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Book review of “Flex: Reinventing Work for a Smarter, Happier Life” by Annie Auerbach, Auerbach is a speaker, consultant, brand strategist, and the co-founder of trends agency Starling with clients like PepsiCo, Nike, Google, and Unilever.

Auerbach’s book is not just for changes to your work life, but your mind, home, body, and future too. These are some of the ideas discussed in the book.

  • Technology lets us work differently while understanding ourselves better too
  • Thinking and behaving flexibly leads to a happier and less frenetic life
  • It’s time to change the rules
  • Flexibility allows you to be more efficient, strategic, creative, and productive
  • How to be human in a tech-driven world
  • Its harder than ever to be creative today
  • Close mindedness hampers creativity
  • Future skills include creativity, critical thinking and complex problem solving
  • Get the job done but when, where and how should be up to you
  • A high-trust culture at work is needed for flex to work

Ok DBA colleagues, here’s a great quote from the book “When we learn to flex, we reinvent the rules for a new future, and it’s one in which we can all thrive”. The DBA role is always changing, and COVID-19 has sped up changes all around you. No better time than now to reinvent yourself. Be flexible and use some new ideas Auerbach discusses to handle the changes!

I give the book “Flex: Reinventing Work for a Smarter, Happier Life” by Annie Auerbach, a thumbs up. Right?

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