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Reviewed by Teodora Totorean for Readers' Favorite
The premises of the book "Corporate Escape: The Rise of the New Entrepreneur" by Maite Barón begins with the tale of the eagle who, in order to live beyond forty years, has to go through a process of change. This implies flying to a mountain top, breaking off its beak against the rocks and plucking out its talons and feathers. New ones would grow back so that the eagle can live for another thirty years. If it doesn't go through this painful process, death would soon follow. The author says that it is the same with humans: we are born leaders, but through education and indoctrination we became followers. So it is up to every individual to live the life of the eagle and escape mediocrity through change, or stay in an unfulfilled job or relationship giving us a false sense of security. You can surpass that and start living your dream by escaping the corporate life and becoming the new entrepreneur, making your own decisions and finding a healthy work/life balance.
The book is enjoyable to read as it is packed with tales from which you can draw your own conclusions. There are also plenty of exercises that make you think about your own life and also come up with the steps you need to take in order to change what goes wrong. The overall tone of the book is motivational, so at the end of it you can be left with a strong desire to finally follow your dream that you kept postponing for various reasons. Once you realise those reasons were just excuses, you are ready to make the necessary changes and become the eagle or the New Entrepreneur.