Would you like to find work that uses all your skills and passions? That can help you experience a great work/life blend? And that is flexible enough so you can thrive in difficult economic times? If your answer is yes, we encourage you to consider a portfolio career - essentially, doing two or more jobs for different employers. It begins by reframing work around you and playing to your greatest strengths. Part-time, full-time, working for yourself and/or for an organisation, the choice is yours. In the UK, at least a million people are already experiencing the benefits of a portfolio career. In 10 practical steps, this book encourages you to explore another way to find health, happiness and fulfilment in your work. Advance praise for And What Do You Do?'... a practical, inspiring and necessary book...a must-read.' Steven D´Souza, author of Brilliant Networking and Executive Fellow, IE Business School Whether out of choice or necessity, over one million people in the UK have more than two jobs. A 'portfolio' career can offer freedom, flexibilty and fulfilment. This book explains how to make a portfolio career work for you.
From Enterprise to Entrepeneur
By Stephen Brown - August 18, 2010
I gave this book to my wife to help her run her own business after spending a lifetime working for large companies. Throughout her career in full time employment, she did jobs that were fixed in their objectives, were rigid in their process and frustrated her very much. She always felt that she could do much more than just the standard set of tasks assigned to her in a job, and often took on other projects to keep her interested. She felt stifled by her work and the rigid boundaries set by her organisation.
Now, she runs her own company and offers various services to small and large businesses. She has transformed the way she works. She is happy and energised and found the time to write the book she has longed to write. This book gave her the skills, the know how and the confidence to do so.
This book is essential reading for anyone who wants to break free from their corporate chains and realise their true potential. It's made a huge difference to the way... read more
By Catherine Mosca - May 7, 2010
Get out paper and pen. You're going to have work to do to get through this book. But when you're finished, you'll have a clear picture of your likes and dislikes, temperament, risk tolerance, and overall suitability for a Portfolio Career. I received a copy of And What Do You Do? when it was published in the UK, because one of the authors is married to a colleague of mine. Reading it, I was convinced I should start to cobble together a portfolio of careers for myself, but then I failed the suitability test. It seems I'm doomed to a 40-hour/week lifestyle, but you don't have to be. Get the book, test yourself, try on some of the ideas to see if they fit.
What struck me , however, was that such a life, with a collection of part-time jobs, was more practical in the UK than here in the U.S., because workers there would not have to worry about health care benefits. But now that health care reform has passed in the U.S., maybe what the authors, Hopson and Ledger, call a Portfolio... read more
And What Do You Do?
By annempryor - November 27, 2012
Dr. Barrie Hopson and Katie Ledger really capture the steps for creating a Portfolio Career life, from planning the financing to targeting opportunities. This is a must read for anyone who wants to create a multi-revenue stream life. I live my freedom plan portfolio career and I highly recommend this book. Be well, my friends, Anne Pryor