Invisible Work

Invisible Work : The Hidden Ingredient of True Creativity, Purpose and Power

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In a world where an increasing number of people work remotely, Invisible Work is a new skillset and framework to ensure personal and business success - from the author of The Creative Economy.
Just as power has moved from boardrooms into the domain of dynamic individuals, Invisible Work maps the evolution of this new way of being and succeeding. It is a mindset of deeply focused, value-added thinking and sharing. It is a process of creativity that combines emotional intelligence and collaboration. It is the key to the success of a growing army of self-employed workers. This is an emerging field of work in which new business domains and creative endeavours are based on personal interests and digital connections. Howkins lays out a visionary framework for working practice and success. He focuses on the ways in which we think most innovatively, how we best share those private ideas, and how we make unseen connections and remain authentic while staking out our domain in a virtual world.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 320 pages
  • 138 x 216 x 28mm | 540g
  • United Kingdom
  • English
  • 1912836033
  • 9781912836031
  • 816,338

Table of contents

Real Work: what exactly are we doing, and why?
New Work: six reasons why work is disappearing
Invisible Work: how to recognise it
Thinkability: how to think it and do it
Liveability: the power to be single-minded in a group
Go Visible: turning thoughts into actions
The Incorporated Self: how law and technology hide work
Third Spaces: mixing places
Mindful Machines: how we and AI can co-work invisibly
Ripples: changing the future of work
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Review quote

'This wise and inspiring book shows us the true meaning of work in the 21st century ... Essential reading for anyone in pursuit of a more productive and purposeful life.' - Paul Owens, Founder & Chairman of BOP Consulting and Director of the World Cities Cultural Forum
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About John Howkins

John Howkins is a leading figure in the global understanding of work and creativity. He is the author of the seminal The Creative Economy (Penguin UK, 2002; new editions 2007 & 2013), which has been translated into 14 languages. John Howkins was chair of the London Film School and chief adviser to HBO and Time Warner for 15 years. In 2006, the Shanghai government set up the John Howkins Research Centre on the Creative Economy.
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