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Break out of your ‘career cage’

Learn the New Luxury Playbook at Luxury Connect | October 18-19 at the Beverly Hills Hotel

Book Review Title: "Be a Free Range Human: Escape the 9-5, Create a Life You Love and Still Pay the Bills" Author: Marianne Cantwell Publisher: Kogan Page, 2013; 280 pages; $19.95 I believe that one of the most important cultural trends taking place this very moment is the movement toward lifestyle composition. Increasing numbers of Americans, inspired by possibilities surfaced by books like "The 4-Hour Workweek" and blogs like the Art of Non-Conformity, are trading in traditional approaches to careers (or looking for new approaches after being laid off or downsized) and creating businesses doing work they love and are great at, which they can operate without punching a clock. In fact, many of these people are creating businesses they can run from any place they should happen to want to travel; others are using the exercise of lifestyle composition to create the freedom to stay home more with their children or work more some months or years, and les...