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ISBN 978-1579510510
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The Way of the Ronin
Riding the Waves of Change

Dr. Beverly Potter

Ronin or "wave men" were masterless warriors in 18th century Japan, whose success depended solely on their wit and skill. Ronin careers strategy are based on versatility, independence, initiative and savvy. Rather than focusing on a narrow career path, Ronin build a wide-range of skills, multiplying the career options they can chose from. 

The Way of the Ronin offers an inspiring alternative to the linear, ladder-climbing mentality of the corporate world. The book provides strategies to escape from "corporate feudalism" and, instead, thrive on change and create opportunities in the workplace.

As the society transforms its industrial base to an information base, organizations must find ways to revitalize and innovate. The Way of the Ronin lays a previously uncharted path to a corporate renaissance. Blending the ideas of philosophers, trend watchers, and the latest research management experts with the technology of behavioral psychology, Beverly Potter shows how to establish yourself on the cutting edge of that renaissance.

Ronin look like other people. The difference is in attitude and life planning strategy. They do ronin

Ronin project an aura of autonomy, of being guided from a center within. They take command and direct their lives. 

Ronin don't just react to change; they take the initiative and direct their futures.

Ronin do not believe it is possible to find security in one job, in one place, doing one thing. Guided by the belief that change is the only constant, 

Ronin develop skills, attitudes, and habits of mind that become adaptable instruments of continuous change and growth.

In times of transition, a Ronin archetype appears as part of the ongoing cycle of stagnation and rebirth. With the Ronin lies hope for a corporate Renaissance, because they have the potential to stimulate innovation and revitalize the corporation.

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Intrepeneurs: The New Corporate Players

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