Free Agent Nation

Free Agent Nation Author Daniel H. Pink
ISBN-10 9780759522312
Release 2001-04-26
Pages 300
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Widely acclaimed for its engaging style and provocative perspective, this book has helped thousands transform their working lives. Now including a 30-page resource guide that explains the basics of working for oneself. It's about fulfillment. A revolution is sweeping America. On its front lines are people fed up with unfulfilling jobs, dysfunctional workplaces, and dead-end careers. Meet today's new economic icon: the free agent-men and women who are working for themselves. And meet your future. It's about freedom. Free agents are the marketing consultant down the street, the home-based "mompreneur," the footloose technology contractor. Already 30 million strong, these 21st-century pioneers are creating lives with more meaning-and often more money. Free Agent Nation is your ticket to this world. It's about time. Now, you can discover: The kind of free agent you can be-"soloist," "temp," or "microbusiness"-and how to launch your new career. How to get the perks you once received from your boss: health insurance, office space, training, workplace togetherness, even water cooler gossip. Why the free agent economy is increasingly a woman's world-and how women are flourishing in it. The transformation of retirement-how older workers are creating successful new businesses (and whole new lives) through the Internet.



Free Agent Nation

Free Agent Nation Author
ISBN-10 OCLC:605416774
Release 2002
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Free Agent Nation has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Free Agent Nation also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Free Agent Nation book for free.



The 7 Dirty Words of the Free Agent Workforce

The 7 Dirty Words of the Free Agent Workforce Author Daniel H. Pink
ISBN-10 9780759522213
Release 2001-04-26
Pages 300
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In the new economy, everyone is a free agent. That can be a headache for managers--or it can be an opportunity. In this short, focused eBook exclusive, Daniel Pink--author of Free Agent Nation--equips business leaders with a simple, provocative, and powerful strategy for winning talent wars. By eliminating seven words from their business vocabulary--by banishing the terms that make talented people's skin crawl and the best employees head for the exits--they can attract and inspire the new economy's superstars. Pink's spirited, and often hilarious, 4,500-word manifesto belongs on the PDA of every manager in America.



Drive

Drive Author Daniel H Pink
ISBN-10 9783711050786
Release 2010-09-13
Pages 284
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Sind wir nicht alle davon überzeugt, dass wir am besten mit äußeren Anreizen wie Geld und Prestige oder durch „Zuckerbrot und Peitsche" zu motivieren sind? „Alles falsch", sagt Daniel H. Pink in seinem provokanten und zukunftsweisenden Buch. Das Geheimnis unseres persönlichen Erfolges ist das zutiefst menschliche Bedürfnis, unser Leben selbst zu bestimmen, zu lernen, Neues zu erschaffen und damit unsere Lebensqualität und unsere Welt zu verbessern. Daniel H. Pink enthüllt die Widersprüche zwischen dem, was die Wissenschaft weiß, und dem, was die Wirtschaft tut – und wie genau dies jeden Aspekt unseres Lebens beeinflusst. Er demonstriert, dass das Prinzip von Bestrafung und Belohnung exakt der falsche Weg ist, um Menschen für die Herausforderungen von Heute zu motivieren, egal ob in Beruf oder Privatleben. In „Drive" untersucht er die drei Elemente der wirklichen Motivation – Selbstbestimmung, Perfektionierung und Sinnerfüllung – und bietet kluge sowie überraschende Techniken an, um diese in die Tat umzusetzen. Daniel H. Pink stellt uns Menschen vor, die diese neuen Ansätze zur Motivation bereits erfolgreich in ihr Leben integriert haben und uns damit entschlossen einen außergewöhnlichen Weg in die Zukunft zeigen.



The Free Agent Marketing Guide

The Free Agent Marketing Guide Author Douglas Florzak
ISBN-10 0967156505
Release 2004-01-01
Pages 188
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Presents a clear road map for starting and maintaining a successful consulting business. Whether you are already a consultant or thinking about becoming one, this guide has everything you need. This book shows you how to: - Create a business plan - Set your rate - Select the legal form of your business - Set up retirement funding - Choose appropriate insurance - Market on the Internet - Understand basic record keeping Also included is a recommended resource list and sample worksheets to help you start and maintain your consulting business. If you are an experienced professional at a crossroads in your career, this book can point you in the right direction.



