Auckland Council Libraries: The evolution of work

The evolution of work

The way we work has changed quite drastically over the last few decades. These selected titles will give readers a glimpse into a world where the definition of 'work' and its practices have evolved into exciting times ahead.

The 4-hour workweek

Timothy Ferriss

In this step-by-step guide to luxury lifestyle design, Tim Ferris explains how he went from working eighty hours per week for $40,000 per year to earning $40,000 per month in just four hours per week - and he explains how you can, too.

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Born for this

Chris Guillebeau

Through inspiring stories of those who have successfully landed their dream career, Guillebeau will guide you through today’s vast menu of career options to discover the work perfectly suited to you.

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Living forward

Michael S. Hyatt

The authors show us how to design a life with the end in mind, determining the outcomes we desire and path to get there. They share proven principles to create a simple but effective life plan to get from where they are now to where they want to be.

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How to have an outstanding career

Susan Scott

If you want to be the best, but maintain your wellbeing, then this book is for you. Using the concept of a 'resilient career', this book will give you the capacity to cope with the challenging times you are likely to experience.

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Great at work

Morten T. Hansen

Why do some people perform better at work than others? After an extensive study, Morten Hansen reveals the answers in his 'Seven Work Smarter Practices' that can be applied by anyone looking to maximize their time and performance.

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The best place to work

Ron Friedman

Brimming with counter-intuitive revelations and actionable recommendations, The Best Place to Work offers employees and executives alike game-changing advice for turning any organization into an extraordinary workplace.

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Meaningful work

Shawn Askinosie

The founder of Askinosie Chocolate shows readers how he discovered the secret to purposeful work, no matter what work you do. Askinosie shows us that everyone has the capacity to find meaning in their work and be a positive force for good.

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The gig economy

Diane Mulcahy

From Uber to the presidential debates, the gig economy has been dominating the headlines. Packed with research, exercises, and anecdotes; this eye-opening book supplies strategy to help you.

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The $100 startup

Chris Guillebeau

Chris Guillebeau identified 1,500 individuals who have built businesses earning $50,000 or more. Here are the most valuable lessons from those who've learned how to turn what they do into a gateway to self-fulfillment.

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The employee experience advantage

Jacob Morgan

Backed by a research project that analysed over 250 global organizations, this book clearly breaks down the three environments that make up every single employee experience at every organization around the world and how to design for them.

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Unlocking happiness at work

Jennifer (Entrepreneur) Moss

This book takes you on a journey into why and how leaders should become compassionate capitalists. It also debunks the myth that happiness at work is a waste of time and demonstrates how it can deliver a more productive and engaged workforce.

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Arianna Stassinopoulos Huffington

In this book, Arianna talks candidly about her own challenges with managing time and prioritizing the demands of a career and raising children. Drawing on the latest research, Arianna shows us the way to a revolution in our workplace, and our lives.

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