -- this could be a great book for you. For me, where I'm at, a solid "it was ok" 2 stars, borderline 3. However...a lot of people's stories -- perhaps too many, and that's where we lost a star. Closer ...

    Many self-help books show, bolster, and help you plan your life change. This book has a unique angle at providing evidence of people who have made the big jump. The the stories are great - from living the perfect career to not having a career at all and then jumping to something the su...

    I heard Mike Lewis speak a few months ago and was interested enough in what he had to say to put the book on reserve. While his story is certainly laudable - and I appreciate those that he collected it wasn't quite what I needed. There are certainly a lot of good messages and suggestio...

    Lots of stories of people making jumps. The author's own story is a very small portion of the book. I didn't find the notes or steps that meaningful or useful to me. I think mostly this book will help inspire anyone that already knows what they want to jump to. Most of the storie...

    This book didn't blow me away, but it was a good read. I'm definitely the target audience for it, which is why I had to buy it when I saw it on the shelf in Barnes & Noble and read the first few pages. My only qualm with it is that I wish the stories would've gone more into depth a...

  • Kim
    Nov 22, 2017

    A collection of mini-bios about people who made major career changes. It doesn't really offer any practical advice aside from telling people to just do it. ...

    Watching my niece's gymnastics competition - I use the term "competition" loosely considering I changed her diaper less than 3 years ago - I'm struck by the difference in the little girls' faces as they jump from the balance beam. They are all the same age. They all have had similar cl...

    won from librarything.com got in mail today ...

  • Serendipity Marie
    Nov 27, 2017

    A collection of mini-bios about people who made major career changes. It doesn't really offer any practical advice aside from telling people to just do it. ...

    Watching my niece's gymnastics competition - I use the term "competition" loosely considering I changed her diaper less than 3 years ago - I'm struck by the difference in the little girls' faces as they jump from the balance beam. They are all the same age. They all have had similar cl...

  • Syazwanie Winston Abdullah
    Apr 15, 2018

    A collection of mini-bios about people who made major career changes. It doesn't really offer any practical advice aside from telling people to just do it. ...

    Watching my niece's gymnastics competition - I use the term "competition" loosely considering I changed her diaper less than 3 years ago - I'm struck by the difference in the little girls' faces as they jump from the balance beam. They are all the same age. They all have had similar cl...

    won from librarything.com got in mail today ...

    Interesting premise, but in execution of most use to Wall Street bankers, stock traders, venture capitalists and pretty much anyone who can set aside money to take a year or so off work. If you've got bills to pay and family to support then there's not much you can get from this bo...

    author left a Bain Capital job to play pro squash and couch-surf the world for a year and a half in his 20s, then returned to the states to write this book and develop a site and all that about people making bold career moves in an effort to increase life satisfaction. Got his cousin S...

    I needed this book at this time in my life. It made me realize that I've already made a lot of jumps, both personally and professionally, throughout my life. Reading Lewis' story and the stories of so many others who made a major professional jump wasn't only inspiring: it was necessar...

    I struggle to know what my 'passion' is - but it was nice to see how many people moved from one career to another, and talked about how it worked (or didn't!). Sharing the concept of the book with a friend; and the author's 'passion' being squash, my friend was rather bemused. Under...

    2 stars I will be honest, I skimmed a good portion of this book. I read all the sections from the author, as well as the recaps, but I only read about half of the case studies (mostly because a lot of them didn't seem relevant or interesting to me). If I recall correctly, at one...

    I kind of cheated here as I did not read the whole book but only the parts that interested me. Being currently in "jump-mode" I read only the introduction and the final "Don't look back" section. Second cheat is that I did not purchase the book but was given to me on a promotion tour b...

    Some great stories and advice... and some that are pretty skip-worthy. Also, I had to power through the first part which was all about the author's life (it was a little too silver-spooned). I'm glad I stuck with it though and will be looking into some of the contributors' works. ...

    inspiring! the audiobook was made a bit more interesting by the anecdotes being read by the folks whose story it is. enjoyable compilation. ...

    If you're thinking or contemplating a life change. This is absolutely your next book! ...

    Good advice for anyone looking to make a career change. ...

    2.5 stars. I would say this book is pretty hit and miss. Some of the stories were interesting and inspiring, more of them were a little blah or general. I was kind of put off by the number of stories in here where the person started off in some kind of high finance job. One or two woul...

    These are the stories of people who jumped from prestigious jobs to more uncertain jobs, usually in the arts or as an entrepreneur, although there were two NFL/baseball types. Nothing wrong with that, except it won't apply to everyone. For example, the Harvard guy who decided he wan...

    There are lots of books out there which promise you your dream life, job and love if you follow the authors simple rules and it can all seem like a bit of a pipe dream. Mike Lewis has tapped into something a little bit different with When To Jump. Using his own experience of taking the...

    I actually finished a non-fiction! But this did not feel much like any other self-help books I read. I felt like I was reading the chicken soup books. It was a pretty easy read with bite size chapters. I love the fact that the book were inserted with stories of people who jumped, be it...

  • Philip Shade
    Jul 15, 2018

    A collection of mini-bios about people who made major career changes. It doesn't really offer any practical advice aside from telling people to just do it. ...

    Watching my niece's gymnastics competition - I use the term "competition" loosely considering I changed her diaper less than 3 years ago - I'm struck by the difference in the little girls' faces as they jump from the balance beam. They are all the same age. They all have had similar cl...

    won from librarything.com got in mail today ...

    Interesting premise, but in execution of most use to Wall Street bankers, stock traders, venture capitalists and pretty much anyone who can set aside money to take a year or so off work. If you've got bills to pay and family to support then there's not much you can get from this bo...

  • Dimitrios Mistriotis
    Apr 12, 2018

    A collection of mini-bios about people who made major career changes. It doesn't really offer any practical advice aside from telling people to just do it. ...

