Anthony Bourdain’s Advice To College Students Who Wants His CareerBy Jane Reed, UniversityHerald Reporter
Anthony Bourdain tells his audience in Boston that he has the best job in the world. And he intends to continue his line of work until he can no longer do it. Does he mean physically or mentally? Who knows. But one thing is for sure. Bourdain is out telling the whole United States about 'The Hunger.'
'The Hunger' is Anthony Bourdain's 15-city tour. And his love for food makes everyone hungry. In total, he has a show on CNN called 'Parts Unknown' and an Emmy award winning show called 'No Reservations.' There are also other food and cooking shows that he is a part of. He is a notable chef, a best selling author and a publisher, too. He recently published his memoir titled 'Kitchen Confidential.'
And he does not show any signs of stopping. But do you want to have his job? What does it take to get a job like Anthony Bourdain's? And that is one question he gets all the time, according to Bravo TV.
So how does indeed one get his job? He says "F*** up. Drop out of college. Don't concentrate. Do a lot of cocaine and heroin." Is he for real? He may be joking. But during an interview, he talks about his life choices. He explains that his decisions in life paid off.
"You learn a lot of skills that are useful when dealing with Hollywood or the business world. In a world full of bullsh**, when you need something as badly as drugs, your bullsh** detector gets pretty acute," says the renowned food personality.
He then explains about his previous jobs. He had a job at a restaurant back in the day. If you were late, you are sent home. The second time you get late, you get terminated from your job. And that is his life philosophy. "I make all my major decisions on other people based on that," he says. And another career advice he offers up - learn when to say No. Bourdain thinks that "This might be good and profitable today or tomorrow, but will this thing be good for me in a year or in two years when everybody thinks I'm an a**hole for having done it?"