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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 Econ ...more
Hardcover, 256 pages
Published July 9th 2013 by St. Martin's Press
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Pete Den Uyl
Sep 30, 2014 Pete Den Uyl rated it really liked it
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For many baby boomers, 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. Then retirement.

In Rise of the Naked Economy, Ryan Coonerty and Jeremy Neuner explain that this formula is a thing of the past. People can wake up
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Darren
Sep 30, 2013 Darren rated it it was amazing
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
Anthony Tenaglier
Great vision of the possible future and underlying message of why it needs to be so. Times are changing... the millennials are putting pressure on the new system.
Jeremy
Oct 20, 2013 Jeremy rated it it was amazing
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
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Nancy
Mar 10, 2014 Nancy rated it did not like it
Interesting ideas but felt recycled--basically, we're all on our own now in the emerging economy.
Amy
May 01, 2016 Amy rated it it was amazing
The authors dug deep into all aspects of the changing workplace - from the emerging freelance economy, to the coworking trend, to shocking statistics about low engagement in work. I love the authors' voice and playful spirit and they make the future of work both exciting and FUN!. As an amateur work futurist, I totally geeked out on this book. Wish there was a Part 2. Thank you!
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