An optimistic, humorous, and inspirational vision of the new era of non-traditional employment and how to not only survive, but to thrive in this changing economy.
What happens when work is no longer a place but a state of mind? When the trappings that have defined the economy as we knew it are stripped away and we start from the bare essence of what it means to make a living? From corner coffee shops to Fortune 500 companies, workers from all different backgrounds are creating a new reality and prosperity.The Rise of the Naked Economy shows readers how to achieve both personal and professional success in an economy that does not guarantee lifetime employment.
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The way we work is changing. Where we work is changing too. Technology has brought us mobility and a certain freedom while tethering us to the expectations of round-the-clock availability.
This books analyses the change and predicts where we are heading, citing fascinating case studies of US starts-ups that have taken radical approaches to how they retain their notoriously fickle so-called millennial staff and create a sense of engagement and commitment in successful new model workplaces.
Essential and entertaining reading for anyone interested in the future of employment.
About the Authors
Ryan Coonerty is the co-founder and Chief Strategist for NextSpace. He served two terms as the Mayor of Santa Cruz, California and was selected by the Aspen Institute as `one of the nation`s most promising young leaders.` Ryan teaches constitutional law at the University of California, Santa Cruz and is the author of Etched in Stone: Enduring Words from Our Nation`s Monuments. He lives in Santa Cruz, California.
Jeremy Neuner is the co-founder and CEO of NextSpace, where he and his team are leading the charge in the future of work. Before that, he was a Navy pilot, a management consultant, and a local government official. Jeremy spent time as a fellow at the Aspen Institute`s Business and Society program where he studied the future of work with leaders of Fortune 500 companies. He lives in Santa Cruz, California.
"This provocative and fascinating book is a valuable guide to navigating the changes in the American workforce and economy. Plus, it's fun to read!" --Walter Isaacson, bestselling author of Steve Jobs and CEO of the Aspen Institute"The Rise of the Naked Economy captures the tremendous challenges and opportunities for the Creative Class as they redefine work. This is a must read for anyone trying to figure how individuals, organizations and communities prosper in the new economy." --Richard Florida, Professor, University of Toronto and New York University; Editor At Large Atlantic Cities"The freelance surge is the industrial revolution of our time. Nearly 1 in 3 Americans is working independently. "The Rise of the Naked Economy" offers an important and optimistic look at how this change can make our economy more productive and our lives more balanced. Read this book -- and join the movement!" --Sara Horowitz, founder of Freelancers Union and author of "The Freelancer's Bible""A refreshing take on how to make the global economy work for you, The Rise of the Naked Economy upends what we know about collaboration, co-working, and what makes businesses today thrive. This is a manifesto for anyone who wants to change the way we work." -- David Gelles, The Financial Times and author of Mindful Work"How refreshing to receive clear, useful advice about how to thrive in the economy we actually live in, as opposed to the one we long for in the past. The Rise of the Naked Economy will wake you up, inspire you and get you prepared to live, work and prosper in the 21st Century." --Pamela Slim, author of Escape from Cubicle Nation"The Rise of the Naked Economy gives a fresh new way to think about our work, our cities, and our society." --Tony Hsieh, New York Times bestselling author of Delivering Happiness and CEO of Zappos.com, Inc."The expectations of this workforce combined with the millennial generation will force the workplace to change. This book gives a leader insights into
Number Of Pages: 244
Published: 9th July 2013
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 15.6 x 2.8