    Watching my niece's gymnastics competition - I use the term "competition" loosely considering I changed her diaper less than 3 years ago - I'm struck by the difference in the little girls' faces as they jump from the balance beam. They are all the same age. They all have had similar cl...

    won from librarything.com got in mail today ...

    Interesting premise, but in execution of most use to Wall Street bankers, stock traders, venture capitalists and pretty much anyone who can set aside money to take a year or so off work. If you've got bills to pay and family to support then there's not much you can get from this bo...

    author left a Bain Capital job to play pro squash and couch-surf the world for a year and a half in his 20s, then returned to the states to write this book and develop a site and all that about people making bold career moves in an effort to increase life satisfaction. Got his cousin S...

    I needed this book at this time in my life. It made me realize that I've already made a lot of jumps, both personally and professionally, throughout my life. Reading Lewis' story and the stories of so many others who made a major professional jump wasn't only inspiring: it was necessar...

    I struggle to know what my 'passion' is - but it was nice to see how many people moved from one career to another, and talked about how it worked (or didn't!). Sharing the concept of the book with a friend; and the author's 'passion' being squash, my friend was rather bemused. Under...

    2 stars I will be honest, I skimmed a good portion of this book. I read all the sections from the author, as well as the recaps, but I only read about half of the case studies (mostly because a lot of them didn't seem relevant or interesting to me). If I recall correctly, at one...

    I kind of cheated here as I did not read the whole book but only the parts that interested me. Being currently in "jump-mode" I read only the introduction and the final "Don't look back" section. Second cheat is that I did not purchase the book but was given to me on a promotion tour b...

  • Gopal Katragadda
    Jul 29, 2018

    A collection of mini-bios about people who made major career changes. It doesn't really offer any practical advice aside from telling people to just do it. ...

    Watching my niece's gymnastics competition - I use the term "competition" loosely considering I changed her diaper less than 3 years ago - I'm struck by the difference in the little girls' faces as they jump from the balance beam. They are all the same age. They all have had similar cl...

    won from librarything.com got in mail today ...

    Interesting premise, but in execution of most use to Wall Street bankers, stock traders, venture capitalists and pretty much anyone who can set aside money to take a year or so off work. If you've got bills to pay and family to support then there's not much you can get from this bo...

    author left a Bain Capital job to play pro squash and couch-surf the world for a year and a half in his 20s, then returned to the states to write this book and develop a site and all that about people making bold career moves in an effort to increase life satisfaction. Got his cousin S...

    I needed this book at this time in my life. It made me realize that I've already made a lot of jumps, both personally and professionally, throughout my life. Reading Lewis' story and the stories of so many others who made a major professional jump wasn't only inspiring: it was necessar...

    I struggle to know what my 'passion' is - but it was nice to see how many people moved from one career to another, and talked about how it worked (or didn't!). Sharing the concept of the book with a friend; and the author's 'passion' being squash, my friend was rather bemused. Under...

    2 stars I will be honest, I skimmed a good portion of this book. I read all the sections from the author, as well as the recaps, but I only read about half of the case studies (mostly because a lot of them didn't seem relevant or interesting to me). If I recall correctly, at one...

    I kind of cheated here as I did not read the whole book but only the parts that interested me. Being currently in "jump-mode" I read only the introduction and the final "Don't look back" section. Second cheat is that I did not purchase the book but was given to me on a promotion tour b...

    Some great stories and advice... and some that are pretty skip-worthy. Also, I had to power through the first part which was all about the author's life (it was a little too silver-spooned). I'm glad I stuck with it though and will be looking into some of the contributors' works. ...

    inspiring! the audiobook was made a bit more interesting by the anecdotes being read by the folks whose story it is. enjoyable compilation. ...

    If you're thinking or contemplating a life change. This is absolutely your next book! ...

    Good advice for anyone looking to make a career change. ...

    2.5 stars. I would say this book is pretty hit and miss. Some of the stories were interesting and inspiring, more of them were a little blah or general. I was kind of put off by the number of stories in here where the person started off in some kind of high finance job. One or two woul...

    These are the stories of people who jumped from prestigious jobs to more uncertain jobs, usually in the arts or as an entrepreneur, although there were two NFL/baseball types. Nothing wrong with that, except it won't apply to everyone. For example, the Harvard guy who decided he wan...

    There are lots of books out there which promise you your dream life, job and love if you follow the authors simple rules and it can all seem like a bit of a pipe dream. Mike Lewis has tapped into something a little bit different with When To Jump. Using his own experience of taking the...

    I actually finished a non-fiction! But this did not feel much like any other self-help books I read. I felt like I was reading the chicken soup books. It was a pretty easy read with bite size chapters. I love the fact that the book were inserted with stories of people who jumped, be it...

    If you're in the right frame of mind for this book, at that junction in your life -- this could be a great book for you. For me, where I'm at, a solid "it was ok" 2 stars, borderline 3. However...a lot of people's stories -- perhaps too many, and that's where we lost a star. Closer ...

    Many self-help books show, bolster, and help you plan your life change. This book has a unique angle at providing evidence of people who have made the big jump. The the stories are great - from living the perfect career to not having a career at all and then jumping to something the su...

    I heard Mike Lewis speak a few months ago and was interested enough in what he had to say to put the book on reserve. While his story is certainly laudable - and I appreciate those that he collected it wasn't quite what I needed. There are certainly a lot of good messages and suggestio...

    Lots of stories of people making jumps. The author's own story is a very small portion of the book. I didn't find the notes or steps that meaningful or useful to me. I think mostly this book will help inspire anyone that already knows what they want to jump to. Most of the storie...

    This book didn't blow me away, but it was a good read. I'm definitely the target audience for it, which is why I had to buy it when I saw it on the shelf in Barnes & Noble and read the first few pages. My only qualm with it is that I wish the stories would've gone more into depth a...

