Articles, books and stuff that I’ve enjoyed and found helpful
The Quitting Economy:
“When employees are treated as short-term assets, they reinvent themselves as marketable goods, always ready to quit.” (Aeon)
“Job hop too much and you’re likely to raise some eyebrows — but stay in one place too long, and your income may suffer.” (Business Insider)
“EPI finds that the black-white wage gap has become wider — and is widening faster — among those with more education.” (Washington Post)
“Only 15% of the world’s one billion full-time workers are engaged at work. It is significantly better in the U.S., at around 30% engaged, but this still means that roughly 70% of American workers aren’t engaged. It would change the world if we did better.” (Gallup)
“I was struck by the story of Robert Chapman, CEO of Barry-Wehmiller, standing in front of 1,000 other CEOs and saying, “You are the cause of the health care crisis.” (Stanford Business)
“If someone is passionate about what they do, we see it as more legitimate to exploit them, according to new research from Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business.”
A look at what sets order-takers apart from freelance partners. (Seth Godin)
Atomic Habits “You do not rise to the level of your goals. You fall to the level of your systems.”
The Million Dollar One Person Business A great look at the growing potential of 1-person businesses in the modern economy. I personally take the examples with a grain of salt since one comes from someone who I know has a questionable reputation when it comes to how they reflect their success in business, but overall it’s a good read.
The Email Prospecting Playbook One of the best tactical marketing books you’ll ever run across. Worth the price multiple times over.
The Dip: “A little book about quitting.”