Gurus Hired Guns and Warm Bodies

Gurus  Hired Guns  and Warm Bodies Author Stephen R. Barley
ISBN-10 9781400841271
Release 2011-10-16
Pages 352
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Over the last several decades, employers have increasingly replaced permanent employees with temporary workers and independent contractors to cut labor costs and enhance flexibility. Although commentators have focused largely on low-wage temporary work, the use of skilled contractors has also grown exponentially, especially in high-technology areas. Yet almost nothing is known about contracting or about the people who do it. This book seeks to break the silence. Gurus, Hired Guns, and Warm Bodies tells the story of how the market for temporary professionals operates from the perspective of the contractors who do the work, the managers who employ them, the permanent employees who work beside them, and the staffing agencies who broker deals. Based on a year of field work in three staffing agencies, life histories with over seventy contractors and studies of workers in some of America's best known firms, the book dismantles the myths of temporary employment and offers instead a grounded description of how contracting works. Engagingly written, it goes beyond rhetoric to examine why contractors leave permanent employment, why managers hire them, and how staffing agencies operate. Barley and Kunda paint a richly layered portrait of contract professionals. Readers learn how contractors find jobs, how agents negotiate, and what it is like to shoulder the risks of managing one's own "employability." The authors illustrate how the reality of flexibility often differs substantially from its promise. Viewing the knowledge economy in terms of organizations and markets is not enough, Barley and Kunda conclude. Rather, occupational communities and networks of skilled experts are what grease the skids of the high-tech, "matrix economy" where firms become way stations in the flow of expertise.



Prisoners of Our Thoughts

Prisoners of Our Thoughts Author Alex Pattakos, Ph.D.
ISBN-10 9781442952317
Release 2008-12-03
Pages 240
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Prisoners of Our Thoughts has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Prisoners of Our Thoughts also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Prisoners of Our Thoughts book for free.



Creating Value with Knowledge

Creating Value with Knowledge Author Eric Lesser
ISBN-10 9780199883110
Release 2003-12-04
Pages 240
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The mid-1990s saw the rise of an important movement: a recognition that organizational knowledge, in its various forms and attributes, could be an important source of competitive advantage in the marketplace. Knowledge management has become one of the core competencies in today's competitive environment, where so much value in companies resides in their people, systems, and processes. Creating Value with Knowledge: Insights from the IBM Institute for Knowledge-based Organization examines a variety of important knowledge-related topics, some of which has been previously published in such journals as the Harvard Business Review, the California Management Review, and the Sloan Management Review, such as the use of informal networks, communities of practice, the impact of knowledge on successful alliances, social capital and trust, narrative and storytelling and the use of human intermediaries in the knowledge management process. It includes contributions from such leading thinkers as Lawrence Prusak, Dorothy Leonard, Eric Lesser, Rob Cross, and David Snowden. This book synthesizes some of the best thinking by the IBM Institute for Knowledge-Based Organizations, a think tank whose research agenda focuses on the management methods for deriving tangible business value from knowledge management and their real-world application.



No Logo 10th Anniversary Edition

No Logo 10th Anniversary Edition Author Naomi Klein
ISBN-10 9780307366313
Release 2010-10-29
Pages 528
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The tenth anniversary edition of the international bestseller with an updated introduction by Naomi Klein. In the last decade No Logo has become an international phenomenon. Equal parts journalistic expose, mall-rat memoir, and political and cultural analysis, it vividly documents the invasive economic practices and damaging social effects of the ruthless corporatism that characterizes many of our powerful institutions. As the world faces another depression, Naomi Klein's analysis of the branded world we all live in proves not only astonishingly prescient but more vital and timely than ever. No Logo became "the movement bible" that put the new grassroots resistance to corporate manipulation into clear perspective. It tells a story of rebellious rage and self-determination in the face of our branded world, calling for a more just, sustainable economic model and a new kind of proactive internationalism. Since her book The Shock Doctrine was published last year, Klein, now thirty-eight, has become the most visible and influential figure on the American left-what Howard Zinn and Noam Chomsky were thirty years ago. From the Trade Paperback edition.



