Working from home offers flexibility and comfort, but it also can be difficult to separate your work life from your family life. These books offer tips on how to set up your home office and how to maintain a healthy working environment from home.
Written for those who want to break away from rigid schedules, unappreciative bosses, and soul-sapping commutes, this book puts prospective Internet entrepreneurs on the road to success by offering an analysis of Internet mechanics and commerce and providing profiles of successful Internet businesses.
Just as we were getting used to the information age, Daniel Pink tells us that it is ending. With it goes our focus on charts, statistics, and linear thinking. Traditional "left-brain" activities like logic, analysis, and repetitive production are being turned over to robots, computers, and offshore labor. The valued skills of 21st century will be those of the right brain: empathy, design, synthesis, and contextual thinking. Author and lecturer Daniel Pink tells you how abundance, Asia, and automation are changing the world, why "routine" is the scariest word in the English language, how old line companies like GM and Proctor & Gamble are responding and what six abilities matter most in the emerging age. Daniel Pink completed law school and passed the bar, but is proud to say that he has never practiced law. What he has done is write best-selling business books, work in the White House and as a Senate staffer, advise Fortune 100 companies, provide business analysis on TV and radio, and write for the New York Times, Harvard Business Review, and Wired Magazine. Bonus materials include in-depth interview, audience Q&A session, and more!
More than 24 family businesses in the United States. employ 62 percent of America's workforce. And in Asia, Europe, Australia, and Latin America, experts say family businesses could account for as much as 80 percent of the private sector.
What's different about dealing with family members than dealing with underlings and managers at an impersonal corporation? When was the last time sales for a Fortune 500 company slumped because two brothers couldn't get along? Not that often, if ever. But it happens all the time in family businesses. Millions of families spanning the globe know they have problems ordinary businesses don't; they know if they don't keep the family on track, the business will derail.
Family, Inc. is a witty, engaging blueprint for maintaining peace within the family without busting the business. The authors use characters straight out of "Family Business Central Casting" to provide uncommon insights mixed with commonsense solutions. After all, they know that firing Uncle Bill is a bit more traumatic than firing just any Bill.
* Dad the Decider: Can he run a successful business and keep the family happy?
* Mom, CFO (Chief Family Officer): Can she keep the business from destroying her family?
* The Hard-Charging Son: How can he get Dad to move aside without ruining their relationship?
* The Sibling Rivals: Will they ever cooperate when each believes Dad loved the other one best?
* Mrs. & Mr. Inc.: How can they juggle business, marriage, sex, and the kids?
* The Supportive Spouse: What can she do to ensure her husband is treated fairly on the job by her family?
With these and other captivating characters, Family, Inc. will show you how to keep your family from ruining the business and your business from ruining the family. You'll laugh, you'll cry...and you'll avoid a train wreck.
Not all "free agents" are highly paid athletes whose main skills are dunking a basketball or hitting a baseball. In fact, as Pink (contributing editor, Fast Company) reveals, over 25 million Americans are now self-employed, and fewer than one in ten works for a Fortune 500 company. This excellent work synthesizes the seismic shift in attitudes about and patterns of work in the economy from the early 1950s era of William Whyte's The Organization Man to today's independent worker, the free agent. Pink astutely summarizes what this major shift in the definition of employment now means to millions of Americans and explains the various types of free agents (including soloists, temps, and those involved in their own microbusiness). Other chapters cover examples of how self-sufficiency works so well for numerous life situations, while in many cases free-agency employment does not work well at all. This work may not be rooted in empirical research, but Pink's thorough review of the literature and his extensive roadwork interviewing hundreds of independent workers successfully merges psychosocial data with pragmatic reality. This major contribution to better understanding the trend toward independent contract work is highly recommended for all university libraries and larger public libraries. Dale Farris, Groves, TX
Most homes don't come equipped with an office and most jobs come with enough paper to bury the average living room or kitchen table. This information-packed guidebook, now out in paperback, offers solutions and layouts for carving out home offices that work with your space and boost your success. Home Office Design Solutions helps readers take charge of productivity, find their optimum work style, and organize space for efficiency and creativity.
Thanks to the Internet, home-based businesses are booming. With a home computer and a good idea, you can market and sell almost anything in the world just from home. Whether you’re selling homemade jams or working as a business consultant, today’s entrepreneur doesn’t even have to leave home.
