Grindhopping: Build a Rewarding Career Without Paying Your Dues
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Grindhopping: Build a Rewarding Career Without Paying Your Dues

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Nose to the grindstone? Skip it! "Grindhopping" is the fastest career path for you-and this is the definitive book on the subject

From the journalist who "broke the story" in a much-talked-about "USA Today" article on the rise of self-employment, "Grindhopping" is packed with real-life stories and how-to advice for how you can bypass the corporate grind. Including dozens of...more
Paperback, 196 pages
Published November 28th 2006 by McGraw-Hill Companies
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I wanted more specific advice, more how-to. Also, it's kind of hard to respect someone's authority on "hopping the grind" who a) worked at USA Today b) left and mainly writes for USA Today and a few other gigs. It seems precarious to be freelance with only a handful of clients. And, of course, the author references her husband's benefits and salary as a one significant reason she's able to successfully freelance - how does that help the individual person other than to say "find a partner to marr...more
I really like this book.

I don't know that the quotes in BIG FONT on each page are the same sentence already on that page. And the font spacing is too dense for me.

I feel like i have been reading this book forever!

but it is PACKED FULL of information that everyone should know about!

Great for inspiration, but there is very little in the way of practical or applicable advice. Yes, there are lots of young people out there taking risks, starting their own businesses and having them take off. But how do you figure out if your idea is worth pursuing? How do you go about managing your finances in the interim? She basically says go for it and fills the book with stories of people who've made it work.
I always like to dream of leaving "the grind", working for myself, etc, but then, I realize what that means in terms of amount of work and risk, and say, nah... But I always like to read about those with more guts than I have.
Jennifer Perkins
My fellow Austin Craft Mafia friends and I are interviewed for this one.
Annie Kate
An interesting look at a 'do it yourself' way of setting up your career. If you want to avoid Dilbert scenes in your working life, check out this book.
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I went to high school with her so I figure I should read this at some point.
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