Chris Guillebeau’s passport must be a colourful one. He has travelled across the globe and collected innumerable entrepreneurial and motivational stories from different corners of the world. At the time of the release of his first book, The $100 Startup, in 2012, the motivational speaker and author had only three countries left to visit in his “personal project of going everywhere”. In The Happiness of Pursuit, through case studies of regular people, he tells his readers to simply pursue their passion in life — be it blogging, running marathons, learning to speak a new language, volunteering work, or like Guillabeau himself, travelling around the world. And to do this, he puts forth the need of quest, and even lists the parameters to define quest. For instance, is your quest challenging, does it have a sense of mission, a specific end point and so on? Simply put, the book tells you how to be happy. “Don’t wait till death is around the corner” is the message the author is trying to convey.
(This story was published in BW | Businessworld Issue Dated 23-02-2015)