Free Agent Nation: The Future of Working for Yourself
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.
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