Escape From Cubicle Nation

From Corporate Prisoner to Thriving Entrepreneur

Author: Pamela Slim

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781101052532

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 384

View: 3196

Pamela Slim, a former corporate training manager, left her office job twelve years ago to go solo and has enjoyed every bit of it. In her groundbreaking book, based on her popular blog Escape from Cubicle Nation, Slim explores both the emotional issues of leaving the corporate world and the nuts and bolts of launching a business. Drawing on her own career, as well as stories from her coaching clients and blog readers, Slim will help readers weigh their options, and make a successful escape if they decide to go for it.

Escape from Cubicle Nation

From Corporate Prisoner to Thriving Entrepreneur

Author: Pamela Slim

Publisher: Berkley Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780425232842

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 367

View: 475

Inspired by reader submissions to her blog Escape from Cubicle Nation, Slim provides everything one needs to consider before making the decision to become self-employed, from the nuts and bolts of starting a business to a full discussion of the emotional issues involved.

Escape from Cubicle Nation

From Corporate Prisoner to Thriving Entrepreneur

Author: Pamela Slim

Publisher: Marshall Cavendish

ISBN: 9781591842576

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 340

View: 4775

Inspired by reader submissions to her blog Escape from Cubicle Nation, Slim provides everything one needs to consider before making the decision to become self-employed, from the nuts and bolts of starting a business to a full discussion of the emotional issues involved.

Body of Work

Finding the Thread that Ties Your Story Together

Author: Pamela Slim

Publisher: Portfolio

ISBN: 1591846196

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 240

View: 3241

A popular blogger, career coach and author of Escape from Cubicle Nation explains how to promote and rebrand your skills by making connections between your various, current job positions, which likely include company jobs combined with part-time, freelance and volunteer work. Original.

Career Renegade

How to Make a Great Living Doing what You Love

Author: Jonathan Fields

Publisher: Crown Business

ISBN: 0767927419

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 272

View: 3962

A one-time attorney turned successful entrepreneur explains how to transform one's individual passion into a rewarding career that is personally satisfying as well as lucrative, with helpful advice, hundreds of resources, innovative strategies, case studies, and practical tools to help readers along the way. Original. 20,000 first printing.

Escape from Corporate America

A Practical Guide to Creating the Career of Your Dreams

Author: Pamela Skillings

Publisher: Ballantine Books

ISBN: 0345499743

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 224

View: 5372

Discusses identifying and developing an ideal career path by following creative dreams, setting personal goals, and exploring nontraditional methods of corporate employment.

Escape from Corporate Hell

Unlock Your Potential and Love Your Work

Author: Pamela Slim

Publisher: Crimson (DNA)

ISBN: 9781854585486

Category: Career changes

Page: 344

View: 3629

What do you really want? A 4-hour work week? More time with your family? To escape the rat race? To fire your boss? More money? To stop following pointless corporate strategy? If you answered yes to any of these, this book can help you achieve your dreams to escape the 9-5. Life coach, Pamela Slim, shows you how to make the transition from bored corporate worker to a more fulfilled life in one handy volume. Inspired by a hugely popular blog called Escape From Cubicle Nation ( http://www.escapefromcubiclenation.com/ ) Pamela explains how she left her corporate job and set up on her own, and has never been happier. By tackling her fears she took the first step and now runs her own business. In this book she shows you the secrets of leaving your corporate job and living life on your own terms, providing both emotional encouragement and practical advice. Find out how to get a business off the ground, legal considerations, using social networking sites, the components of a winning business model, creative brainstorming, financial advice, shopping for insurance and benefits, and inspiring and amusing anecdotes of real-life entrepreneurship. Based on her own experience and the many people she's coached, she proves you don't need to stay in a job you hate. With her motivation you can learn how to unlock the secret of what makes you happy and build a better 9 to 5.

