The Rise of the Naked Economy: How to Benefit from the Changing Workplace
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The Rise of the Naked Economy: How to Benefit from the Changing Workplace

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What happens when work is no longer a place but a state of mind:when the trappings that have defined the economy as we knew it are stripped away and we start from the bare essence of what it means to make a living?From corner coffee shops to Fortune 500 companies, workers from all different backgrounds are creating a new reality and prosperity.The Rise of the Naked Economy...more
Hardcover, 256 pages
Published July 9th 2013 by Palgrave Macmillan Trade
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Pete Den Uyl
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When I told my parents that I was a freelance writer, they looked it me like I was crazy. "That's not a real job," they echoed. For many baby boomers like my parents, the term "freelance" might as well translate to "unemployed". The conventional progression of work was to wake up, put in your 9 to 5 at the office, come home, sleep, and repeat. You could make a comfortable living with one company for 15 years, racking up benefits and promotions along the way. The...more
Darren
I must start with the fact that the two authors have a much firmer grasp of what is going on with the 'disappearing workforce' that congress thinks is out of work. The work place is changing, for good or bad, and having a flexible workspace, teams, and being able to understand the 'entrepreneur', is a good think to acknowledge, and is something that little infrastructure for health insurance is not designed for. Many of the challenges and many of the benefits are discussed to ready us of a point...more
Jeremy
Surprisingly, as I read the book, I realized how many people I know that operate in the Naked Economy without a permanent work space. I had not given it much thought until a recent blogpost by a colleague. I recognized that many of my peers work or travel and have not permanent office (e.g road warriors) but had wrapped my head around the meaning of this nature of work in our economy.

I would highly recommend it to many of my friends and colleagues who work independently or even for a company bu...more
Nancy
Interesting ideas but felt recycled--basically, we're all on our own now in the emerging economy.
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