Firstly this is quite a dry book, I suspect the author needs a partner, instead he opts to write a journal about his deliberate practice relating to mind stretching exercises. This book is mainly about career planning in which he argues:
1. Don’t get a job that follows your passion, as these don’t exist
2. Build career capital, this means highly specialised sellable skills that are desired by employers
3. Get a job in which you have control over what you do and when you do it.
Caution with the following traps a) if you don’t have career capital you will not get a job in which you have the desired control b) when you get career capital you become valuable to your employer, therefore they will not want you to have control over what you do and when you do it. At the end of this book he outlines he has become a University Professor!