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Elance CEO Fabio Rosati Pens Foreword To Best-Seller, Rise Of The Naked Economy.

We’re excited to see that Ryan Coonerty and Jeremy Neuner’s new book The Rise of the Naked Economy is swiftly moving up the charts. It’s a wonderful take on today online work revolution, detailing why so many of today’s changes have come about what folks can expect in the weeks and months to come. Written in a fresh and inspirational style (as well as being quite hilarious at times), the book is a great read for anyone who wants to benefit from our quickly-changing workplace. Grab your copy hereElance CEO Fabio Rosati

Introductory pages to The Rise of the Naked Economy include endorsements from dozens of thought leaders ranging from Walter Isaacson (author of the biography Steve Jobs) to Tony Hsieh (Founder/CEO of Zappos), Sara Horowitz (Founder of Freelancer’s Union and author of The Freelancer’s Bible) and Carl Guardino (President of the Silicon Valley Leadership Group).

As the leading voice in online work, Elance CEO Fabio Rosati was asked to write the foreword to The Rise of the Naked Economy. Fabio’s foreword reflects his intimate knowledge of what freelancers and businesses can look forward to as work moves online at a record pace. Here’s a short excerpt:

The Rise of the Naked Economy is about all aspects of this transformation of work and the emerging new workforce. Brimming with humor and insights, the book explores what makes the twenty-first-century worker tick. If you believe yesterday’s way of matching available jobs with qualified talent is riddled with inefficiencies, or if you’re a manager, marketer, educator, or a parent with a child destined for the workforce this book will make you smarter and more prepared for the inevitable changes. It will make you take a good hard look at the most profound transformation in our workforce in the last 100 years.Rise of the Naked Economy Book Cover

I thank the authors for beginning this important dialogue. This book allows all of us—from workers to employers to government policy makers—to begin discussing these enormous, once-in-a-century changes in our workforce, our economy, and our society. More importantly, this book provides insights on how to smooth the transition. Throughout the book the authors introduce you to a range of brave, talented people like Alexandra who are at the forefront of this shift. Make no mistake: They are writing about true pioneers, those who work differently today and are the future of work tomorrow. 

It’s amazing to see so many highly respected and knowledgeable people embracing online work. Elance applauds Rise of the Naked Economy authors Ryan Coonerty and Jeremy Neuner for crafting such a poignant book on a deserving topic. As co-founders of the popular co-working space chain NextSpace, Ryan and Jeremy are certainly attuned to the exciting changes ahead for us all.