Rebooting Work: Transform How You Work in the Age of Entrepreneurship

By Maynard Webb, Carlye Adler
From Silicon Valley leader Maynard Webb, how we can leverage technology to change how we work

Maynard Webb has always been the go-to guy when Silicon Valley companies have thorny problems. Whether revamping eBay's crashing servers (transforming their technology weaknesses into a competitive strength) or investing in emerging technology start-ups, Webb brings strategic and operational savvy to every issue and venture. In his first book, Webb brings this same focus to tackle outdated models of work, created a century ago, which no longer sync up with either individual or employers' needs.

Through a unique framework, Webb identifies 4 different mindsets around work (the company man, CEO of your own destiny, disenchanted employee, and the aspiring entrepreneur). It organizes those who are self-motivated versus those who are waiting to be discovered and aims to give readers the tools to become more self-actualized, happier, and ultimately more fulfilled in their careers. In identifying a paradigm shift that is already under way, Webb demonstrates clearly how to harness technology to embrace our own personal happiness, allowing people to become more productive at work and also spend more time with their families. Contains a framework that demonstrates how we can leverage technology to create better job opportunities and foster more balanced lives Written by Maynard Webb, chairman of LiveOps, former COO of e-Bay, founder of Webb Investment Network (WIN), and board member of Yahoo! and Includes personalized worksheets and empowering action-oriented advice

"Rebooting Work" reveals how anyone can take control of his or her own future, finding greater fulfillment, productivity, and happiness.


"You can't have everything you want, but you can have the things that really matter to you. "Rebooting Work" shows you how to make the right changes to get the most out of work--and life."--Marissa Mayer, CEO, Yahoo!

"Maynard Webb is one of those rare individuals who sees tremendous possibility where others see problems. In "Rebooting Work, " he applies to individuals the same intuition and expertise that helped leading companies embrace technology and prosper. This is a terrific guide for anyone who wants not just a fulfilling career, but also a fulfilling life.""--"Howard Schultz, chairman, president, and CEO, Starbucks Coffee Company

"The world is changing faster than ever. The social, mobile, and cloud technologies that are being rapidly adopted provide amazing new opportunities to engage with customers and employees, and fundamentally change the way we need to manage our companies. "Rebooting Work" outlines how tomorrow's successful companies must completely rethink how they work to engage and motivate people.""--"Marc Benioff, chairman and CEO,; author, "Behind the Cloud"

""Rebooting Work" covers a fascinating topic--the future of work--and nobody is betterqualified to write about it than legendary Silicon Valley company builder Maynard Webb.""--"Marc Andreessen, co-founder and general partner, Andreessen Horowitz; co-founder, Netscape Communications

"Maynard is one of the most effective leaders I have ever worked with. He knows how to blend innovation with execution at scale. "Rebooting Work" shares the practical insights and lessons from his experience.""--"John Donahoe, president and CEO, eBay

"In order to succeed you must have the courage to take risks. "Rebooting Work" outlines the reasons to choose change and gives readers a foundation for success.""--"Brad Smith, president and CEO, Intuit

"Maynard Webb's old-school belief in working hard and shooting for the stars, combined with his understanding of cutting-edge technology,


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ISBN: 9781118226155

About the Hardcover

Publisher Jossey-Bass
Publish date 01/28/2013
Pages 224
ISBN-13 9781118226155
ISBN-10 1118226151
Language English

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