Change Your Space Change Your Culture

Change Your Space  Change Your Culture Author Rex Miller
ISBN-10 9781118937839
Release 2014-08-29
Pages 288
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The fastest, easiest way to shift culture toward engagement and productivity Change Your Space, Change Your Culture is a guide to transforming business by rethinking the workplace. Written by a team of trail-blazing leaders, this book reveals the secrets of companies that discovered the power of culture and space. This insightful guide reveals what companies lose by viewing office space as something to manage or minimize. With practical tips and implementation details, the book helps the reader see that the workspace is, in fact, a crucial driver of productivity and morale. Change Your Space, Change Your Culture was born out of recent studies that expose truly outrageous "Oh, my God" realities: More than 70 percent of the workforce either hates their job or they are just going through the motions. Half of all office space is wasted. Those shattering facts exist because office space is generally regarded as "overhead" or "sunk cost." Most buildings today clearly communicate the low priority placed on people-friendly design. Poor workforce engagement is baked into the culture. This book provides guidance on turning this around, by rethinking and reshaping space to align with the way people work. Specifically, this book moves from the high-altitude view down to the details on how to: Discover the fastest, easiest and most cost-effective way to shift culture Add square footage by using space more effectively Boost employee engagement and vitality by the creative use of space Learn how space can become a powerful productivity tool We all know that design, space, and flow have a powerful effect on the human psyche. Our homes, museums, sports arenas, places of worship, and even airport terminals reveal that. Environment can inspire dread or enthusiasm, distraction or focus, collaboration or isolation. That's why the office must be designed to inspire the desired culture and workflow – if it's not properly designed, no program, training or rules will be effective over time. Change Your Space, Change Your Culture is the practical guide to office space, the foundation of an engaging culture.



The Dream Society How the Coming Shift from Information to Imagination Will Transform Your Business

The Dream Society  How the Coming Shift from Information to Imagination Will Transform Your Business Author Rolf Jensen
ISBN-10 9780071610858
Release 2001-09-20
Pages 256
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"The Dream Society . . . provides dramatic insights into how marketing will operate in the 21st century."Atlanta Business Chronicle A fascinating look into the future of business, as featured in Fast Company The future is uncertainthe world is constantly changing. While anything can happen, some things are far more likely than others. Rolf Jensen, internationally renowned futurist, provides readers with a tangible look at what the future will be like over the next 25 years. By identifying what lies ahead, Jensen gives people the knowledge they need to make informed decisions and strategically align themselves to capitalize on the unknown future, a future Jensen calls "the Dream Society." This dream society is characterized by the commercialization of emotions. In this provocative exploration, Jensen says that it will no longer be enough to produce a useful product. He shows that, for a product to be successful, its primary purpose will be the ability to fulfill an emotional need. Those who understand the workings of this dream society will be the ones who create the new products, new markets, and new businesses that dominate the world of tomorrow.



Working the Past

Working the Past Author Charlotte Linde
ISBN-10 9780199881598
Release 2008-12-01
Pages 264
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Stories told within institutions play a powerful role, helping to define not only the institution itself, but also its individual members. How do institutions use stories? How do those stories both preserve the past and shape the future? To what extent does narrative construct both collective and individual identity? Charlotte Linde's unique and far-reaching study addresses these questions by looking at the interplay of narratives, memory, and identity in a large insurance company. Her detailed ethnography looks at the role of stories within the institution and how they are employed by its members in both private and group settings. Analyzing the re-telling of certain key stories, she shows how the formation of "core" stories and their multiple re-tellings and modifications provide a means of formulating and promoting a cohesive group identity -- which in turn shapes the stories and identities of the individuals within the collective. Linde also looks at silences, and how stories not told also convey their version of the past. Working the Past shows how stories that might otherwise be seen as part of mundane daily life are in fact utterly essential to the formation and maintenance of individual and group identity. Her original research will appeal to those interested in narrative studies, linguistics, anthropology, sociology, and institutional memory.



