The Sabbatical Handbook
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The Sabbatical Handbook

Reconnecting with yourself to build an outstanding career

About the Book

Modern work life is very different from anything that came before it. Until the current generation, stability was a feature of an occupation. From the farmers and smiths of old to the 'company men' of a few years ago, staying on the straight and narrow was a great option to build a good life.

Alas, that option no longer exists. The average lifespan of companies is getting shorter and shorter. High opportunities come with high risks. Technological obsolescence can wipe out whole industries in the span of a few years.

No, this new environment needs a completely different approach to crafting a life and a career.

About the Author


Siddharth, or svs as he is known, has had an eclectic career. He has been torn between his first love --- computers --- and whatever exam he could pass --- basically finance --- and through a series of unfortunate accidents started his career in probably the worst place for a man of his temperament --- the trading floor of a major European bank in London. There he spent five years enabling the perpetration of one financial crime after the other while laying the foundations of the 2008 financial crisis and also burning out, comprehensively and spectacularly.

And this is how svs came upon the redemptive and healing power of time off. And how he learned to stop worrying and love the time off.

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