It would be virtually (no pun intended) impossible to sum up the Multi-Hyphen Method in any blog post, because no amount of writing will do this book justice! But, since I like a challenge, I’m going to give it a go anyway.
The Multi-Hyphen Method is one of those books that, once I’d read the first page, I could not put down. As you can imagine, I’m now desperate for you to pick it up!
Published less than two months ago, The Multi-Hyphen Method has already gained status Sunday Times Bestseller, alongside a range of other accolades. Its concept, ethos and information is urgent and I look forward to seeing its well-deserved recognition continue to grow. Discussing the ins and outs of a 21st century ‘portfolio career’, as it has previously been coined, The Multi-Hyphen Method is an irreplaceable guidebook that that teaches you how to ‘work less, create more, and design a career that works for you‘.
Behind The Multi-Hyphen Method is the wonder that is multi-hyphenate extraordinaire, Emma Gannon – writer-broadcaster-podcaster and now best-selling author. Emma explores the way in which the world of work is rapidly changing, whilst analysing the fact that many businesses are not keeping up. Her book is a one-stop shop for anyone looking to navigate the world of work today and for years to come. It doesn’t matter where you are in your career – be it a student, a CEO and anyone in between – The Multi-Hyphen Method gives you the opportunity to take a step back and figure out how to utilise your career in order to get the best out of your work, as well as the best out of you.
The book itself covers a range of extremely in-depth, endlessly researched and incredibly fascinating explorations of today’s career cultures, from the painfully dated 9 to 5 structure to the in-office atmosphere and relationships. As a soon-to-graduate student, this book was invaluable in giving me the information, inspiration and motivation to understand the sheer pace at which the world of work is moving.
Emma interrogates social media’s role in the alteration of workplace culture, discussing how, whilst once a CV was used to assess our suitability to a job role, now a potential employer can make up their mind with a glance at your Twitter bio. Furthermore, with the rise in freelance career popularity (as a result of a range of facts detailed in the book), Emma notes the growth in the gig-economy and the way in which the ‘job-for-life’ concept and lifestyle we’ve been brought up to aspire to, is on its way out. Pretty scary stuff, but pretty exciting all the same!
The book also looks at the way in which our definition of ‘success’ has developed and is becoming increasingly – and wonderfully – subjective. This is quickly becoming a hot topic and seeing it through the (stylishly framed) lens of Emma Gannon is absolutely captivating.
The Multi-Hyphen Method is thorough, informative, accessible and – at times – hilariously frank. Emma says what we need to hear, and she says it like it is.
I cannot even begin to describe to you how much this book has taught me in the space of ten days (I did have to put it down occasionally to do other things, otherwise I would have read it all in one sitting!). With my own multi-hyphenate career at its startup stage, The Multi-Hyphen Method is, for me, an indispensable toolkit of working wisdom between two covers.
photos: my own; Tom Barnes