The grueling tale of the hardships of a corporate design job and how to survive it.
"So it’s day one, of the rest of your life in a Silicon Valley corporate tech company. You're excited, fresh off the BART. Not a care in the world, and though a little naive, you know you can handle this. Right?
Your small team job, that was different.
Your start up job, nothing like this.
When you were "freelancing," (let's face it, you were out of a job) that was easy, compared to this. This, my friend, is very, very, different.
But before you go down a deep dark pit of despair and get sad, let's understand one thing -- you will survive this. And who knows, with a bit of luck, tips from this book, and focus, you may even conquer it.
So, what is it?," you may be thinking. What is so different? What is so hard? Why the ominous warning of doom? And who am I, anyway, to be telling you how your career will turn out?
How did you end up here? Think about that first. I'd like to think you admire me for my writing skills and follow me on Twitter and just think I'm amazing, so you bought every book I wrote, including this one, and now you're making your way through it, to achieve a full volume of Jonathan Bowman. But that's not true at all, is it? No, in fact, the way you ended up here is probably something more like this: Someone said, "...hold on," before you take that corporate job, read this; right? So, you need this book. It has value. It will help you unlock some of the emotions, puzzles, and answer many questions you will have on your journey through a corporate design job. And, because you need me, I should explain who I am."