    Summary: This book is inspiring because it documents the stories and experiences of numerous people who took jumps towards entrepreneurial endeavours rather than saying in safe, secure jobs. Where it is lacking, is in actionable advice or a clear framework to help people on their way....

    Love the stories. I am at a crossroads myself, trying to decide on whether i can pursue and persevere in my current job or to do something else. To quit has always been at the back of my mind but i can never made the decision. always felt that i have no reason to jump. perhaps i didnt ...

    I adore this book. Lewis breaks the book into four sections and finds real people to write their Jump story. The book can be read in small or large batches. I started reading 2-3 Jump stories a day and then started to read a whole section. Started getting me thinking more about my own ...

    If you ever want inspiration to make a career shift into something that you love OR passionate about, this is the book for you! If you started your current work life based on the erroneous expectations of yourself or of others, but feel trapped, numerous folks from different walks o...

  • Sarah Nosworthy
    Mar 18, 2018

    A collection of mini-bios about people who made major career changes. It doesn't really offer any practical advice aside from telling people to just do it. ...

    Watching my niece's gymnastics competition - I use the term "competition" loosely considering I changed her diaper less than 3 years ago - I'm struck by the difference in the little girls' faces as they jump from the balance beam. They are all the same age. They all have had similar cl...

    won from librarything.com got in mail today ...

    Interesting premise, but in execution of most use to Wall Street bankers, stock traders, venture capitalists and pretty much anyone who can set aside money to take a year or so off work. If you've got bills to pay and family to support then there's not much you can get from this bo...

    author left a Bain Capital job to play pro squash and couch-surf the world for a year and a half in his 20s, then returned to the states to write this book and develop a site and all that about people making bold career moves in an effort to increase life satisfaction. Got his cousin S...

    I needed this book at this time in my life. It made me realize that I've already made a lot of jumps, both personally and professionally, throughout my life. Reading Lewis' story and the stories of so many others who made a major professional jump wasn't only inspiring: it was necessar...

    I struggle to know what my 'passion' is - but it was nice to see how many people moved from one career to another, and talked about how it worked (or didn't!). Sharing the concept of the book with a friend; and the author's 'passion' being squash, my friend was rather bemused. Under...

  • M. Abdul Ali
    Feb 25, 2018

    A collection of mini-bios about people who made major career changes. It doesn't really offer any practical advice aside from telling people to just do it. ...

    Watching my niece's gymnastics competition - I use the term "competition" loosely considering I changed her diaper less than 3 years ago - I'm struck by the difference in the little girls' faces as they jump from the balance beam. They are all the same age. They all have had similar cl...

    won from librarything.com got in mail today ...

    Interesting premise, but in execution of most use to Wall Street bankers, stock traders, venture capitalists and pretty much anyone who can set aside money to take a year or so off work. If you've got bills to pay and family to support then there's not much you can get from this bo...

    author left a Bain Capital job to play pro squash and couch-surf the world for a year and a half in his 20s, then returned to the states to write this book and develop a site and all that about people making bold career moves in an effort to increase life satisfaction. Got his cousin S...

    I needed this book at this time in my life. It made me realize that I've already made a lot of jumps, both personally and professionally, throughout my life. Reading Lewis' story and the stories of so many others who made a major professional jump wasn't only inspiring: it was necessar...

    I struggle to know what my 'passion' is - but it was nice to see how many people moved from one career to another, and talked about how it worked (or didn't!). Sharing the concept of the book with a friend; and the author's 'passion' being squash, my friend was rather bemused. Under...

    2 stars I will be honest, I skimmed a good portion of this book. I read all the sections from the author, as well as the recaps, but I only read about half of the case studies (mostly because a lot of them didn't seem relevant or interesting to me). If I recall correctly, at one...

    I kind of cheated here as I did not read the whole book but only the parts that interested me. Being currently in "jump-mode" I read only the introduction and the final "Don't look back" section. Second cheat is that I did not purchase the book but was given to me on a promotion tour b...

    Some great stories and advice... and some that are pretty skip-worthy. Also, I had to power through the first part which was all about the author's life (it was a little too silver-spooned). I'm glad I stuck with it though and will be looking into some of the contributors' works. ...

    inspiring! the audiobook was made a bit more interesting by the anecdotes being read by the folks whose story it is. enjoyable compilation. ...

    If you're thinking or contemplating a life change. This is absolutely your next book! ...

    Good advice for anyone looking to make a career change. ...

    2.5 stars. I would say this book is pretty hit and miss. Some of the stories were interesting and inspiring, more of them were a little blah or general. I was kind of put off by the number of stories in here where the person started off in some kind of high finance job. One or two woul...

    These are the stories of people who jumped from prestigious jobs to more uncertain jobs, usually in the arts or as an entrepreneur, although there were two NFL/baseball types. Nothing wrong with that, except it won't apply to everyone. For example, the Harvard guy who decided he wan...

    There are lots of books out there which promise you your dream life, job and love if you follow the authors simple rules and it can all seem like a bit of a pipe dream. Mike Lewis has tapped into something a little bit different with When To Jump. Using his own experience of taking the...

    I actually finished a non-fiction! But this did not feel much like any other self-help books I read. I felt like I was reading the chicken soup books. It was a pretty easy read with bite size chapters. I love the fact that the book were inserted with stories of people who jumped, be it...

    If you're in the right frame of mind for this book, at that junction in your life -- this could be a great book for you. For me, where I'm at, a solid "it was ok" 2 stars, borderline 3. However...a lot of people's stories -- perhaps too many, and that's where we lost a star. Closer ...

    Many self-help books show, bolster, and help you plan your life change. This book has a unique angle at providing evidence of people who have made the big jump. The the stories are great - from living the perfect career to not having a career at all and then jumping to something the su...

  • Ronald Grant
    Oct 10, 2018

    A collection of mini-bios about people who made major career changes. It doesn't really offer any practical advice aside from telling people to just do it. ...

