Working Identity: Unconventional Strategies for Reinventing Your Career

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Harvard Business School Press, 2003 - Business & Economics - 199 pages
Drawing from in-depth research on managers and professionals in transition, Ibarra describes reinvention as an iterative process of trial and error. Through engrossing stories of successful career-changers - from a literature professor-turned-stockbroker to an investment banker-turned-novelist - she unveils a new model for change based on three "acts of reinvention"; experimenting with new activities, interacting in new networks of people, and constantly reworking the story of our changing identities. Reinventing the act of reinvention itself, Working Identity dares the dreamer in each of us to craft a more fulfilling future.

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User Review  - fist - LibraryThing

Hugely insightful work for people in their 40's who are switching careers. It consoles, advises, encourages and inspires. Its main lessons are that you 'learn by doing' instead of doing lengthy ... Read full review

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User Review  - scholz - LibraryThing

have read first 20 pages or so. The stories of career changes are interesting, if a bit hard to relate to for someone not in high-power job (the target audience apparently). The basic point so far is ... Read full review

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