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Overcoming High-Tech Anxiety: Thriving in a Wired World

Overcoming High-Tech Anxiety: Thriving in a Wired World

Beverly Goldberg

ISBN: 978-0-787-91022-8 July 1999 Jossey-Bass 256 Pages


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For every person who cringes at the thought of yet another technological innovation, Beverly Goldberg offers this survival guide for succeeding in an increasingly wired world. She lays out six steps that will help the technically challenged accept the new state of constant change, come to grips with the way it's transformed the workplace, and master the skills needed to keep pace. She also delineates the rules for networking in the new connectivity and shows how to build trusting business relationships online. Readers will find in this guide useful tips on anticipating upcoming high-tech changes, support and guidance in dealing with technological change, and technical skills for keeping pace and finding success.

Welcome to the New World.

A Framework for Overcoming High-Tech Anxiety.

Accepting the Constancy of Change.

Understanding Today's Workplace.

Gathering Knowledge from the Garden of Past Events.

Networking: Making Critical Connections.

Learning to Trust in Electronic Relationships.

The Art of Reinvention.

Looking Beyond Tomorrow.
"Buckle your seat belt! The ride into our technological future will be very bumpy. But we need not be anxious about it if we follow Beverly Goldberg's advice. With her guidance it can be a rewarding and enjoyable ride after all."(Richard O. Mason, director, Carl H. Maguire Center for Ethics and Public Responsibility, Southern Methodist University, Dallas)

"Beverly Goldberg's new book gives us information, historical perspectives, analogies, and strategies that will help us conquer our fears about the overwhelming technology we confront in nearly every aspect of our lives. By following her advice, we can all be successful in the technical world of tomorrow."(Donna Zimmer, diversity practice leader, Shell Services International)

"A lot of people continue to shudder at the dawn of the Information Age, but Beverly Goldberg more than tames the digital beast. She patiently puts a hand on the reader's shoulder and explains that there's little to fear from e-mail, corporate intranets, and the World Wide Web. More than that, she is the server of a can-do spirit, showing how the new media can be a boon to career and personal interests alike."(Tom Brown, president, Management General)

"The author does an excellent job of giving readers ideas and understanding to cope with high-tech anxiety....well written, very clear, smart, and articulate."(Marcia Ruben, principal, Ruben Consulting Group)