    Watching my niece's gymnastics competition - I use the term "competition" loosely considering I changed her diaper less than 3 years ago - I'm struck by the difference in the little girls' faces as they jump from the balance beam. They are all the same age. They all have had similar cl...

    won from librarything.com got in mail today ...

    Interesting premise, but in execution of most use to Wall Street bankers, stock traders, venture capitalists and pretty much anyone who can set aside money to take a year or so off work. If you've got bills to pay and family to support then there's not much you can get from this bo...

    author left a Bain Capital job to play pro squash and couch-surf the world for a year and a half in his 20s, then returned to the states to write this book and develop a site and all that about people making bold career moves in an effort to increase life satisfaction. Got his cousin S...

    I needed this book at this time in my life. It made me realize that I've already made a lot of jumps, both personally and professionally, throughout my life. Reading Lewis' story and the stories of so many others who made a major professional jump wasn't only inspiring: it was necessar...

  • Corey
    Apr 12, 2018

    A collection of mini-bios about people who made major career changes. It doesn't really offer any practical advice aside from telling people to just do it. ...

    Watching my niece's gymnastics competition - I use the term "competition" loosely considering I changed her diaper less than 3 years ago - I'm struck by the difference in the little girls' faces as they jump from the balance beam. They are all the same age. They all have had similar cl...

    won from librarything.com got in mail today ...

    Interesting premise, but in execution of most use to Wall Street bankers, stock traders, venture capitalists and pretty much anyone who can set aside money to take a year or so off work. If you've got bills to pay and family to support then there's not much you can get from this bo...

    author left a Bain Capital job to play pro squash and couch-surf the world for a year and a half in his 20s, then returned to the states to write this book and develop a site and all that about people making bold career moves in an effort to increase life satisfaction. Got his cousin S...

    I needed this book at this time in my life. It made me realize that I've already made a lot of jumps, both personally and professionally, throughout my life. Reading Lewis' story and the stories of so many others who made a major professional jump wasn't only inspiring: it was necessar...

    I struggle to know what my 'passion' is - but it was nice to see how many people moved from one career to another, and talked about how it worked (or didn't!). Sharing the concept of the book with a friend; and the author's 'passion' being squash, my friend was rather bemused. Under...

    2 stars I will be honest, I skimmed a good portion of this book. I read all the sections from the author, as well as the recaps, but I only read about half of the case studies (mostly because a lot of them didn't seem relevant or interesting to me). If I recall correctly, at one...

    I kind of cheated here as I did not read the whole book but only the parts that interested me. Being currently in "jump-mode" I read only the introduction and the final "Don't look back" section. Second cheat is that I did not purchase the book but was given to me on a promotion tour b...

    Some great stories and advice... and some that are pretty skip-worthy. Also, I had to power through the first part which was all about the author's life (it was a little too silver-spooned). I'm glad I stuck with it though and will be looking into some of the contributors' works. ...

    inspiring! the audiobook was made a bit more interesting by the anecdotes being read by the folks whose story it is. enjoyable compilation. ...

    If you're thinking or contemplating a life change. This is absolutely your next book! ...

    Good advice for anyone looking to make a career change. ...

    2.5 stars. I would say this book is pretty hit and miss. Some of the stories were interesting and inspiring, more of them were a little blah or general. I was kind of put off by the number of stories in here where the person started off in some kind of high finance job. One or two woul...

    These are the stories of people who jumped from prestigious jobs to more uncertain jobs, usually in the arts or as an entrepreneur, although there were two NFL/baseball types. Nothing wrong with that, except it won't apply to everyone. For example, the Harvard guy who decided he wan...

    There are lots of books out there which promise you your dream life, job and love if you follow the authors simple rules and it can all seem like a bit of a pipe dream. Mike Lewis has tapped into something a little bit different with When To Jump. Using his own experience of taking the...

    I actually finished a non-fiction! But this did not feel much like any other self-help books I read. I felt like I was reading the chicken soup books. It was a pretty easy read with bite size chapters. I love the fact that the book were inserted with stories of people who jumped, be it...

    If you're in the right frame of mind for this book, at that junction in your life -- this could be a great book for you. For me, where I'm at, a solid "it was ok" 2 stars, borderline 3. However...a lot of people's stories -- perhaps too many, and that's where we lost a star. Closer ...

    Many self-help books show, bolster, and help you plan your life change. This book has a unique angle at providing evidence of people who have made the big jump. The the stories are great - from living the perfect career to not having a career at all and then jumping to something the su...

    I heard Mike Lewis speak a few months ago and was interested enough in what he had to say to put the book on reserve. While his story is certainly laudable - and I appreciate those that he collected it wasn't quite what I needed. There are certainly a lot of good messages and suggestio...

    Lots of stories of people making jumps. The author's own story is a very small portion of the book. I didn't find the notes or steps that meaningful or useful to me. I think mostly this book will help inspire anyone that already knows what they want to jump to. Most of the storie...

    This book didn't blow me away, but it was a good read. I'm definitely the target audience for it, which is why I had to buy it when I saw it on the shelf in Barnes & Noble and read the first few pages. My only qualm with it is that I wish the stories would've gone more into depth a...

    Summary: This book is inspiring because it documents the stories and experiences of numerous people who took jumps towards entrepreneurial endeavours rather than saying in safe, secure jobs. Where it is lacking, is in actionable advice or a clear framework to help people on their way....

  • Wayne Sutherland
    Jul 02, 2018

    A collection of mini-bios about people who made major career changes. It doesn't really offer any practical advice aside from telling people to just do it. ...

    Watching my niece's gymnastics competition - I use the term "competition" loosely considering I changed her diaper less than 3 years ago - I'm struck by the difference in the little girls' faces as they jump from the balance beam. They are all the same age. They all have had similar cl...

    won from librarything.com got in mail today ...

