5.0 out of 5 stars
September 5, 2013,
By S. McFarlane
This review is from: Thriving in the 21st Century Economy Transformational Skills for Technical Professionals (Technical Manager’s Survival Guides) (Paperback)
As a young, aspiring professional I found this book to be an enlightening and informative read. It outlines the changes our economy has seen as a result of globalization and information digitization and details the new challenges we face. The book goes on to describe ways to manage careers and how professionals must adapt to the new binary economy (read the book to learn what a binary economy is!). It encourages you to think of ways to take ownership of your career and strategize ways you can become a value-add to an organization. The book details the significance of developing a common language “between those who have a need and those capable of recognizing the need as an opportunity” and emphasizes the critical importance of developing transformational skills to establish New Solutions (again read the book to learn about New Solutions!). Thriving in the 21st Century Economy is not a light read. To take full advantage of what this book has to offer and develop a strategy to foster life long learning, it requires you to focus and really think about the concepts presented. If you give it your full attention I have no doubt you will walk away with ideas that will help you thrive throughout your career.