Never Get a "Real" Job

How to Dump Your Boss, Build a Business and Not Go Broke

Author: Scott Gerber

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780470925492

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 256

View: 3042

Young serial entrepreneur Scott Gerber is not the product of a wealthy family or storied entrepreneurial heritage. Nor is he the outcome of a traditional business school education or a corporate executive turned entrepreneur. Rather, he is a hard-working, self-taught 26-year-old hustler, rainmaker, and bootstrapper who has survived and thrived despite never having held the proverbial "real” job. In Never Get a "Real" Job: How to Dump Your Boss, Build a Business, and Not Go Broke, Gerber challenges the social conventions behind the "real" job and empowers young people to take control of their lives and dump their nine-to-fives—or their quest to attain them. Drawing upon case studies, experiences, and observations, Scott dissects failures, shares hard-learned lessons, and presents practical, affordable, and systematic action steps to building, managing, and marketing a successful business on a shoestring budget. The proven, no-b.s. methodology presented in Never Get a "Real" Job teaches unemployed and underemployed Gen-Yers, aspiring small business owners, students, and recent college graduates how to quit 9-to-5s, become their own bosses, and achieve financial independence.

Get Big Things Done

The Power of Connectional Intelligence

Author: Erica Dhawan,Saj-nicole Joni

Publisher: St. Martin's Press

ISBN: 1466879173

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 256

View: 4467

Connectional Intelligence unlocks the 21st-century secret to getting "big things done," regardless of who you are, where you live, or what you do. We typically associate success and leadership with smarts, passion and luck. But in today's hypercompetitive world, even those gifts aren't enough. Get Big Things Done argues that the game changer is a thoroughly modern skill called Connectional Intelligence. Virtually anyone can maximize his or her potential, and achieve breakthrough performance, by developing this crucial ability. So, what is it? Put simply, Connectional Intelligence is the ability to combine knowledge, ambition and human capital, forging connections on a global scale that create unprecedented value and meaning. As radical a concept as Emotional Intelligence was in the 90s, Connectional Intelligence is changing everything from business and sports to academics, health and politics by quickly, efficiently and creatively helping people enlist supporters, drive innovation, develop strategies and implement solutions to big problems. Can a small-town pumpkin grower affect the global food crisis? A Fortune 500 executive change her company's outdated culture through video storytelling? A hip-hop artist launch an international happiness movement? Or a scientist use virtual reality games to lower pain for burn victims? The answer, you'll read, is a resounding yes. Each of these individuals is using Connectional Intelligence to become a power player to get big things done. Erica Dhawan and Saj-nicole Joni's Get Big Things Done unlocks the secrets of how the world's movers and shakers use Connectional Intelligence to achieve their personal and professional goals--no matter how ambitious.

The Org

The Underlying Logic of the Office

Author: Ray Fisman,Tim Sullivan

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 1400866065

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 328

View: 3886

We create organizations because we need to get a job done—something we couldn't do alone—and join them because we’re inspired by their missions (and our paycheck). But once we’re inside, these organizations rarely feel inspirational. So where did it all go wrong? In The Org, Ray Fisman and Tim Sullivan explain the tradeoffs that every organization faces, arguing that this everyday dysfunction is actually inherent to the very nature of orgs. The Org diagnoses the root causes of that malfunction, beginning with the economic logic of why organizations exist in the first place, then working its way up through the org’s structure from the lowly cubicle to the CEO’s office. You'll learn: The purpose of meetings and why they will never go away Why even members of al Qaeda are required to submit travel and expense reports What managers are good for How the army and other orgs balance marching in lockstep with fostering innovation Why the hospital administration—not the heart surgeon—is more likely to save your life Why CEOs often spend more than 80 percent of their time in meetings—and why that's exactly where they should be (and why they get paid so much)

Dialogue

The Art Of Thinking Together

Author: William Isaacs

Publisher: Crown Business

ISBN: 9780307483782

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 448

View: 8592

Dialogue provides practical guidelines for one of the essential elements of true partnership--learning how to talk together in honest and effective ways. Reveals how problems between managers and employees, and between companies or divisions within a larger corporation, stem from an inability to conduct a successful dialogue.

