It used to be that if you studied and worked hard, you could be assured of an extremely satisfying career. But in a world of constant layoffs and dying industries, it has become increasingly difficult to ""plan"" your way to success. Own Your Future shows how to apply the same approach successful entrepreneurs use to maneuver in an unpredictable economy. Instead of picturing your perfect career and working backwards, simply begin with the direction you want to go and take a small step. Then evaluate the lessons you learn from that first step, build on them, and take another step in your desire.