Own Your Future

How to Think Like an Entrepreneur and Thrive in an Unpredictable Economy

 Own Your Future

Author: Paul B. Brown
Pub Date: June 2014
Print Edition: $22.00
Print ISBN: 9780814434093
Page Count: 224
Format: Hardback
e-Book ISBN: 9780814434109

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Rented a movie from a stand-alone video store lately? Dropped off photos for processing? Used a travel agent to book a routine vacation?

Probably not.

And the trend of entire industries disappearing is only accelerating. Desktop computers are endangered; so are landlines. Fax machines are now as quaint as dial-up Internet connections and rotary phones. The list goes on and on, and seems to grow longer by the day.

In an age of constant layoffs and a work environment where entire industries can disappear seemingly overnight, job security is a bygone concept. And when uncertainty is the norm, the very idea of career planning is obsolete. So what can you do to improve your prospects when you don't even know what careers will survive?

Successful serial entrepreneurs (those who have launched two or more successful businesses)--the masters of handling uncertainty--reveal surprising answers. Based on extensive research and interviews, Own Your Future helps you apply the simple model they use--Act. Learn. Build. Repeat.--to reinvent the way you maneuver in an unpredictable job market. That is . . .

Begin by determining the direction you want to go and take a small step. Then evaluate the lessons you learn from that first step, build on them, and take another.

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