Never Get a "Real" Job

Never Get a

Never Get a "Real" Job

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

By Scott Gerber

John Wiley & Sons, Hardcover, 9780470643860, 250pp.

Publication Date: December 7, 2010

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.

About the Author
Scott Douglas Gerber, Ph.D., J.D., is author of "To Secure These Rights: The Declaration of Independence and Constitutional Interpretation" and editor of "Seriatim: The Supreme Court before John Marshall", both available from New York University Press. He teaches at Ohio Northern University College of Law.