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The Book

Tweet When Katie and I first wrote about portfolio careers most people had never heard of the expression including people who had one! Now it is ubiquitous and is a major topic when it comes to the changing nature of work and employment. The Middlesex University research that we quoted showed that the 60+ generation […]

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Tweet In writing our book in 2009 we were intrigued to discover research that suggested that the 2 groups most attracted by the notion of pursuing a portfolio career were the Millennials (under 28’s) and the 60+ group. Us ‘baby boomers’ have fundamentally changed every life stage we have lived through. Remember the 60’s? No […]

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Tweet Yes our book  has just been published in Iran by Magyar Publishers. If you use Google Translate you can see the book featured on their website at www.mazyarpub.com in the science section. Don’t all rush at once! Fascinated to discover why it has interested a major publisher in Iran. We would be delighted to […]

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Tweet An increase in the number of self-employed people is behind recent falls in official unemployment figures as opposed to the creation of new jobs. Quarterly labour market data, published by the Office for National Statistics (ONS), revealed there were just 0.2 per cent more ‘employed’ people during the last quarter. This compares to a […]

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Tweet Well – who are we to say! What we do know, however, is that in our experience most portfolio careerists do not tend to marry or partner with other portfolio workers.  They usually partner with people with single track, serial or life style careers. (Read the free introduction to our book.) So it is […]

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Tweet As our book is based all around answering this question and I talk about this to groups rather a lot I was intrigued to come across Marianne Cantwell’s advice on this in a stimulating and fun video on her Free Range Humans website. It has also led to an interesting discussion on our portfolio […]

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Tweet A great infographic courtesy of my friend Steve Clayton says a lot about the new world of work and our place in it. Do you recognise yourself at all?

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Tweet Oh yes, its here. My talk on portfolio careers recently in High Wycombe. If you couldn’t make it there, click here …..

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Tweet Readers of this blog and of our book know how much we rate the cartoons of Hugh Macleod and his Gaping Void Gallery. We have 12 of them in our book. This one I think is a  beauty and says it all as far as portfolio careers are concerned.

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Tweet Who’s got your back? from Marianne Cantwell on Vimeo. I have already talked about the different words and phrases that people use to talk about people like us who have chosen not to have a ‘proper job’. Marianne commits her life to helping people escape from the traditional work/job cage. I am displaying her […]

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