Juggle!

Rethink work, reclaim your life

Author: Ian Sanders

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1907293809

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 216

View: 9060

Juggle! Rethink Work, Reclaim your Life shows people how to carve out a work life that goes beyond a job title; where The Work You is The Real You/ The Best You; where you can mix up your passions and celebrate your multi-dimensional talents. Where there are no limits to what you do, and where you mix up work and play to get the most out of life. The book reveals the insight of leading Jugglers with contributions from Kevin Roberts, CEO Worldwide of Saatchi & Saatchi; Mike Southon, Financial Times columnist and best-selling business author; Gary Vaynerchuk, Wine entrepreneur and Internet celebrity; Roxanne Darling, Hawaii-based coach, speaker, new media advisor and video blogger. Juggle! is for anyone searching for fresh ideas and solutions to re-frame their worklife. "Jugglers Rule! And here’s your blueprint to living and loving the Juggle Life." —Kevin Roberts, CEO Worldwide, Saatchi & Saatchi www.planetjuggle.com

Street Smarts

An All-Purpose Tool Kit for Entrepreneurs

Author: Norm Brodsky,Bo Burlingham

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101195762

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 288

View: 9074

"One is tempted to say 'the only book you'll need on starting a business.' Brilliant! Genius! Choose your superlative-it'll fit."-Tom Peters People starting out in business tend to seek step-by-step formulas or rules, but in reality there are no magic bullets. Rather, says veteran company-builder Norm Brodsky, there's a mentality that helps street- smart entrepreneurs solve problems and pursue opportunities as they arise. Brodsky shares his hard-earned wisdom every month in Inc. magazine, in the hugely popular "Street Smarts" column he cowrites with Bo Burlingham. Now they've adapted their best advice into a comprehensive guide for anyone running a small business.

You Majored in What?

Mapping Your Path from Chaos to Career

Author: Katharine Brooks

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0452296005

Category: Education

Page: 322

View: 5621

Provides information on job hunting and having a successful career using the Wise Wandering system.

How to Get Rich

One of the World's Greatest Entrepreneurs Shares His Secrets

Author: Felix Dennis

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781440632464

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 320

View: 5574

Felix Dennis is an expert at proving people wrong. Starting as a college dropout with no family money, he created a publishing empire, founded Maxim magazine, made himself one of the richest people in the UK, and had a blast in the process. How to Get Rich is different from any other book on the subject because Dennis isn't selling snake oil, investment tips, or motivational claptrap. He merely wants to help people embrace entrepreneurship, and to share lessons he learned the hard way. He reveals, for example, why a regular paycheck is like crack cocaine; why great ideas are vastly overrated; and why "ownership isn't the important thing, it's the only thing."

Job Escape Plan

The 7 Steps to Build a Home Business, Quit Your Job & Enjoy the Freedom

Author: Jyotsna Ramachandran

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781511857529

Category: Businesswomen

Page: 156

View: 8251

You can escape your boring 9 to 5 job in 6 months or less! How many times have you felt like quitting your monotonous day job? Have you ever felt that you should be following your heart and doing something better? Are you yearning for the freedom to do what you want, when you want and from wherever you want? Then, why are you still working for somebody else? The answer is simple. You are scared of the consequences of quitting your job. You are worried about your financial security. You are not sure if your business idea would work. Most entrepreneurs would advise you to just leave your job and start your dream venture. Wish life was that simple! But this book would advise you to reverse the equation. Why quit your job and then start your business? Instead, this book suggests you to first start your home-based business, generate a steady passive income from it and then comfortably quit your job. Doesn't that sound more doable? Job Escape Plan is your ultimate 7 Step guide to quit the rat race! In this book you'll learn how to: Design your dream lifestyle Develop the entrepreneurial mindset Choose the perfect niche for your home-based business Prepare yourself for the transformation from an employee to an entrepreneur Select the perfect online platform to launch your business Grow the business & quit your job within 6 months Includes the interviews and success strategies of top online business owners like Andy Dew, Alex Genadinik, John Lee Dumas, Nick Loper, Rob Cubbon, Steve Scott and Stefan Pylarinos!

