Jobshift: How to Prosper in a Workplace Without Jobs
By William Bridges
An expert on corporate transition writes about the shift away from the era of the "job" (which began at the time of the Industrial Revolution) to a "de-jobbed" future brought about by the demands and goals of an information-based economy. This shift, he says, is the real force behind downsizing. It's not bad news, either, an assertion Bridges supports in a discussion of the psychological implications of work in the emerging economy. Fortune magazine calls this "a watershed book." Buy it
The Perfect Business: How to Make a Million from Home with No Payroll, No Employee Headaches, No Debts and No Sleepless Nights!
By Michael LeBoeuf
In The Perfect Business, LeBoeuf, author of Working Smart, stays away from the details of operating a business, focusing instead on the business mentality. This, he says, is the most important factor in financial success. If you can do it legally, adopt other people's ideas. Never reinvent the wheel. The idea for the roll-on deodorant applicator, he argues, came from the ballpoint pen. Buy it
The Way of the Guerrilla: Achieving Success and Balance as an Entrepreneur in the 21st Century.
By Jay Conrad Levinson
Levinson says the major goal of entrepreneurs in the coming century will be a life more balanced between work and leisure. This means working fewer hours -- a three-day week, eventually -- but with greater commitment and concentration. Levinson also predicts that customer service will become all-important, and the key to success will be anticipating the customer's every need: a clean bathroom, he notes, is the most important factor in a woman's choice of where she buys gasoline. Buy it
Work with Passion: How to Do What You Love for a Living
By Nancy Anderson
Revised and updated, this book offers a complete course in career counseling. Anderson lays out an easy-to-follow ten-point program that shows how people can work at what interests them and make a living at it. Buy it
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