The Finch Effect: The Five Strategies to Adapt and Thrive in Your Working Life

The Finch Effect: The Five Strategies to Adapt and Thrive in Your Working Life

by Nacie Carson
     
 

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Evolve your work strategy and thrive in today's high-pressure economy

As Darwin famously observed, the beaks of each generation of Galapagos Island finches change to accommodate shifting food resources, allowing the birds to survive by adapting their capabilities to the new environment. Today's business people should take note: In the post-crisis economy

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Evolve your work strategy and thrive in today's high-pressure economy

As Darwin famously observed, the beaks of each generation of Galapagos Island finches change to accommodate shifting food resources, allowing the birds to survive by adapting their capabilities to the new environment. Today's business people should take note: In the post-crisis economy, traditional career strategies spell professional extinction, but the fluid new "gig economy" offers tremendous potential for anyone willing to adapt. Based on her popular blog and drawing on her leadership development experience, Nacie Carson explains what it takes to make it in today's world of work.

  • Outlines and explains five steps for ensuring professional success: adopt a gig mindset; identify your value; cultivate your skills; nurture your social network; and harness your entrepreneurial energy
  • Builds on Carson's experience as a popular blogger on Portfolio.com and author of the popular website The Life Uncommon (thelifeuncommon.net)
  • Features a Foreword from Craigslist founder Craig Newmark

The Finch Effect offers the information professionals need to earn big, achieve their potential, and remain at the top of the work food chain.

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Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
“Every chapter of this book is worth it, but the lastchapter sets the whole thing ablaze. Read this.”
—Chris Brogan, president, Human Business Works; andbestselling author, Trust Agents and Social Media101

“In this chaotic day and age, merely ‘adapting tochange’ is woefully inadequate. In this powerful book, Carsongives us the keys to thriving and succeeding in this and alleconomies—and that beats adaptation any day.”
—Steve Farber, author, The Radical LeapRe-Energized

“If you fail to prepare, you prepare to fail. NacieCarson’s The Finch Effect provides solid ideas andstrategies on how to adapt your career in a new professionalparadigm through both preparation and action.”
—Carol Roth, business strategist; New York Timesbestselling author, The Entrepreneur Equation

“Unless you’ve been living in a cave with no accessto the internet, you no doubt have witnessed our world being turnedon its head. The business environment no longer favors peoplelooking for security, loyalty, and certainly not a pension. TheFinch Effect sheds light on what traits allow people to thrivein today’s economic environment, how to adapt these traits,and how to evolve faster to prepare for the next bigshift!”
—John Haydon, founder, Inbound Zombie; author, FacebookMarketing for Dummies

“Nacie Carson brings a fresh mindset and solid experienceto show us how to win again in times of vocational Darwinism andthe ‘gig economy.’ Her ability to distill ideas andsupport them with situations and stories we all recognize makesThe Finch Effect a crucial tool for taking back control ofour businesses, our careers, and our lives.”
—Liz Strauss, social business strategist; author,Successful-Blog

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781118238653
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
04/10/2012
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
240
File size:
1 MB

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