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May 18, 2011 1:37 AM ET
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Care2 Book Giveaway! Do You "Work On Purpose"?

I recently attended a launch party for Lara Galinsky's new career advice book Work on Purpose. Each guest was greeted with a nametag and a request to add what we wanted to be when we grew up (ok, so I wrote "architect"). As I milled around the room, I was fascinated to see what others had written: artist, writer, firefighter, ballerina, astronaut and yes, I did notice at least one other aspirational architect.

Galinsky, who had jotted "veterinarian" on her nametag, and is now senior vice president of Echoing Green, the nonprofit that provides seed funding and technical support to emerging social entrepreneurs, wrote the book -- which carries the tag line I want a meaningful career -- not just a job. But how do I get there? -- after she realized there were few resources for young people in search of impact-driven careers.

Work on Purpose is aimed at people in the first decade or so of developing their careers and as Galinsky points out, "for both the folks who are very clear and those who are not so clear at all" about what they want to do.

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