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MASH-Up!: How to Use Your Multiple Skills to Give You an Edge, Make Money and Be Happier

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Web developers did it to bring together multiple sources onto one internet page. Musicians and DJs followed by sampling songs from different genres to create new music. Now everyone is doing it: at work, on the weekends, in business. It's time for professionals and businesses to cash in on the mash up.
The days of being defined by a single job title are vanishing. The futu
ebook, 246 pages
Published October 15th 2012 by Kogan Page (first published September 3rd 2012)
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This book has a great "go-get-'em" attitude, but it falls a bit thin on real content.
There's a lack of variety in the interviewees, being focused on social media, blogging and entertainment work as well as the frustratingly vague "consulting" title.
Concrete advice and tips are an afterthought at the back of the book which is disappointing. However I have found it to be a good companion book to Refuse to Choose!: Use All of Your Interests, Passions, and Hobbies to Create the Life and Career of
Kathleen Riley-Daniels
I had high hopes for this book, but it fell a little short. Lots of name dropping used to bring their mash-up, plural living thoughts into the pages, but really light on the actual implementation.

The authors attempt to give readers an understanding of what drives them, and how to use that information to create their story and present marketable skills to the world... again, they attempt this, but it falls short. The "interviews" are predictable and when the skills "communicating ideas" and "ins
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Bailey Urban
This book was exactly what I was hoping it was: to the point, full of good advice and inspiring ideas for a gal who has no idea what post-graduation will look like. Mash Up! assured me that I should enjoy the next year of school left -- thankful that I have a plan for at least this year and worry more about my goals than creating a perfect plan (referred to as an "unplan"). I made a list of all the things I've thought about doing with my life and know that I don't have to dismiss all of it as a ...more
Jc Medina
This is great for people who still need convincing that a "project" mindset won't work for them. The book employs good use of interviews of mashers. For people who are already doing it, the book provides the reader with a pretty good entry-level framework on how to go about the management of all these mash-ups.
Excellent description of the way the work world is today. All ages could benefit from this book's ideas especially those considering a job or career change.
Kumanan Murugesan
Really enjoyed reading the book and success stories of people who went plural from singular.
Emily Leathers
seems pretty intuitive to me...
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