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The Playful Entrepreneur : How to Adapt and Thrive in Uncertain Times / Mark Dodgson, David M. Gann.

Author/Creator:
Dodgson, Mark, author.
Publication:
New Haven, CT : Yale University Press, [2018]
Format/Description:
Book
1 online resource
Subjects:
Entrepreneurship.
Language:
In English.
System Details:
Mode of access: Internet via World Wide Web.
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Summary:
A compelling account of how incorporating play into work can help us overcome the uncertainty and turbulence that surrounds work How can we learn to deal with uncertainty at work? The answer, as Dodgson and Gann eloquently portray in this pathfinding book, is to learn from the adaptive behaviors of entrepreneurs. Play, the authors show, is a crucial component of this. It encourages exploration, experimentation, and curiosity while it also challenges established practices and orthodoxies. It facilitates change in people and organizations.   Drawing on in-depth interviews with entrepreneurs and innovators, this book explains why we should incorporate play into work, what play looks like, and how to encourage playfulness in individuals and organizations. Dodgson and Gann identify four key behaviors that endorse, encourage, and guide play: grace, craft, fortitude, and ambition, and provide a blueprint for an alternative way of working that fosters resilience and encourages innovation and growth in difficult times.
Contents:
Frontmatter
Contents
Prelude
Acknowledgements
PART 1. Why be playful?
1. Work
2. Play
PART 2. Noble behaviours
3. Grace
4. Craft
5. Fortitude
6. Ambition
PART 3. Being playful
7. Work and organization
Postscript
Endnotes
Bibliography
Index
Make it playful: A manifesto for those seeking more agreeable work
Notes:
Description based on online resource; title from PDF title page (publisher's Web site, viewed 20. Sep 2019)
Contributor:
Gann, David M., author.
De Gruyter.
Contained In:
De Gruyter University Press Library.
ISBN:
9780300240689
OCLC:
1056109706
Publisher Number:
10.12987/9780300240689 doi
Access Restriction:
Restricted for use by site license.
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