April 7, 2011

Now Available: Thriving in the 21st Century

Thriving in the 21st Century: Preparing Our Children for the New Economic Reality is now available in print for $13.95 at Amazon and Barnes and Noble, as well as bookstores everywhere.

Here's a look at the Table of Contents:


Section 1
How the American World of Work Has Changed
Technological Advances
A Renewed Global Economy and Changing Living Standards
Learning From the Past
America’s History of Self-Sufficiency
What About the Schools?
Before We Begin
Likely Future Trends in the World of Work
Preparing Our Children for This New Economic Reality

Section 2
The Seven Strengths Your Children Will Need to Thrive in the 21st Century
Strength #1: Creativity and Innovation
Strength #2: Entrepreneurial/Self-Starter
Strength #3: Computer-Literate
Strength #4: Communication Skills
Strength #5: Empathy and Concern for Others
Strength #6: Self-Sufficiency and Practical Skills
Strength #7: Money Smarts

Section 3
Giving Our Children the Advantages of the Seven Strengths

Section 4
Self-Employment and Family Businesses

What Schools Don’t Do
What Parents Should Do
What Parents Should Not Do
What Parents Can Do

Appendix A: It’s OK for Children to Get Bored…Really!
Appendix B: Teaching Children to Recognize and Appreciate Quality
Appendix C: President Obama vs. the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

Stay tuned for excerpts!


JoJo Tabares said...

Congratulations! And I applaud you for including communication skills. Several studies of HR departments/reps have uncovered the need for employees with these skills which they cannot teach in an 8 week training course!

Barbara Frank said...

Many thanks, JoJo :)

It has been a wild ride getting this book ready for publication, but we're already getting great feedback.

As for communication skills, I think we can see with many of the companies that we deal with on a daily basis that they need to work on their employees' communication skills. Thank you for the work that you do in that arena.