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One Person/Multiple Careers: A New Model for Work/Life Success Paperback – 23 Feb 2007

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Product details

  • Paperback: 256 pages
  • Publisher: Business Plus Imports (23 Feb. 2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0446696978
  • ISBN-13: 978-0446696975
  • Product Dimensions: 13.3 x 1.9 x 20.3 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 773,249 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Book Description

This unique guide explains how to pursue multiple careers at once and feel more fulfilled in today's modern workplace.

About the Author

Marci Alboher is a professional living in New York City. A lawyer turned journalist, she is also an author/speaker/writing coach

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Before I read this book I assumed it was about people that have several jobs/careers and how they go about managing them. The book is mainly about becoming successful. It has loads of vignettes of how various people the author knows or has come across has managed to combine two or more careers. However, I found it a bit elitist. Most of the stories illustrated are of people working 90 hours a week to fulfil their ambitions so there is not much work-life balance. The author herself has a number of careers but is divorced and the book leaves me thinking, yes you can have all this success but at what price?
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This is an incredibly readable--and useful--take on how to have multiple satisfying careers at once that cater to your different skills and interests, with tons of fascinating profiles of people out there who are already doing it. So if you're one of those people who is never satisfied just doing one thing with your life, but fear you'd have to give up passion in order to pursue another, go out and get this book. You will fear no more. Plus it's loads of fun...
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3.0 out of 5 stars Good stories, but not much practical information 24 Jun. 2008
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The title refers to the prevalence of a "slash" in people's lives these days - people who instead of seeing themselves as an "accountant", consider themselves an "accountant/musician" or "accountant/designer" or "accountant/parent" or whatever. People with two jobs, basically.

The premise was intriguing to me since I've always considered myself a "slash", if you will. A jack of all trades, a renaissance man, etc. From my very first job I've always done work on the side and have added quite a few "slashes" to my ID over the years, so I was really interested in this book's promise to help you integrate them into a single identity.

What I got was a lot of stories about other people's multiple careers and some generic tidbits like "develop your new career while you're on the job". Lame.

If you want to get inspired by hearing stories of other people who are making money from side interests, go for it. If you're trying to do the same, don't expect any revelations.
5.0 out of 5 stars Inspiring book! 18 Sept. 2013
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Reading about people who were able to pursue their various interests was really inspiring. Their advice and examples on how they juggle several roles were right on point. It gave me the motivation to pursue my own side interests while continuing to grow in my anchor career.
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent Book 7 April 2013
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Well written, comprehensive, and, best of all, suggests ways to figure out a second (or third) career without the book. Can't get much better than that.
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1.0 out of 5 stars Don't waste your money 20 April 2008
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I have bought this book in order to figure out HOW to make my interests a slash career. Instead, this book is nothing that stories about and resumes of people who have multiple careers. I was hoping the first chapter was just an example, but the whole monotonous book is the same.
Don't bother.
4.0 out of 5 stars I'm not that unusual. (weird yes) 17 Oct. 2016
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I really enjoyed reading this book and will purchase this book for my own library as I endeavor to author a parallel book (borrowed it through interlibrary loan). It was almost like therapy in that I realized I am part of a silent, undiscovered club in the work world. The book is chock full of examples which keeps the reader engaged. There are several minor points that I think prevent it from reaching 5 stars. They are as follows (in no particular order)

1. Her examples often seem to focus on the artsy-fartsy type of "second careers" like theater, music, performing arts. This kind of begged the question of whether "slash careerists" just tend to not be successful in those challenging arts careers; she really never answered it honestly or tackled it. I mean. . .I get it. So what? But is this all about "Get a day job?" for an actor or yoga instructor? Or is there something synergistic? I'd like to see her authority grow on this matter in an unbiased way.
2. The layout wasn't very good. It wasn't visually appealing. This could be an editor problem more than a writing/author problem.
3. Sometimes she got caught up in rambling about a persons slash career; she could have condensed a little of people's life stories. The reader needs her to filter better.

All this said, none of the above would discourage me from recommending this book and I plan to two friends and I may pursue what appears to be an update. Kudos to the author for contributing to this subject which I think will grow.
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