9780446678797

Free Agent Nation

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  • ISBN13:

    9780446678797

  • ISBN10:

    0446678791

  • Edition: Reprint
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2002-05-01
  • Publisher: Grand Central Publishing

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Summary

Combining the astute social analysis of Alvin Tofflers The Third Wave and Faith Popcorns The Popcorn Report, this book boldly predicts the death of the conventional job and describes the Brave New World of the self-employed society.Since the dawn of the Industrial Revolution, it has been the organizing principle of society: people are what they do. But at the dawning of the new millennium, Americans are waking up to the fact that commitment to a traditional corporate structure does not guarantee personal validation or financial security. In what is one of the fastest growing movements today, people are rejecting the idea of corporate loyalty to explore more creative ways of making a living. This book addresses this movement and is a must-have for the millions investigating free agency.

Table of Contents

Prologue 1(8)
Part One Welcome to Free Agent Nation
Bye, Bye, Organization Guy
9(18)
How Many Are There? The Numbers and Nuances of Free Agency
27(20)
How Did It Happen? The Four Ingredients of Free Agency
47(12)
Part Two The Free Agent Way
The New Work Ethic
59(26)
The New Employment Contract
85(18)
The New Time Clock
103(20)
Part Three How (and Why) Free Agency Works
Small Groups, Big Impact: Reinventing Togetherness in Free Agent Nation
123(20)
Getting Horizontal: The Free Agent Org Chart and Operating System
143(18)
The Free Agent Infrastructure
161(10)
Matchmakers, Agents, and Coaches
171(12)
Free Agent Families
183(16)
Part Four Free Agent Woes
Roadblocks on Free Agent Avenue: Health Insurance, Taxes, and Zoning
199(14)
Temp Slaves, Permatemps, and the Rise of Self-Organized Labor
213(20)
Part Five The Free Agent Future
E-tirement: Free Agency and the New Old Age
233(10)
School's Out: Free Agency and the Future of Education
243(18)
Location, Location...Vocation: Free Agency and the Future of Offices, Homes, and Real Estate
261(10)
Putting the ``I'' in IPO: The Path Toward Free Agent Finance
271(16)
A Chip Off the Old Voting Bloc: The New Politics of Free Agency
287(14)
What's Left: Free Agency and the Future of Commerce, Careers, and Community
301(12)
Epilogue 313(2)
The Official Free Agent Nation Resource Guide 315(32)
Notes 347(22)
Appendix: Results of the Free Agent Nation Online Census 369(6)
Acknowledgments 375(2)
Index 377

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