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

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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.

Praise For…

"As beautifully written as it is profoundly prophetic... the best book on work since The Organization Man."—Tom Peters, author of In Search of Excellence

"Provocative."—New York Times

"A delight."—Financial Times

"Warning: This book may make you rethink your career."—CNN

Product Details
ISBN: 9780446678797
ISBN-10: 0446678791
Publisher: Business Plus
Publication Date: May 1st, 2002
Pages: 400
Language: English