    Interesting premise, but in execution of most use to Wall Street bankers, stock traders, venture capitalists and pretty much anyone who can set aside money to take a year or so off work. If you've got bills to pay and family to support then there's not much you can get from this bo...

    author left a Bain Capital job to play pro squash and couch-surf the world for a year and a half in his 20s, then returned to the states to write this book and develop a site and all that about people making bold career moves in an effort to increase life satisfaction. Got his cousin S...

    I needed this book at this time in my life. It made me realize that I've already made a lot of jumps, both personally and professionally, throughout my life. Reading Lewis' story and the stories of so many others who made a major professional jump wasn't only inspiring: it was necessar...

    I struggle to know what my 'passion' is - but it was nice to see how many people moved from one career to another, and talked about how it worked (or didn't!). Sharing the concept of the book with a friend; and the author's 'passion' being squash, my friend was rather bemused. Under...

    2 stars I will be honest, I skimmed a good portion of this book. I read all the sections from the author, as well as the recaps, but I only read about half of the case studies (mostly because a lot of them didn't seem relevant or interesting to me). If I recall correctly, at one...

    I kind of cheated here as I did not read the whole book but only the parts that interested me. Being currently in "jump-mode" I read only the introduction and the final "Don't look back" section. Second cheat is that I did not purchase the book but was given to me on a promotion tour b...

    Some great stories and advice... and some that are pretty skip-worthy. Also, I had to power through the first part which was all about the author's life (it was a little too silver-spooned). I'm glad I stuck with it though and will be looking into some of the contributors' works. ...

    inspiring! the audiobook was made a bit more interesting by the anecdotes being read by the folks whose story it is. enjoyable compilation. ...

    If you're thinking or contemplating a life change. This is absolutely your next book! ...

  • Kelsey Johnson
    Aug 21, 2018

    A collection of mini-bios about people who made major career changes. It doesn't really offer any practical advice aside from telling people to just do it. ...

    Watching my niece's gymnastics competition - I use the term "competition" loosely considering I changed her diaper less than 3 years ago - I'm struck by the difference in the little girls' faces as they jump from the balance beam. They are all the same age. They all have had similar cl...

    won from librarything.com got in mail today ...

    Interesting premise, but in execution of most use to Wall Street bankers, stock traders, venture capitalists and pretty much anyone who can set aside money to take a year or so off work. If you've got bills to pay and family to support then there's not much you can get from this bo...

    author left a Bain Capital job to play pro squash and couch-surf the world for a year and a half in his 20s, then returned to the states to write this book and develop a site and all that about people making bold career moves in an effort to increase life satisfaction. Got his cousin S...

    I needed this book at this time in my life. It made me realize that I've already made a lot of jumps, both personally and professionally, throughout my life. Reading Lewis' story and the stories of so many others who made a major professional jump wasn't only inspiring: it was necessar...

    I struggle to know what my 'passion' is - but it was nice to see how many people moved from one career to another, and talked about how it worked (or didn't!). Sharing the concept of the book with a friend; and the author's 'passion' being squash, my friend was rather bemused. Under...

    2 stars I will be honest, I skimmed a good portion of this book. I read all the sections from the author, as well as the recaps, but I only read about half of the case studies (mostly because a lot of them didn't seem relevant or interesting to me). If I recall correctly, at one...

    I kind of cheated here as I did not read the whole book but only the parts that interested me. Being currently in "jump-mode" I read only the introduction and the final "Don't look back" section. Second cheat is that I did not purchase the book but was given to me on a promotion tour b...

    Some great stories and advice... and some that are pretty skip-worthy. Also, I had to power through the first part which was all about the author's life (it was a little too silver-spooned). I'm glad I stuck with it though and will be looking into some of the contributors' works. ...

    inspiring! the audiobook was made a bit more interesting by the anecdotes being read by the folks whose story it is. enjoyable compilation. ...

    If you're thinking or contemplating a life change. This is absolutely your next book! ...

    Good advice for anyone looking to make a career change. ...

    2.5 stars. I would say this book is pretty hit and miss. Some of the stories were interesting and inspiring, more of them were a little blah or general. I was kind of put off by the number of stories in here where the person started off in some kind of high finance job. One or two woul...

    These are the stories of people who jumped from prestigious jobs to more uncertain jobs, usually in the arts or as an entrepreneur, although there were two NFL/baseball types. Nothing wrong with that, except it won't apply to everyone. For example, the Harvard guy who decided he wan...

    There are lots of books out there which promise you your dream life, job and love if you follow the authors simple rules and it can all seem like a bit of a pipe dream. Mike Lewis has tapped into something a little bit different with When To Jump. Using his own experience of taking the...

    I actually finished a non-fiction! But this did not feel much like any other self-help books I read. I felt like I was reading the chicken soup books. It was a pretty easy read with bite size chapters. I love the fact that the book were inserted with stories of people who jumped, be it...

    If you're in the right frame of mind for this book, at that junction in your life -- this could be a great book for you. For me, where I'm at, a solid "it was ok" 2 stars, borderline 3. However...a lot of people's stories -- perhaps too many, and that's where we lost a star. Closer ...

    Many self-help books show, bolster, and help you plan your life change. This book has a unique angle at providing evidence of people who have made the big jump. The the stories are great - from living the perfect career to not having a career at all and then jumping to something the su...

    I heard Mike Lewis speak a few months ago and was interested enough in what he had to say to put the book on reserve. While his story is certainly laudable - and I appreciate those that he collected it wasn't quite what I needed. There are certainly a lot of good messages and suggestio...

    Lots of stories of people making jumps. The author's own story is a very small portion of the book. I didn't find the notes or steps that meaningful or useful to me. I think mostly this book will help inspire anyone that already knows what they want to jump to. Most of the storie...

    This book didn't blow me away, but it was a good read. I'm definitely the target audience for it, which is why I had to buy it when I saw it on the shelf in Barnes & Noble and read the first few pages. My only qualm with it is that I wish the stories would've gone more into depth a...

