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In her recent book Upgrade, Florida tackles the future of our careers and how individuals can utilize their experience and expertise, leading them to a fulfilled, confident and involved future.
This week we are bringing you something different, and that is a book review. Here at Collative Pro, reading is something that we do every day and we want to share some reviews on the books we read. Hopefully they can be as helpful to you as they have been to us. So lets kick off with the first book review – Upgrade: Taking Your Work and Life from Ordinary to Extraordinary By Rana Florida.
Best pratices from business executives.
In her new book, Upgrade, Rana Florida aims to provide readers with the tools to achieve success in work and life. It gathers best practices from CEOs and other business executives, as well as entrepreneurs, innovative thinkers and creative leaders. This excerpt is from the chapter titled The Power of We.
During your Caribbean Cruise, you may dream of living in paradise, of packing it all up and escaping to the islands. While that’s a great fantasy, the reality of trying to make a living makes it less attractive. But there’s always Miami. No, really, Miami. It’s a great place to live. Just ask Richard and Rana Florida, the power couple behind the Creative Class Group.
Rana wants to upgrade you. As CEO of The Creative Class Group and author of the best-seller “Upgrade, Taking Your Work and Life from Ordinary to Extraordinary“, Rana Florida knows how to pump originality into the every day. She’s upgraded business development, marketing and global operations for the likes of BMW, Converse and Johnson & Johnson. Today she shares 8 things that make her smarter, from jet-setting iPhone apps to her favorite wireless gadgets.
Working a shorter week would likely make most people feel happier and even more productive, experts say. But research suggests it may also help boost employment rates.
In 2013 a number of books were published regarding the latest thinking in career strategies. Annabelle Reitman selected a variety of resources that can be helpful whether you are considering a career move/shift, in the midst of a career transition, or thinking of retirement.
This Creative Class show features Peter Marino, an internationally acclaimed architect working in commercial, cultural and residential architecture helping to redefine the modern luxury world.
Entrepreneurs are natural-born travelers and Seat 3A takes you along for the globe-trotting ride, delivering travel tips, insights and candid photos from self-made men and women.
Who needs enemies when you’ve got yourself? If it ever seems impossible to achieve a professional goal that should be well within your grasp—whether it’s a plum assignment, promotion or the corner office—you may be committing career self-sabotage without even realizing it. For every blown deadline or botched job interview, it’s easy to be unaware that you’re hitting the self-destruct button.
Here are five common ways we sabotage our careers—and how you can finally get out of your own way.
Rana Florida’s recent book, Upgrade, brings perspective to the growth hack fix. Upgrade suggests that if technology entrepreneurs don’t change the way they view growth and success, a “growth hack” can only have so much impact.
Anna Runyan of Classy Career Girl interviews Rana Florida, the author of Upgrade: Taking Your Work and Life from Ordinary to Extraordinary.
The best seller Upgrade gathers the best practices from CEO’s,business executives, entrepreneurs, innovative thinkers, and creative leaders.
Many people compromise their standards and settle for a life of second-best. In her new book Upgrade, consultant Rana Florida shows you how to live the first-best life you want, stop living in
a state of “managed dissatisfaction” and “upgrade” your life by doing what you love.
Rana Florida in her book Upgrade shows readers how we all have choices to make in our everyday lives, and how we can transform our experience by envisioning the future we want and going after it.
In this groundbreaking book Upgrade, Rana Florida, drawing on her years of experience working in collaboration with top global companies, offers readers the tools they need to achieve unimagined success in work and in life.
Ken Thoreson reviews Rana Florida’s latest book, Upgrade. “This is a good motivational read with tips and quotes that can change the way you live your life and Upgrade your life to the Extraordinary!”
Interview with Rana Florida. In her new book Upgrade, she discusses why the work force needs to change to accommodate accomplished and determined mothers who merely need flexibility and understanding in order to live the kind of life they want while raising a family and still working. Too much to ask? Impossible to have it all? Not necessarily.
It’s time for an upgrade. In Rana Florida’s latest book, she outlines what she considers to be the new imperative- integration of business and personal life strategies to improve the quality of our lives. In a recent interview with Rana, she shared her motivation for writing this book and the inspiration and insights drawn from the leaders she interviewed.
Upgrade: Taking your Work and Life from Ordinary to Extraordinary by Rana Florida McGraw-Hill 2013 review and author interview by Donald Officer and Kelly Okamura.
Rana Florida’s book, Upgrade rises above the somewhat-predictable list of seven key principles, thanks to her inquiring mind, diverse background, interviews with fascinating people, solid research, and honest, practical approach.
David Hershkovits of Paper Magazine interviews Rana Florida on her new book, Upgrade.
As entrepreneurs we are used to being our own one-stop-shop. Successful leaders know their own strengths and accept their weaknesses. Finding the right partners or teammates early on who can compliment your skills maximizes results and can often differentiate a successful business from a doomed one.
The CEO of the Creative Class Group consulting firm has spent the past few years soliciting advice from visionaries across the board – PhDs and pop stars, CEOs and celebrity chefs. The accumulated wisdom appears in her new self-help book Upgrade: Taking Your Work and Life from Ordinary to Extraordinary. Here, Rana Florida shares some of her favourite strategies for success.
Rana Florida is the CEO of the Creative Class Group, an advisory firm that works with premier organizations on building economic competitiveness, cultural and technological innovation. Florida is also one of the leading thinkers on trends that are shaping the future of work and recently published Upgrade: Taking Your Work and Life from Ordinary to Extraordinary, in which she explores what makes innovative thinkers, creative leaders and CEOs successful.
