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Archie & Veronica for Gen-Y

You may have to be a baby-boomer, or a collector of Marvel Comics, to appreciate this one totally. The March 3 issue of Business Week features a story entitled, “Career Advice From a Comic Book.” In Japan, comic books, known as manga, are a big business and are intended for all ages. For business leaders, the “classic” Japanese comics are about serious business issues and financial management–really! And now, this genre is headed to the US, with a series aimed at professionals in their 20s, entitled, “The Adventures of Johnny Bunko: The Last Career Guide You’ll Ever Need.” Trend-setting author Daniel H. Pink produced this fully illustrated book that imparts big-picture career advice for Gen-Y. The book (due out in April), promises to be a thriller, and I can’t wait to read about how supernatural career adviser Diana emerges from Bunko’s chopsticks “late one soulless night at the office.” Gee, I hope Johnny makes it to the waiting car service to whisk him off to his black-tie!

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