Summary of Rebooting Work

Transform How You Work in the Age of Entrepreneurship

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Rebooting Work book summary
Practical career advice for the 21st century: Don’t count on your company. Control your own future.


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The industrial age is over. The new economy depends on creativity, innovation and entrepreneurialism. IT guru Maynard Webb and business writer Carlye Adler don’t break any new ground in this short book, but they stand out from many authors who announce a new age of opportunity and never tell you what to do about it. Their advice can be unsettling but is consistently detailed and practical. Their examples, worksheets and checklists will force you to think and plan. You’ll discover new tools for personal and team productivity, including many you can download and start using right away. Whether you’re a student, new in your career, at a crossroads or thinking about becoming self-employed – roll up your sleeves and dive in. getAbstract recommends this guide’s real-world advice as a source of practical inspiration.

In this summary, you will learn

  • How the economy and work have shifted, and
  • How to navigate the new world of work successfully.


The Old World, New Again
A little more than a century ago, nine out of 10 white American males worked for themselves. Indeed, for hundreds of years before that, most workers cherished their independence. Everything changed abruptly at the turn of the 20th century. Millions of people moved...
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About the Authors

Maynard Webb is an entrepreneur, investor, philanthropist and mentor. Carlye Adler is a business writer, award-winning journalist and best-selling author.

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