Being your own boss, as anyone who's tried it can attest, is not as easy as it looks. The rewards can be great, but hurdles abound--and many fledgling entrepreneurs never manage to get beyond the latter in order to enjoy the former. Well-known experts Sarah and Paul Edwards believe it can be done, though, and present solid tips for thriving as well as surviving in Secrets of Self-Employment, an expanded version of one of their popular early works.
From a New York Times, BusinessWeek, and Washington Post bestselling author comes a first-of-its- kind career guide for a new generation of job seekers.There's never been a career guide like it.the fully illustrated story (ingeniously told in Manga form) of a young Everyman just out of college who lands his first job. Johnny Bunko is new to parachute company Boggs Corp., and he stumbles through his early days as a working stiff until a crisis prompts him to find a new job. Step by step he builds a career, illustrating as he does the six core lessons of finding, keeping, and flourishing in satisfying work: There is no plan ,Forget about your weaknesses, Persistence trumps talent, It's not about you ,Make excellent mistakes, Leave an imprintSmart, engaging, and insightful, The Adventures of Johnny Bunko offers practical advice for anyone looking to start a rewarding career.
This book analyzes how to grow your company into one with a much larger bottom line. McFarland studied 7,000 companies over five years to see how they grew and what pushed them from small to large companies. McFarland focuses on nine companies in particular--Chico's, Fastenal, and seven others--as he examines how they grew from garage operations into large corporations. Practical advice, case studies, and specific action steps are intertwined with the histories of the companies. McFarland reads his work smoothly as he enumerates both his action steps and his involvement in the growth of the companies.
In The Everything Home Based Business Book, home business owner Jack Savage provides a thorough step-by-step guide to building and maintaining a thriving business. Complete and comprehensive, it covers everything you'll need to know to get started.
Find a business concept that works as a home business
Find the financing you'll need to get your business off the ground
Set up a home office with the right technology
Calculate expenses and keep effective records
Use marketing, promotions, and sales techniques that work for home-based entrepreneurs
Use the internet to reach more customers and work more efficiently
“The powerful business idea referenced in the title is that ‘shifting the focus from getting to giving and putting the other person first is the key to business success and personal fulfillment.’ … Explanations of these concepts and how to employ them are clear and to the point, and as with all successfully written business books, it will provoke thought and probably action as well.”
While working from home and raising your children at the same time seemed like a good idea initially, you've found the reality of the two roles nearly impossible to manage. You may have even given up on the idea that you can do both well and, at this point, would settle for handling one or the other effectively. But what if you could be the best home office parent on the block?
If you're one of the millions of people currently working out of your home, you know that, along with independence and flexibility, there are challenges. Home office workers face isolation, stress, burnout, time management issues, family and relationship conflicts, and procrastination, among other concerns. Now, America's leading virtual office authority gives you the tools and techniques you need to thrive.
Did you know that millions of moms just like you are making money from the comfort of their homes? You can do it too! Stay-at-home mom expert Liz Folger shows you step-by-step how you can stay home with your kids and make money doing something you really enjoy. From scrapbooking, catering, and massage therapy to pet sitting, accounting, Web designing, and hundreds more, you can turn your skills and talents into profits for you and your family.
Escape the cube. Ditch the commute. It’s not just a dream anymore.
Many people already spend 12 hours a day getting to work, working, getting home from work. Here’s some good news: thanks to advances in technology, acceptance of outsourcing, the trend towards corporate flextime, and other factors, working from home is easier than ever.
Good Morning America’s Workplace Contributor Tory Johnson and consumer advocate Robyn Freedman Spizman tell readers exactly how to turn today’s cultural change to their advantage without giving up an income. Specific business plans will teach them how to:
• Take their current position home
• Find a new company whose policies will allow them to work from home
• Research a product they believe in, and sell it from home
• Start their own business, doing something they love, for a minimal initial investment
With real-life stories, a step-by-step plan, resource guides, and lists of scams to avoid, this is the book that will help readers finally make the leap––and show them that they don’t have to give up their family, creativity, or peace of mind to earn a decent salary.
Do you want a career and a family without putting your kids into day care? Have you always dreamed of working from home, but thought it impossible because parental responsibilities took priority? There's a way to do both, and Working At Home While the Kids Are There, Too explains how you can enjoy precious time with your children while building and increasing the productivity of yourbusiness.