    Summary: This book is inspiring because it documents the stories and experiences of numerous people who took jumps towards entrepreneurial endeavours rather than saying in safe, secure jobs. Where it is lacking, is in actionable advice or a clear framework to help people on their way....

    Love the stories. I am at a crossroads myself, trying to decide on whether i can pursue and persevere in my current job or to do something else. To quit has always been at the back of my mind but i can never made the decision. always felt that i have no reason to jump. perhaps i didnt ...

    I adore this book. Lewis breaks the book into four sections and finds real people to write their Jump story. The book can be read in small or large batches. I started reading 2-3 Jump stories a day and then started to read a whole section. Started getting me thinking more about my own ...

  • Phil JP
    Oct 26, 2018

    A collection of mini-bios about people who made major career changes. It doesn't really offer any practical advice aside from telling people to just do it. ...

    Watching my niece's gymnastics competition - I use the term "competition" loosely considering I changed her diaper less than 3 years ago - I'm struck by the difference in the little girls' faces as they jump from the balance beam. They are all the same age. They all have had similar cl...

    won from librarything.com got in mail today ...

    Interesting premise, but in execution of most use to Wall Street bankers, stock traders, venture capitalists and pretty much anyone who can set aside money to take a year or so off work. If you've got bills to pay and family to support then there's not much you can get from this bo...

    author left a Bain Capital job to play pro squash and couch-surf the world for a year and a half in his 20s, then returned to the states to write this book and develop a site and all that about people making bold career moves in an effort to increase life satisfaction. Got his cousin S...

    I needed this book at this time in my life. It made me realize that I've already made a lot of jumps, both personally and professionally, throughout my life. Reading Lewis' story and the stories of so many others who made a major professional jump wasn't only inspiring: it was necessar...

    I struggle to know what my 'passion' is - but it was nice to see how many people moved from one career to another, and talked about how it worked (or didn't!). Sharing the concept of the book with a friend; and the author's 'passion' being squash, my friend was rather bemused. Under...

    2 stars I will be honest, I skimmed a good portion of this book. I read all the sections from the author, as well as the recaps, but I only read about half of the case studies (mostly because a lot of them didn't seem relevant or interesting to me). If I recall correctly, at one...

    I kind of cheated here as I did not read the whole book but only the parts that interested me. Being currently in "jump-mode" I read only the introduction and the final "Don't look back" section. Second cheat is that I did not purchase the book but was given to me on a promotion tour b...

    Some great stories and advice... and some that are pretty skip-worthy. Also, I had to power through the first part which was all about the author's life (it was a little too silver-spooned). I'm glad I stuck with it though and will be looking into some of the contributors' works. ...

    inspiring! the audiobook was made a bit more interesting by the anecdotes being read by the folks whose story it is. enjoyable compilation. ...

    If you're thinking or contemplating a life change. This is absolutely your next book! ...

    Good advice for anyone looking to make a career change. ...

    2.5 stars. I would say this book is pretty hit and miss. Some of the stories were interesting and inspiring, more of them were a little blah or general. I was kind of put off by the number of stories in here where the person started off in some kind of high finance job. One or two woul...

    These are the stories of people who jumped from prestigious jobs to more uncertain jobs, usually in the arts or as an entrepreneur, although there were two NFL/baseball types. Nothing wrong with that, except it won't apply to everyone. For example, the Harvard guy who decided he wan...

    There are lots of books out there which promise you your dream life, job and love if you follow the authors simple rules and it can all seem like a bit of a pipe dream. Mike Lewis has tapped into something a little bit different with When To Jump. Using his own experience of taking the...

    I actually finished a non-fiction! But this did not feel much like any other self-help books I read. I felt like I was reading the chicken soup books. It was a pretty easy read with bite size chapters. I love the fact that the book were inserted with stories of people who jumped, be it...

    If you're in the right frame of mind for this book, at that junction in your life -- this could be a great book for you. For me, where I'm at, a solid "it was ok" 2 stars, borderline 3. However...a lot of people's stories -- perhaps too many, and that's where we lost a star. Closer ...

    Many self-help books show, bolster, and help you plan your life change. This book has a unique angle at providing evidence of people who have made the big jump. The the stories are great - from living the perfect career to not having a career at all and then jumping to something the su...

    I heard Mike Lewis speak a few months ago and was interested enough in what he had to say to put the book on reserve. While his story is certainly laudable - and I appreciate those that he collected it wasn't quite what I needed. There are certainly a lot of good messages and suggestio...

    Lots of stories of people making jumps. The author's own story is a very small portion of the book. I didn't find the notes or steps that meaningful or useful to me. I think mostly this book will help inspire anyone that already knows what they want to jump to. Most of the storie...

    This book didn't blow me away, but it was a good read. I'm definitely the target audience for it, which is why I had to buy it when I saw it on the shelf in Barnes & Noble and read the first few pages. My only qualm with it is that I wish the stories would've gone more into depth a...

    Summary: This book is inspiring because it documents the stories and experiences of numerous people who took jumps towards entrepreneurial endeavours rather than saying in safe, secure jobs. Where it is lacking, is in actionable advice or a clear framework to help people on their way....

    Love the stories. I am at a crossroads myself, trying to decide on whether i can pursue and persevere in my current job or to do something else. To quit has always been at the back of my mind but i can never made the decision. always felt that i have no reason to jump. perhaps i didnt ...

    I adore this book. Lewis breaks the book into four sections and finds real people to write their Jump story. The book can be read in small or large batches. I started reading 2-3 Jump stories a day and then started to read a whole section. Started getting me thinking more about my own ...

    If you ever want inspiration to make a career shift into something that you love OR passionate about, this is the book for you! If you started your current work life based on the erroneous expectations of yourself or of others, but feel trapped, numerous folks from different walks o...

    A fantastically helpful book to read if you are indeed considering taking the plunge and quite reasonably have questions over whether you are doing the right thing. Filled with interesting stories of experiences that went well and not so well that help you to realise what feels like th...