The CEO of Creative Class Group shares a few principles that can mean the difference between settling for an ordinary career and living an extraordinary life.
Jobs had Wozniak. Gates had Allen. Lennon had McCartney. Successful creative enterprises typically have two leaders: a visionary and a strategist who can execute. Creativity is a team-based process. It requires collaboration.
Rana Florida — CEO of Creative Class Group and author of the Huffington Post column “Your Startup Life” — believes that there’s a more meaningful way to define success, both at work and in every other aspect of life. True success, as she sees it, is all about balancing productivity with passion and having a good time while you’re at it.
Most people believe that writing is the hardest part; once their book is published, they think, it will fly off the shelves. The reality is that they will be lucky if their book even gets any shelf life. The most important lesson that an author can learn is that the work doesn’t stop after you’ve turned in the manuscript. That’s when the hardest work begins. If you want your book to be bought and read by the widest possible audience, you have to start marketing it long before its publication date. Here are some simple tips on marketing that every author should take to heart.
McGraw-Hill Professional Business Insider Work Smarter Webinar Series features Rana Florida and her new book, Upgrade.
Is there anything more enticing than a promise to make your regular old life extraordinary? It was this premise that inspired Rana Florida to write her latest book, and the reason why a very swishy crowd gathered to celebrate the launch of Upgrade on Tuesday night. Held at the home of Suzanne and Mark Cohon, the party attracted a mix of Toronto’s most stylish and most social. It was certainly a who’s who of the city’s creative set—a group more likely to be featured as an Upgrade case study than those in need of the book’s advice.
Adapted from Rana Florida’s new book, Upgrade. We need to create a new definition of failure. Truly successful people embrace failure as part of the learning process, as an opportunity to grow, reflect, reinvent, and ultimately to push forward.
Through interviews with many leading figures, not just CEOs and business executives but entrepreneurs, innovative thinkers, and creative leaders, Rana Florida’s research concludes that there are seven key principles to achieving your business and life goals.
Rana Florida, CEO of the Creative Class Group and one of the key thinkers on the future of work, has just launched her first book, Upgrade: Taking Your Work and Life from Ordinary to Extraordinary. After interviewing some of the world’s most innovative thinkers, creative leaders and CEOs – such as Tim Brown, Dan Pink and Zaha Hadid – Florida’s research concluded that there are 7 key principles that make these people so successful.
Upgrade, 4 out of 5 star rating from Success Magazine. For this book, Rana Florida, CEO of the Creative Class Group and a columnist for The Huffington Post, interviewed impressive friends, acquaintances and colleagues, including Daniel Pink, author of To Sell Is Human; Zaha Hadid, an architect and one of Forbes magazine’s World’s 100 Most Powerful Women; John Noseworthy, M.D., CEO of the Mayo Clinic; chef Mario Batali; and singer Nelly Furtado.
In workaholic America seems to grow in popularity topic: how do you find the right balance between work and private life? In her new book, Upgrade Rana Florida comes with a more practical approach based on the philosophies of, among others, tennis legend Andre Agassi, shoes designer Tory Burch, investor Mark Cuban, management and author Daniel H. Pink.
In her new book, Upgrade, Rana Florida aims to provide readers with the tools to achieve success in work and life. It gathers best practices from CEOs and other business executives, as well as entrepreneurs, innovative thinkers and creative leaders.
It’s a well understood expression in business: Stagnation is regression; businesses either advance or fall behind. Creativity does not just give businesses the competitive edge, according to Rana Florida author of Upgrade and CEO of the Creative Class Group (CCG), it is the competitive edge.
Excerpt from Rana Florida’s new book, Upgrade on risk taking. For most people, assessing and accepting risk takes a severe emotional toll; it causes fear and confusion and it can lead to stress and fatigue. Life is already risky, many of us think — why ‘rock the boat?’ But most successful leaders, thinkers and innovators understand that new opportunities and rewards come only after taking risks.
In this groundbreaking new book, Upgrade, Taking Your Work and Life from Ordinary to Extraordinary, Rana Florida shares their formula, giving you the tools to achieve unimagined success in work and life.
Rana Florida Rana is the author of Upgrade: Taking Your Work and Life from Ordinary to Extraordinary. She also writes the Creative Spaces series for HGTV and the Huffington Post, where she highlights public and private spaces that epitomize creativity, innovation, design and new ways of thinking.
In her new book, Upgrade: Taking Your Work and Life from Ordinary to Extraordinary, Florida outlines her seven principles for achieving life and business goals. One of those seven principles is collaboration, which she describes as “understanding that every leader had to engage and inspire a team.”
Psychologist Dale Atkins and Rana Florida, author of Upgrade: Taking Your Work and Life from Ordinary to Extraordinary, came on the Today Show to talk with Kathie Lee and Hoda about letting go of friends.
“I don’t care when you work, how you work, or where you work.” In an excerpt from her upcoming book, author Rana Florida explores unconventional ideas for letting employees be their best selves.
Rana Florida on The Today Show talking about her book “Upgrade: Taking Your Life and Work from Ordinary to Extraordinary,” in which she provides step-by-step tips on how to enhance your life, maximize your productivity and achieve your goals.
Is your business just doing OK? Has your job become routine and ordinary?
If you answered yes, then you’re ready for an upgrade, according to Rana Florida, CEO of consulting firm Creative Class Group. “A lot of us are living through a state of managed dissatisfaction,” she laments. Naturally, that’s no way to achieve success.
It’s amazing that some offices have pingpong tables and pet friendly policies, but have done so little to support working mothers, writes the CEO of Creative Class Group, Rana Florida.