Daniel Pink is a former speechwriter for Al Gore and the author of several influential examinations of the contemporary workplace and the place of workers in a post information age economy, including Free Agent Nation (2002) and A Whole New Mind (2006). In April of 2008 Penguin Books will publish Pink's latest work, The Adventure of Johnny Bunko: The Last Career Guide You Will Ever Need ($15), the first American business manga.
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Inspired by the Japanese model Pink has created the first American manga title for a business audience. The 160-page volume illustrated by Rob Ten Pas (a winner of the Tokyopop Rising Stars of Manga competition) traces the career arc of Johnny Bunko, an employee at a big corporation and by following his adventures in corporate life readers can learn what Pink calls 'the six essential rules to a satisfying and productive career.'