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Free  Agent Nation

Free Agent Nation

Author: Daniel Pink

Year Published: 2002

Description: In this book, former White House speechwriter and Fast Company contributing editor Daniel Pink explores the significant shift away from workers' long-term association with one organization and toward a culture of independence through self-employment or temporary work.  Through extensive research, including interviews with hundreds of "free agents," he sheds light on the impetus behind and pros and cons of this new way of work in America, as well as its implications on everything from education to politics.

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'This book is about the free agent. If the term is vague, it is because I can think of no other way to describe the people I am talking about. They are free from the bonds of a large institution, and agents of their own futures. They are the new archetypes of work in America.'

Free Agent Nation

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