The Multi-Hyphen Method
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...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
The most helpful part of the book for me was the advice about how to sell yourself online, and how to network effectively. I felt some of the other sections could have done with a bit more practical advice - for example when she raises the issue ...more
That said, it was inspirational, there is no doubt about that.
This is a work and career guide with a difference because it celebrates various strengths skills, encourages flexible working and dividing up your working ...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 ...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 ...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 ...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 ...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 ...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, ...more
However if you are looking for a guide to going freelance, this isn't a how to book.
A lot of referencing to studies and reports, yet the information is both useful and interesting.
Well worth a read if you don't feel you fit into the 9-5, corporate world, and are looking for a better was of living and working.