Authentic: How to Make a Living by Being Yourself

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November 2003



"Authentic is a guide to life lived the right way. This books focuses on re-energizing life by finding that business to which you can dedicate yourself with positive purpose. It shows readers how to find the perfect business for themselves and how to attain success by being self-employed.


Acknowledgements. Preface: Coming Out. How This Book Works. Introduction. Section 1 -- Another Way to Look at the Society We Live In. Dysfunctionality epidemic. Indentured slavery. Addiction to short--term hits of happiness. Diagnosis. Societal therapy. The problem with decisions. What is Authentic? Section 2 -- What Are You Going To Do About It? Preparation 1: To tell the truth. Preparation 2: Perception and reality. Preparation 3: Finding your 'natural language'. Preparation 4: What is my point in life? Action 1: Eating Your Energy. Action 2: Exercise your mind. Action 3: Taking control of your life. Action 4: Avoiding distraction and inspiring change. Action 5: Editing your address book. Action 6: Changing habits. Action 7: Making your plan. Action 8: Coming out and being yourself. Section 3 -- Being the Change. Getting started. Working for yourself. Validating the plan. Simplify, simplify. Time and motion. Finding collaborators. Designing your organization. Competition. The meaning of success. Section 4 -- Those Who Are Already Doing It. Organic Express. Yeo Valley. Innocent. Howies. Solar Century. Cafedirect. Reading list. About Authentic Business. Index.


Neil Crofts is the former head of strategy at internet consultancy, Razorfish. After years of feeling the tension between what he did and what he wanted to do, he saw the light and took control of his life, forming Authentic Business. From his initial idea, Authentic Business has grown into a series of business guides, a network of support companies for small businesses with a positive goal and now includes a PR company, a design company and soon a venture capital business.


"!who is truly evangelical on the subject!" (The Guardian, 12 August 2003) "!advises would--be authentics to 'come out as yourself'..." (Sunday Times, 18 January 2004) "!Neil's book tells of his personal journey to authenticity and includes a guide to taking the steps yourself!" (Positive News, Winter 2003) "... it is a wake up call and a well researched, very useable wake up call at that ... This is a read to be taken seriously !" (Weekly Telegraph, 12 November 2003) "!does make great points!" (Be Unlimited, May 04) "! offers inspiration for individuals tired of career conformity." (Global Law Review, 5 April 2004)
EAN: 9781841125190
ISBN: 1841125199
Untertitel: Sprache: Englisch.
Erscheinungsdatum: November 2003
Seitenanzahl: 130 Seiten
Format: kartoniert
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