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Funemployment Welcomes Some Opportunities during Unemployment
Recession gives People Permission to be Unemployed
June 5, 2009 • by News at Marshall

The Los Angeles Times devoted its Column One today to "funemployment," the concept that people are making positive moves in their lives despite finding themselves suddenly unemployed. USC Marshall School Professor David Logan was quoted extensively in the front page article.

"Recession gives people permission to be unemployed," Logan is quoted as saying. "Why not make use of the time and go do something fun?"

Logan isn't convinced funemployment is unique to this generation. What is new, he says, is that social networking allows the newly-unemployed to find each other and make plans through Facebook and Twitter. He also noted that corporate America should take notice.

Professor Logan's most recent book, The Three Laws of Performance: Rewriting the Future of Your Organization and Your Life, explores the ways leaders can create systematic change, rather than focusing on solving a single problem, in order to turn around their organizations, or take them to the next level.

For the full LA Times story: click here

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