Dick is credited with founding the modern career counseling field, and is its most widely read and influential leader.
TIME chose What Color Is Your Parachute? as one of the 100 All-TIME best and most influential non-fiction books published since 1923.
He was given the National Samaritan Award (previous honorees included Karl Menninger, Betty Ford, and Peter Drucker).
LinkedIn chose him as one of LinkedIn's 500 "Influencers" or "thought leaders."
The U.S. Dept. of Labor chose What Color Is Your Parachute as one of The Books That Have Shaped the World of Work, since 1758.
The Library of Congress' Center for the Book chose What Color Is Your Parachute as one of 25 books that have shaped people's lives (down through history).