The Finch Effect: The Five Strategies to Adapt and Thrive in Your Working Life

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Evolve your work strategy and thrive in today's high-pressure economy

As Darwin famously observed, the beaks of each generation of Galapagos Island finches change to accommodate shifting food resources, allowing the birds to survive by adapting their capabilities to the new environment. Today's business people should take note: In the post-crisis economy, traditional career strategies spell professional extinction, but the fluid new "gig economy" offers tremendous potential for anyone willing to adapt. Based on her popular blog and drawing on her leadership development experience, Nacie Carson explains what it takes to make it in today's world of work.

  • Outlines and explains five steps for ensuring professional success: adopt a gig mindset; identify your value; cultivate your skills; nurture your social network; and harness your entrepreneurial energy
  • Builds on Carson's experience as a popular blogger on Portfolio.com and author of the popular website The Life Uncommon (thelifeuncommon.net)
  • Features a Foreword from Craigslist founder Craig Newmark

The Finch Effect offers the information professionals need to earn big, achieve their potential, and remain at the top of the work food chain.

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"The collision of chronically high unemployment with an expanding global workforce (among other factors) has turned the American job market into an ongoing survival-of-the-fittest scenario where professionals have a clear choice: evolve their careers or risk career extinction."
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In On the Origin of Species, Charles Darwin famously observed that the beaks of each generation of Galapagos Island finches change to accommodate shifting food resources, allowing the birds to survive by adapting their capabilities to the new environment. Today's business people should take note: in the post-crisis economy, counting on traditional career strategies spells professional extinction. But for those willing to adapt and take their career fates in hand, there are tremendous opportunities ahead.

In this breakthrough resource, career expert Nacie Carson shares a set of five strategies, the "Finch Effect" (named in honor of Darwin's avian inspirations), that helps professionals at any stage of their career to not only survive changes in the world of work but to thrive on them:

  • Adopt a gig mindset: Stop waiting for the job market to "go back to normal" and instead reframe your perspective to create new—and more interesting—career ladders.

  • Identify Your Professional Value: Isolate, differentiate, and leverage what makes you stand out from other professionals.

  • Cultivate Your Skills: Identify how to develop the skills central to your new professional brand to their highest potential.

  • Nurture Your Social Network: Learn to craft, package, and communicate your adaptive professional brand through social media—or learn to do it better.

  • Harness Your Entrepreneurial Energy: Build and employ entrepreneurial skills andtactics to optimize your position in the new world of work.

The Finch Effect is filled with the strategiesand information you need to earn big, achieve your potential, and remain at the top of thework food chain.

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"Every chapter of this book is worth it, but the last chapter sets the whole thing ablaze. Read this."—Chris Brogan, president, Human Business Works; and bestselling author, Trust Agents and Social Media 101

"In this chaotic day and age, merely 'adapting to change' is woefully inadequate. In this powerful book, Carson gives us the keys to thriving and succeeding in this and all economies – and that beats adaptation any day."—Steve Farber, author, The Radical Leap Re-Energized

"If you fail to prepare, you prepare to fail. Nacie Carson's The Finch Effect provides solid ideas and strategies on how to adapt your career in a new professional paradigm through both preparation and action."—Carol Roth, business strategist; New York Times bestselling author, The Entrepreneur Equation

"Unless you've been living in a cave with no access to the internet, you no doubt have witnessed our world being turned on its head. The business environment no longer favors people looking for security, loyalty, and certainly not a pension. The Finch Effect sheds light on what traits allow people to thrive in today's economic environment, how to adapt these traits, and how to evolve faster to prepare for the next big shift!"—John Haydon, founder, Inbound Zombie; author, Facebook Marketing for Dummies

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