    I really liked this book and I?m sad it?s over. I don?t know what my jump is yet, but it was really inspiring. Listening to it was especially great because each person read their own story, which just made it all that much more impactful. I?d love a sequel with more peoples? ...

    Stories of the author and various other people who left their secure jobs for a less certain job which they felt passionate about. It can be motivating to hear about other people's "jump", which the book delivers; but it doesn't offer much direct practical/how-to advise on doing it....

  • MadRead
    Jun 17, 2018

    A collection of mini-bios about people who made major career changes. It doesn't really offer any practical advice aside from telling people to just do it. ...

    Watching my niece's gymnastics competition - I use the term "competition" loosely considering I changed her diaper less than 3 years ago - I'm struck by the difference in the little girls' faces as they jump from the balance beam. They are all the same age. They all have had similar cl...

    won from librarything.com got in mail today ...

    Interesting premise, but in execution of most use to Wall Street bankers, stock traders, venture capitalists and pretty much anyone who can set aside money to take a year or so off work. If you've got bills to pay and family to support then there's not much you can get from this bo...

    author left a Bain Capital job to play pro squash and couch-surf the world for a year and a half in his 20s, then returned to the states to write this book and develop a site and all that about people making bold career moves in an effort to increase life satisfaction. Got his cousin S...

    I needed this book at this time in my life. It made me realize that I've already made a lot of jumps, both personally and professionally, throughout my life. Reading Lewis' story and the stories of so many others who made a major professional jump wasn't only inspiring: it was necessar...

    I struggle to know what my 'passion' is - but it was nice to see how many people moved from one career to another, and talked about how it worked (or didn't!). Sharing the concept of the book with a friend; and the author's 'passion' being squash, my friend was rather bemused. Under...

    2 stars I will be honest, I skimmed a good portion of this book. I read all the sections from the author, as well as the recaps, but I only read about half of the case studies (mostly because a lot of them didn't seem relevant or interesting to me). If I recall correctly, at one...

    I kind of cheated here as I did not read the whole book but only the parts that interested me. Being currently in "jump-mode" I read only the introduction and the final "Don't look back" section. Second cheat is that I did not purchase the book but was given to me on a promotion tour b...

    Some great stories and advice... and some that are pretty skip-worthy. Also, I had to power through the first part which was all about the author's life (it was a little too silver-spooned). I'm glad I stuck with it though and will be looking into some of the contributors' works. ...

    inspiring! the audiobook was made a bit more interesting by the anecdotes being read by the folks whose story it is. enjoyable compilation. ...

    If you're thinking or contemplating a life change. This is absolutely your next book! ...

    Good advice for anyone looking to make a career change. ...

    2.5 stars. I would say this book is pretty hit and miss. Some of the stories were interesting and inspiring, more of them were a little blah or general. I was kind of put off by the number of stories in here where the person started off in some kind of high finance job. One or two woul...

    These are the stories of people who jumped from prestigious jobs to more uncertain jobs, usually in the arts or as an entrepreneur, although there were two NFL/baseball types. Nothing wrong with that, except it won't apply to everyone. For example, the Harvard guy who decided he wan...

    There are lots of books out there which promise you your dream life, job and love if you follow the authors simple rules and it can all seem like a bit of a pipe dream. Mike Lewis has tapped into something a little bit different with When To Jump. Using his own experience of taking the...

    I actually finished a non-fiction! But this did not feel much like any other self-help books I read. I felt like I was reading the chicken soup books. It was a pretty easy read with bite size chapters. I love the fact that the book were inserted with stories of people who jumped, be it...

    If you're in the right frame of mind for this book, at that junction in your life -- this could be a great book for you. For me, where I'm at, a solid "it was ok" 2 stars, borderline 3. However...a lot of people's stories -- perhaps too many, and that's where we lost a star. Closer ...

    Many self-help books show, bolster, and help you plan your life change. This book has a unique angle at providing evidence of people who have made the big jump. The the stories are great - from living the perfect career to not having a career at all and then jumping to something the su...

    I heard Mike Lewis speak a few months ago and was interested enough in what he had to say to put the book on reserve. While his story is certainly laudable - and I appreciate those that he collected it wasn't quite what I needed. There are certainly a lot of good messages and suggestio...

    Lots of stories of people making jumps. The author's own story is a very small portion of the book. I didn't find the notes or steps that meaningful or useful to me. I think mostly this book will help inspire anyone that already knows what they want to jump to. Most of the storie...

    This book didn't blow me away, but it was a good read. I'm definitely the target audience for it, which is why I had to buy it when I saw it on the shelf in Barnes & Noble and read the first few pages. My only qualm with it is that I wish the stories would've gone more into depth a...

    Summary: This book is inspiring because it documents the stories and experiences of numerous people who took jumps towards entrepreneurial endeavours rather than saying in safe, secure jobs. Where it is lacking, is in actionable advice or a clear framework to help people on their way....

    Love the stories. I am at a crossroads myself, trying to decide on whether i can pursue and persevere in my current job or to do something else. To quit has always been at the back of my mind but i can never made the decision. always felt that i have no reason to jump. perhaps i didnt ...

    I adore this book. Lewis breaks the book into four sections and finds real people to write their Jump story. The book can be read in small or large batches. I started reading 2-3 Jump stories a day and then started to read a whole section. Started getting me thinking more about my own ...

    If you ever want inspiration to make a career shift into something that you love OR passionate about, this is the book for you! If you started your current work life based on the erroneous expectations of yourself or of others, but feel trapped, numerous folks from different walks o...

    A fantastically helpful book to read if you are indeed considering taking the plunge and quite reasonably have questions over whether you are doing the right thing. Filled with interesting stories of experiences that went well and not so well that help you to realise what feels like th...

