7 killer career tips from the world's smartest designers

How They Got There started out as the book I wanted to read when I was in my 20s, fresh out of school, looking for my first big break. It charts the career trajectories of 14 fantastic designers who got a few big breaks of their own and, through talent, hard work, guile and guts, turned those opportunities into big successes.

Along the way, I realised how universal their stories and lessons are, not just to those new to their careers, but also to those of us who are looking to reinvent ourselves – which should really be all of us, all of the time. Here are a few of my favourite excerpts.

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