Friday, 25 May 2007


My new book Leap! Ditch Your Job, Start Your Own Business And Set Yourself Free is published later this year. The book is a punchy and idiosyncratic take on the new world of work. This is for wantrepreneurs, graduates, freelancers, start-up enterprises and anyone thinking of quitting the 9-5 for the new world of work. Recent years have seen the biggest increase in those going self-employed, with over 3.5m workers “doing it by themselves”. There are also a growing number of students wanting to run their own business, and a whole generation of people in their later life who have decided to set up on their own rather than opt for full retirement. People who have worked for big organisations all their working life and are now quitting to either set up as consultants or launch their own start-ups.

Whether you’re 18 or 68, and thinking of going it alone, it’s hard to know where to start; with so much uncertainty you can feel vulnerable and isolated. So start with a Leap!

There are plenty of courses, events and books on setting up your own business but nothing that really tells it likes it is: the ATTITUDE you need to get started, the ENTERPRISE you need to demonstrate to be successful, and how to maximise the WORK/ LIFE balance to get the best EXPERIENCE.

That is the essence of Leap!

The book will be published by Wiley in December.

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