  • Emily Cangie
    Dec 03, 2018

    A collection of mini-bios about people who made major career changes. It doesn't really offer any practical advice aside from telling people to just do it. ...

    Watching my niece's gymnastics competition - I use the term "competition" loosely considering I changed her diaper less than 3 years ago - I'm struck by the difference in the little girls' faces as they jump from the balance beam. They are all the same age. They all have had similar cl...

    won from librarything.com got in mail today ...

    Interesting premise, but in execution of most use to Wall Street bankers, stock traders, venture capitalists and pretty much anyone who can set aside money to take a year or so off work. If you've got bills to pay and family to support then there's not much you can get from this bo...

    author left a Bain Capital job to play pro squash and couch-surf the world for a year and a half in his 20s, then returned to the states to write this book and develop a site and all that about people making bold career moves in an effort to increase life satisfaction. Got his cousin S...

    I needed this book at this time in my life. It made me realize that I've already made a lot of jumps, both personally and professionally, throughout my life. Reading Lewis' story and the stories of so many others who made a major professional jump wasn't only inspiring: it was necessar...

    I struggle to know what my 'passion' is - but it was nice to see how many people moved from one career to another, and talked about how it worked (or didn't!). Sharing the concept of the book with a friend; and the author's 'passion' being squash, my friend was rather bemused. Under...

    2 stars I will be honest, I skimmed a good portion of this book. I read all the sections from the author, as well as the recaps, but I only read about half of the case studies (mostly because a lot of them didn't seem relevant or interesting to me). If I recall correctly, at one...

    I kind of cheated here as I did not read the whole book but only the parts that interested me. Being currently in "jump-mode" I read only the introduction and the final "Don't look back" section. Second cheat is that I did not purchase the book but was given to me on a promotion tour b...

    Some great stories and advice... and some that are pretty skip-worthy. Also, I had to power through the first part which was all about the author's life (it was a little too silver-spooned). I'm glad I stuck with it though and will be looking into some of the contributors' works. ...

    inspiring! the audiobook was made a bit more interesting by the anecdotes being read by the folks whose story it is. enjoyable compilation. ...

    If you're thinking or contemplating a life change. This is absolutely your next book! ...

    Good advice for anyone looking to make a career change. ...

    2.5 stars. I would say this book is pretty hit and miss. Some of the stories were interesting and inspiring, more of them were a little blah or general. I was kind of put off by the number of stories in here where the person started off in some kind of high finance job. One or two woul...

    These are the stories of people who jumped from prestigious jobs to more uncertain jobs, usually in the arts or as an entrepreneur, although there were two NFL/baseball types. Nothing wrong with that, except it won't apply to everyone. For example, the Harvard guy who decided he wan...

    There are lots of books out there which promise you your dream life, job and love if you follow the authors simple rules and it can all seem like a bit of a pipe dream. Mike Lewis has tapped into something a little bit different with When To Jump. Using his own experience of taking the...

    I actually finished a non-fiction! But this did not feel much like any other self-help books I read. I felt like I was reading the chicken soup books. It was a pretty easy read with bite size chapters. I love the fact that the book were inserted with stories of people who jumped, be it...

    If you're in the right frame of mind for this book, at that junction in your life -- this could be a great book for you. For me, where I'm at, a solid "it was ok" 2 stars, borderline 3. However...a lot of people's stories -- perhaps too many, and that's where we lost a star. Closer ...

    Many self-help books show, bolster, and help you plan your life change. This book has a unique angle at providing evidence of people who have made the big jump. The the stories are great - from living the perfect career to not having a career at all and then jumping to something the su...

    I heard Mike Lewis speak a few months ago and was interested enough in what he had to say to put the book on reserve. While his story is certainly laudable - and I appreciate those that he collected it wasn't quite what I needed. There are certainly a lot of good messages and suggestio...

    Lots of stories of people making jumps. The author's own story is a very small portion of the book. I didn't find the notes or steps that meaningful or useful to me. I think mostly this book will help inspire anyone that already knows what they want to jump to. Most of the storie...

    This book didn't blow me away, but it was a good read. I'm definitely the target audience for it, which is why I had to buy it when I saw it on the shelf in Barnes & Noble and read the first few pages. My only qualm with it is that I wish the stories would've gone more into depth a...

    Summary: This book is inspiring because it documents the stories and experiences of numerous people who took jumps towards entrepreneurial endeavours rather than saying in safe, secure jobs. Where it is lacking, is in actionable advice or a clear framework to help people on their way....

    Love the stories. I am at a crossroads myself, trying to decide on whether i can pursue and persevere in my current job or to do something else. To quit has always been at the back of my mind but i can never made the decision. always felt that i have no reason to jump. perhaps i didnt ...

    I adore this book. Lewis breaks the book into four sections and finds real people to write their Jump story. The book can be read in small or large batches. I started reading 2-3 Jump stories a day and then started to read a whole section. Started getting me thinking more about my own ...

    If you ever want inspiration to make a career shift into something that you love OR passionate about, this is the book for you! If you started your current work life based on the erroneous expectations of yourself or of others, but feel trapped, numerous folks from different walks o...

    A fantastically helpful book to read if you are indeed considering taking the plunge and quite reasonably have questions over whether you are doing the right thing. Filled with interesting stories of experiences that went well and not so well that help you to realise what feels like th...

    I really liked this book and I?m sad it?s over. I don?t know what my jump is yet, but it was really inspiring. Listening to it was especially great because each person read their own story, which just made it all that much more impactful. I?d love a sequel with more peoples? ...

    Stories of the author and various other people who left their secure jobs for a less certain job which they felt passionate about. It can be motivating to hear about other people's "jump", which the book delivers; but it doesn't offer much direct practical/how-to advise on doing it....

    Overall I appreciated the construct of the jump curve and the stories were nice. At times, I lost sight of the message because the stories were so many for each. I know this was Mike's first book and I appreciate how much it took him to get to a place of being able to share his story. ...