The Organization Man is history. Taking his place is America's new economic icon: the "free agent"--the job-hopping, tech-savvy, fulfillment-seeking, self-reliant, independent worker. Already 30 million strong, these new "dis-organization" men and women are transforming America in ways both profound and exhilarating. Are you ready for . . . 7 The Peter-Out Principle: Successor to the famous "Peter Principle, " this new rule decrees that when the fun peters out, the talented walk out. 7 Unschooling: Individual-centered learning like homeschooling and apprenticeships will threaten Ivy League colleges and end high school as we know it. 7 Individual Public Offerings: The upper echelon of free agents will issue these new "IPOs, " or stock . . . in themselves.7 E-tirement: When Americans reach age sixty-five, more will enter a new stage of life. Working as full-time, part-time, and anytime free agents, they'll be finding and executing work over the Internet.7 Just-in-time Politics: This political version of just-in-time manufacturing will challenge the present two-party system.7 The Feminine Century: Women are free agency's early adopters.
Genre: Business & Economics
On Sale: April 26th 2001