Whether you are about to embark on your business degree programme, are already a business student or are a business graduate, this book helps you to develop yourself and your career in ways which will benefit you, your current and future employers and society.
Chapter 1: Introduction
Prologue – From The Author
We are living in a time significantly impacted by the global financial crisis. Historically it has been referred to as the beginning of the post-post war period (Sloterdijk, 2011), or as late or ‘liquid’, modernity (Bauman, 2000). There is certainly no denying the growing influence of globalization. We might say that all these things are combining to turn the world upside down, impacting us all in profound ways, both professionally and personally.
The adaptation required adds to the anxiety and disorientation of many (Bauman, 2008). This encompasses you if you are studying at university, at the beginning of your journeys as adults, in search of many things including desirable and meaningful employment. You are facing a cacophony of voices and ...