The Personal MBA

Master the Art of Business

Author: Josh Kaufman

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781101446089

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 464

View: 771

Master the fundamentals, hone your business instincts, and save a fortune in tuition. The consensus is clear: MBA programs are a waste of time and money. Even the elite schools offer outdated assembly-line educations about profit-and-loss statements and PowerPoint presentations. After two years poring over sanitized case studies, students are shuffled off into middle management to find out how business really works. Josh Kaufman has made a business out of distilling the core principles of business and delivering them quickly and concisely to people at all stages of their careers. His blog has introduced hundreds of thousands of readers to the best business books and most powerful business concepts of all time. In The Personal MBA, he shares the essentials of sales, marketing, negotiation, strategy, and much more. True leaders aren't made by business schools-they make themselves, seeking out the knowledge, skills, and experiences they need to succeed. Read this book and in one week you will learn the principles it takes most people a lifetime to master.

Captivate

The Science of Succeeding with People

Author: Vanessa Van Edwards

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0399564489

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 320

View: 9246

"Wish you knew exactly what to say in awkward social situations? Do you want a formula for charisma? Do you want to know exactly what to say to your boss, your date, or your mother-in-law? You need to know how people work. As a human behavior investigator, VanessaVanEdwardsstudies the hidden forces that drive our behavior patterns in her lab--and she's cracked the code. InCaptivateshe shares a wealth ofvaluable shortcuts, systems and behavior hacks for taking charge of their interactions at work, at home, and in any social situation.These aren't the people skills you learned in school. This is the first comprehensive, science backed, real life manual on human behavior and a completely new approach to building connections. Just like knowing the right formulas to use in chemistry, or the right programming language to write code, the hacks in this book are simple ways to solve for people. For example: -The Social Game Plan: Every party, networking event and social situation has a predictable map - discover how to work a room and the sweet spot for making the most connections. -The 7 Microexpressions: Learn how to speed-read the 7 universal facial expressions and how they can be used to predict people's emotions. -Conversation Sparks: All conversations can be hacked--if you know how certain words generate dopamine in the people you meet. When you understand the laws of human behavior you can get along with anyone, and your influence, impact, and income will increase as a result. What's more, you will improveyour interpersonal intelligence, make a killer first impression, and build rapport quickly and authentically in any situation--negotiations, interviews, parties, and pitches. You will never interact in the same way again"--

The Frackers

The Outrageous Inside Story of the New Billionaire Wildcatters

Author: Gregory Zuckerman

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1591847095

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 412

View: 2084

The riveting, untold story of the men who are transforming global energy. In five years, the United States has seen a historic burst of oil and natural gas production, easing our insatiable hunger for energy. A new drilling process called fracking has made us the world's fastest growing energy power, on track to pass Saudi Arabia by 2020. But despite headlines and controversy, no previous book has shown how the revolution really happened. The Frackers tells the dramatic tale of how a group of ambitious and headstrong wildcatters ignored the ridicule of experts and derision of colleagues to pursue massive, long-overlooked deposits. Against all odds, they changed the world-and made astonishing fortunes in the process. Zuckerman's exclusive access enabled him to get close to men like George Mitchell, who developed a new way to drill for gas in shale rock; Harold Hamm, who discovered so much oil he's now worth more than the estate of Steve Jobs; and Aubrey McClendon, who lost more than $2 billion on a misguided gambit. Zuckerman shows how the frackers are now using their wealth to shake up Hollywood, education, politics, sports, and other fields, much like the Rockefellers and Gettys before them. He also explores the debate over the environmental risks of fracking, and whether those risks are worth it for the United States to achieve energy independence and for the rest of the world to follow.