15 Expert Lessons for Retirement Planning Collection

15 Expert Lessons for Retirement Planning  Collection Author FT Press Delivers
ISBN-10 0132693615
Release 2010-12-07
Pages 152
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Everything you need to know to build a financially secure retirement, starting today! These 15 concise, expert, easy-to-use mini-guides cover every aspect of retirement financial planning! Systematically reduce your retirement risk… save more wisely… protect IRAs and 401(k)s…assess where you stand, and what Social Security will and won’t deliver… decide when to retire… budget and plan for life after retirement… and much more! From world-renowned leaders and experts, including Moshe Milevsky, Trent Hamm, Liz Pulliam Weston, Bonnie Kirchner, Jane White, Frank Armstrong, III, Paul B. Brown, James Walker, and Linda Lewis



Der abstrakte Mensch

Der abstrakte Mensch Author Hans Gerd Prodoehl
ISBN-10 9783658135393
Release 2016-11-11
Pages 250
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Dieses Buch zeigt, was Menschen und Unternehmen tun müssen, um in einer beschleunigten, komplexen, volatilen Welt optimal zu funktionieren. In einem Essay über die Dramen und Paradoxien des Wirtschaftslebens im 21. Jahrhundert entwirft Hans Gerd Prodoehl das Bild des abstrakten Menschen als eines Menschentypus, der mit den persönlichen und wirtschaftlichen Anforderungen des 21. Jahrhunderts am besten zurechtkommt. Dieses Buch handelt von einer dramatischen Epoche der Menschheitsgeschichte, deren Zeugen und Teilnehmer wir alle sind: von der Epoche des 21. Jahrhunderts. Und von dem Drama der Anpassung der Menschen an die Dramen dieser Epoche. Die Orte, an denen sich diese Dramen konzentrieren, sind die Hotspots der globalen Wirtschaft. In den Unternehmen, die sich in das Getriebe der globalen Wettbewerbswirtschaft hineinstürzen müssen, werden diese Dramen tagtäglich aufgeführt. Von dort aus durchdringen sie allmählich alle Bereiche der Wirtschaft und Gesellschaft. Und alle Leben swelten der Menschen. Eine fundierte und hochspannende Lektüre.



A company of one

A company of one Author Carrie M. Lane
ISBN-10 0801461278
Release 2011-02-21
Pages 216
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Being laid off can be a traumatic event. The unemployed worry about how they will pay their bills and find a new job. In the American economy's boom-and-bust business cycle since the 1980s, repeated layoffs have become part of working life. In A Company of One, Carrie M. Lane finds that the new culture of corporate employment, changes to the job search process, and dual-income marriage have reshaped how today's skilled workers view unemployment. Through interviews with seventy-five unemployed and underemployed high-tech white-collar workers in the Dallas area over the course of the 2000s, Lane shows that they have embraced a new definition of employment in which all jobs are temporary and all workers are, or should be, independent "companies of one." Following the experiences of individual jobseekers over time, Lane explores the central role that organized networking events, working spouses, and neoliberal ideology play in forging and reinforcing a new individualist, pro-market response to the increasingly insecure nature of contemporary employment. She also explores how this new perspective is transforming traditional ideas about masculinity and the role of men as breadwinners. Sympathetic to the benefits that this "company of one" ideology can hold for its adherents, Lane also details how it hides the true costs of an insecure workforce and makes collective and political responses to job loss and downward mobility unlikely.



Work

Work Author Steven Vallas
ISBN-10 9780745680705
Release 2013-12-23
Pages 200
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This book provides a critical overview of the myriad literatures on “work,” viewed not only as a product of the marketplace but also as a social and political construct. Drawing on theoretical and empirical contributions from sociology, history, economics, and organizational studies, the book brings together perspectives that too often remain balkanized, using each to explore the nature of work today. Outlining the fundamental principles that unite social science thinking about work, Vallas offers an original discussion of the major theoretical perspectives that inform workplace analysis, including Marxist, interactionist, feminist, and institutionalist schools of thought. Chapters are devoted to the labor process, to workplace flexibility, to gender and racial inequalities at work, and to the link between globalization and the structure of work and authority today. Major topics include the relation between work and identity; the relation between workplace culture and managerial control; and the performance of emotional labor within service occupations. This concise book will be invaluable to students at all levels as it explores a range of insights to make sense of pressing issues that drive the social scientific study of work today.



Fast Company s Greatest Hits

Fast Company s Greatest Hits Author Mark N. Vamos
ISBN-10 UVA:X004897785
Release 2006
Pages 328
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A collection of favorite articles published by the popular business magazine throughout the past ten years includes "The Brand Called You" by Tom Peters, "The Six Myths of Creativity" by Bill Breen, and "In Search of Courage" by John McCain. 25,000 first printing.