The Multi-Hyphen Method: Work less, create more, and design a career that works for you
The Multi-Hyphen Method is an essential new business book for the digital age.
The internet and our phones mean we can work wherever, whenever and allow us to design our own working lives. In The Multi-Hyphen Method Emma Gannon teaches that it doesn't matter if you're a part-time PA with a blog, or a physio who runs an online jewellery store in the evenings - whatever y...more
Some of the key messages:
- Work smarter not harder
- Everyone has a different definition of success
- Everyone has a different definition of work/life balance
- Build transferable skills rather than being specialised (although I partly disagree as there are professions / roles which require specific skills i.e. dev)
Not revolutionary ideas, but important to raise and remind people of. (This is why I have rated it a 1.5 rather than a 1)
But my main issue with the book was the writing; it was ...more
I really liked that there was an entire chapter about money, where in other books, it's hardly mentioned. It was also really gratifying how Gannon pointed out that hobbies are different than monetizable jobs, and that it's totally ok to do something jut for yourself. A lot of these types of book really try to sell you on the go big or go home mentality, and it was both soothing and refreshing how practical Gannon was whe ...more
That said, I think it’s important to make it known that this book is aspirational and I’m not sure how realistic it is for people who come from less privileged backgrounds. I don’t mean to detract from the amazing book that the writer has curated, but the only way I can see moving to a ‘multi-hyphen’ career working is by having a fairly substantial nes ...more
This is a work and career guide with a difference because it celebrates various strengths skills, encourages flexible working and dividing up your working w ...more
The text is shallow, unintelligent and like coming from someone like Gannon: a blogger that day in, day out has to mill texts in order to keep the interest alive.
No, *success porn* is not something new. Starting with the stories with the unknown-to-him the commoner is discovered to be a prince and ending up with ancient folk tales about the smart peasant boy who defeated the dragon and got the right to rape the ki ...more
In 'The Multi-Hyphen Method' Emma Gannon discusses the idea of designing a career that incorporates multiple income streams and multiple interests to create more flexibility and happiness in our working lives. It's a great practical look at what it means to find the different interests and strengths that we each have so that we can create a career that incorporates each. She also discusses some of the more nitty gritty aspects of money, flexibility, and how to ask to go part time so that yo ...more
The premise behind the book is that in a changing working market more people are living what she refers to as the Multi-Hyphen Life; essentially working two or three different careers alongside each other (e.g. blogger-coach-graphic design). The concept itself is not new ...more
I really enjoyed this listen of the Multi-Hyphen Method and I am a fan of having several "job titles". I also enjoyed the author as the narrator.
The idea of multi-hyphen life or carrying several job titles is a semi-new thing happening in the business world. People aren't satisfied with the status quo one job title of a typical 9 to 5 job, thats where the multi-hyphen life comes in. We are seeing more and more professionals that have a day job, but also ...more
However, I was a bit disappointed in this book. The first half just felt like a repetition of:
1. Amazingly well-written thoughts on how the world of work is today.
2. Complaining about that really bad job she had.
3. Bragging that her current set-up is really awesome.
I felt really resent ...more
So I love the idea, and also happy about a massive confidence boost I got from seeing my preferred approach to work validated, and some inspiring examples of people who have multi-hyphen ...more
My only bit of trepidation when reading it was the emphasis it places on building a brand online. However, the book does we ...more
I think that if you are healthy or live in a society (like the UK) with universal coverage this book could be helpful. I wish I knew more about the author's story and what she was doing and how she got there before I took her advice.
I didn't really think this was different from other advice books from other ca ...more
I found it helpful and relevant as someone in the beginning of their marketing career and hoping to grow and develop outside my day to day job. I definitely reco ...more
What I liked about the book:
- The book was full of practical tips about very practical questions that anyone who is living a multi-hyphen life will have.
- The book is easy, simple and fun to read.
What could have been different:
- I felt that there ...more
I’m really glad I did, as I feel that it covers a range of topics from realising that you can ask for flexible time, how to talk to start talking to someone without asking ‘so, what do you do?’, to realising what your version of success is.
No matter what you do as a way of making money, this book is interesting and relevant, e ...more