Rebooting Work: Transform How You Work in the Age of Entrepreneurship

Rebooting Work: Transform How You Work in the Age of Entrepreneurship

By: Carlye Adler (author), Maynard Webb (author)Hardback

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From Silicon Valley leader Maynard Webb, how we can leverage technology to change how we work Maynard Webb has always been the go-to guy when Silicon Valley companies have thorny problems. Whether revamping eBay's crashing servers (transforming their technology weaknesses into a competitive strength) or investing in emerging technology start-ups, Webb brings strategic and operational savvy to every issue and venture. In his first book, Webb brings this same focus to tackle outdated models of work, created a century ago, which no longer sync up with either individual or employers' needs. Through a unique framework, Webb identifies 4 different mindsets around work (the company man, CEO of your own destiny, disenchanted employee, and the aspiring entrepreneur). It organizes those who are self-motivated versus those who are waiting to be discovered and aims to give readers the tools to become more self-actualized, happier, and ultimately more fulfilled in their careers. In identifying a paradigm shift that is already under way, Webb demonstrates clearly how to harness technology to embrace our own personal happiness, allowing people to become more productive at work and also spend more time with their families. * Contains a framework that demonstrates how we can leverage technology to create better job opportunities and foster more balanced lives * Written by Maynard Webb, chairman of LiveOps, former COO of e-Bay, founder of Webb Investment Network (WIN), and board member of Yahoo! and salesforce.com * Includes personalized worksheets and empowering action-oriented advice Rebooting Work reveals how anyone can take control of his or her own future, finding greater fulfillment, productivity, and happiness.

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About Author

Maynard Webb is the chairman (and former CEO) of LiveOps and a board member at both salesforce.com and Yahoo! Previously he was the COO of eBay. He is the founder of the Webb Investment Network (WIN) as well as the Webb Family Foundation. He lives with his wife, Irene, in Silicon Valley. For more information, please visit www.rebootingwork.com. Carlye Adler is an award-winning journalist and bestselling author. She is co- author, with Marc Benioff, of Behind the Cloud and The Business of Changing the World, as well as coauthor of The Dragonfly Effect. She lives in New York. For more information, please visit www.carlyeadler.com.

Contents

Foreword: The Benchmark of Success ix by MegWhitman Preface xiii Introduction xxv Part 1 Why Work Isn't Working 1 Changing Work 3 2 Technology: Powering the Future of Work 11 Part 2 Reframing How We Think About Work 3 The Framework 27 4 Frame 1: The Company Man or Woman 41 5 Frame 2: CEO of Your Own Destiny 61 6 Frame 3: The Disenchanted Employee 79 7 Frame 4: The Aspiring Entrepreneur 105 8 The Age of Entrepreneurship 123 Conclusion: Break New Snow 133 Part 3 Getting Started Appendix A The Worksheet 141 Appendix B Worksheet Examples 147 Appendix C Services You Should Know About 157 Notes 161 Acknowledgments 171 About the Authors 175 Index 177

Product Details

  • publication date: 19/02/2013
  • ISBN13: 9781118226155
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 224
  • ID: 9781118226155
  • weight: 418
  • ISBN10: 1118226151

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