Free Agent Nation: The Future of Working for Yourself (Paperback)

The Future of Working for Yourself

By Daniel H. Pink

Warner Books (NY), 9780446678797, 400pp.

Publication Date: May 1, 2002

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Description

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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