Eat, Sleep, Travel & Make Love - Outsource Everything Else: Practical Guide to Business & Personal Outsourcing (Paperback)
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Power Outsourcing book is written by the former Harvard & UCLA Teaching Fellow and Sr. Lecturer. The author has practiced business and personal outsourcing for nearly a decade while teaching outsourcing at UCLA & other universities. Koz Khosravani has spent many years perfecting his outsourcing process and in fact spends most of his time travelling and vacationing while his 'work' duties are being handled in India, Pakistan, Russia, Argentina, and of course, in many US states (some tasks are great for overseas and some better be handled locally. So, what can you learn here: It does not matter if it's personal tasks at home (e.g. a virtual assistant taking care of all logistics and issues for your daughter's upcoming birthday) versus professional tasks (e.g. marketing your law, tax or medical practice) or basically all tasks dealing with all your entrepreneurial ventures (if you're running your own business) -- basically have all your life tasks outsourced. So this is really a practical, no-nonsense book to introduce you to outsource every task in your personal, business, and professional life. No fancy theoretical principles, no usual academic-like book structure, etc. The goal of my effort is for you to know what I know after outsourcing hundreds of projects from $5 on fiverr.com to thousands of dollars on elance.com. The main idea behind outsourcing is that you have a task to take care of and you hire others to do it for you - as simple as that. An example: someone in India designs a web site for you for a very reasonable cost, or someone in your own city plans a party for you and deals with all issues and logistics... But here is the secret: If done right, there is always someone out there who can do things better than you, faster than you and cheaper than if you did it yourself You've got to understand this about me: I have been teaching at universities for a long time. I have personally outsourced over 200 projects for myself (personal issues), my firm, (business issues) and also for other firms (acted as a project manager - a middleman - between firms and outsource firms overseas). In fact, I have acted as outsourcing project coordinator -- that is -- companies hired me to manage a lot of tasks for them by my company outsourcing activities on behalf of my client's company. So I have a lot of real-world experience. In fact, I have been a member of major outsourcing online service providers and platforms, such as Elance.com, for nearly a decade now, I would say. Actually, nine and a half years precisely, something like that, already. So it's not something I learned last month or last two years. For 10 years, I've been outsourcing projects, small, for $40, $50, to thousands and thousands of dollars on behalf of my clients (i.e. mostly US corporations). I've taught software project management outsourcing for over five years at University of California. Both at UCLA and the Irvine campuses. I even designed online courses in Information technology at these institutions and participated on Boards that designed certificates in e-Business, e-Commerce, IT, and educational technology. More importantly, I have a lot of background and history on Elance; I have outsourced a lot of projects, close to 100 projects over Fiverr platform and Guru.com. I have hired many virtual assistants in my life. So I feel like I'm very qualified to tell you about what to do right and how to protect yourself. I think this is a great introductory book for newbies and those with limited exposure to the field of outsourcing. Having said that, I have an extensive chapter called "Details and my secrets" that truly helps even more experienced outsourcing experts with some high-level outsourcing projects. This book however is not academic in nature - it is simply a book that allows me to 'talk' to you about issues, techniques and tactics.
About the Author
Koz Khosravani is an Internet expert, an Information Technology lecturer, and Teaching Fellow at various colleges and universities, including Harvard University, UCI, UC-San Diego, and UCLA Extension Schools. Koz is a national speaker who has shared the stage with The President of the United States, Donald Trump, Tony Robbins, George Foreman and many other top speakers. He has been active in the field of Information Technology and education for approximately fifteen years as a software engineer, project manager and consultant. He has trained technical employees at various Fortune 500 companies, including Digital Equipment Corporation, Raytheon, Hughes, Edison and Boeing (M-Douglas). His area of specialization includes Internet promotion and marketing, digital movie editing, digital movie production and post-production, e-business security & back-end integration, distributed relational database management systems, wireless technologies, networking, web development, and distributed applications. Koz designed boot-camp-type fast-track Web Mastering programs for both UCLA and UC-Irvine to benefit those who want to learn about all aspects of website design, construction, and implementation - all in one intense week. He designed and deployed a variety of short business workshops in the areas of negotiations, communications, business management, MIS, and investments. In addition, he has served on the UCI and UCLA Extension School's advisory committees to develop certificate programs in E-Business and Educational Technology. Koz created a new program at UCI Extension (2000-2001) entitled "E-Commerce for Entrepreneurs & Small Business Owners". He also taught E-Business Technology overview, E-Business Back-end Integration, and E-Business Security for UCI's Business division. On a lower "system" level, Koz taught VAX-Macro systems programming and Macro-11 at Harvard University. He has served on the UCLA Alumni Association Board of Directors, UCLA Wooden Athletic Center Board of Governors, UCLA's Executive Vice Chancellor's Academic Planning & Budget Advisory Committee (APBAC), UCLA Academic Senate's Professional School's Restructuring Committees, and UCSA Board of Governors, as well as other educational and social organization's governing boards.