A Multitude of Hope

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The American Dream is over. That's what more than a few people are saying. But, they're wrong.

A Multitude of Hope traces the experiences of three laid-off professionals – all Baby Boomers, but they could be Americans of any age. Their search for reemployment feels like a journey through a modern heart of darkness.

Along the way, however, something extraordinary happens. One of them is contacted by a secret online group of activists called Walden 4G. Its mission? To hack the privileges of investment bankers and hedge funders and destroy their hold on America's workplace. To practice, as they put it, "economic disobedience."

Drawing on the self-reliance of Thoreau's Walden and the quest for an American utopia in B.F. Skinner's Walden Two, Walden 4G shows the three job seekers a different way forward. This new pathway offers them revitalized careers but also requires rethinking their role at work. It confronts each of them with a stark choice: will they accept a familiar but diminished future or will they reset themselves and reclaim the hope-fulness of the American Dream?

Ripped right from today's headlines, A Multitude of Hope reveals the inescapable choice that every American must now make.

Peter Weddle

Meet the Author

Peter Weddle is the Executive Director of the International Association of Employment Web Sites and the CEO of WEDDLE's LLC, a research and publishing company specializing in careers and employment.

He is the author or editor of over two dozen books, including The Success Matrix: Wisdom from the Web on How to Get Hired and Not Be Fired, The Career Activist Republic and Work Strong: Your Personal Career Fitness System. He's also been a columnist for the interactive edition of The Wall Street Journal and National Business Employment Weekly.

An Airborne Ranger, he is a graduate of the United States Military Academy at West Point. He attended Oxford University and holds advanced degrees from the Bread Loaf School of English at Middlebury College and the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University.

For more information, visit www.Weddles.com.

Reviews of Other Books

WEDDLE’s Guide to Employment Sites on the Internet

Peter Weddle is the author or editor of over two dozen books. A sampling of the reviews they received is provided below.

"Restaurant patrons looking for quality dining have Zagat to guide their cuisine needs. For the recruitment industry, the name is Weddle … Peter Weddle that is."

American Staffing Association

"I've known Peter Weddle for years. He is an immensely likeable guy. He is also extremely knowledgeable. Highly recommended!"

Richard Bolles, What Color is Your Parachute?

"A wealth of updated and useful information."

Library Journal

"WEDDLE's is a very useful tool that recruiters and HR professionals will find helpful."

Fortune Magazine

"If you're looking for an objective guide to employment Web-sites, ExecuNet recommends WEDDLE's Guide.

ExecuNet Center for Executive Careers

Work Strong: Your Personal Career Fitness System

"Peter Weddle's Career Fitness System empowers you to take your job search to the next level and achieve lasting career success."

Diana Miller, CEO Community Job Club

"There are few people in the world who are as passionate about our careers and our own unique talents as Peter Weddle. Work Strong changes the paradigms of career management books and is sure to give you a new perspective on how to Work Strong in your own career."

Aaron Matos, CEO Jobing

"This book is a guide to finding yourself and to charting a new course for a 21st Century career. A must read!"

Kevin Wheeler, CEO Global Learning Resources, Inc.

"A lifetime of career happiness in a single book!"

Dan Honig, COO DiversityJobs.com

In today's world, it's not enough to work hard. You also have to work strong and perform at your peak. That's the power and promise of this book."

John Bell, CEO Boxwood Technology

Generalship: HR Leadership in a Time of War

"... a wake-up call for those of us in HR. We need to take on the accountability for effecting change. … This book provides a great strategy for doing just that."

Regina DeTore, VP/HR Sepracor, Inc.

"... a must-read book for human resource professionals, especially those who seek to be true leaders in their corporation."

Jerome N. Carter, SVP/HR International Paper

"A wealth of updated and useful information."

Library Journal

"Human Resources is now facing extraordinary challenges. This demanding time requires the kind of bold, thoughtful and thorough leadership suggested by this book."

Guy Patton, EVP/HR Fidelity Investments

"Don't miss this book. It's Machiavelli's The Prince and Covey's 7 Habits of Highly Effective People all rolled into one for the HR profession."

Donna Introcaso, VP/HR iVillage

Recognizing Richard Rabbit: A Fable About Being True to Yourself

"A magical way to explore the essence of you."

Jennifer Floren, CEO Experience

"... a very intriguing and unique book."

Patrick Erwin, The Work Buzz CareerBuilder.com

"... if you’re thinking about making changes in your personal life or want a pep talk about being true to yourself, check out this book."

Celeste Blackburn, Editor Resources for Humans

"The story inspires useful reflection and a practical rethinking of your own personal effectiveness in work and life"

Jonathan Goodman, Review on Social Median

Career Fitness: How to Find, Win & Keep the Job You Want in the 1990s

"This book is phenomenal! It'll help you run the race of your life at work each day."

Harvey McKay, Swim With the Sharks Without Being Eaten Alive

A Multitude of Hope

A Multitude of Hope is the story of three out-of-work Baby Boomers and a secret online group of workplace activists fighting the corruption and greed of Wall Street vulture capitalists. It explores how working men and women can overcome the angst and anxiety of our time and reaffirm the power and promise of the American Dream.

 

The Prologue

Chapter 1

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Conference and Meeting Planners

Peter often speaks to corporate meetings, association and civic group conferences and other similar events.

Here's what one conference attendee had to say:

"WOW!! I had the opportunity to listen to Peter Weddle speak last week at a conference 'WOW!!' does NOT do justice to how I felt after listening to him!"

Book Clubs

Peter is available to read an excerpt from his book or discuss its key themes with book clubs.

College & University Faculty Members

As a novel, A Multitude of Hope offers college and university faculty a unique and engaging format for exploring current affairs, especially workplace trends, the sociology of modern America, and the political implications of economic dysfunction.

For more information, contact Peter at peter@weddles.com.




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