Paul Estes is the author of the book Gig Mindset. He led the charge a while back within Microsoft, bringing programs to support and facilitate working with an on-demand workforce for Microsoft itself and Microsoft clients. John Winsor recently checked it with Paul about how he shifted his mindset and created the momentum to not only change his own life, but to change how an entire company does business. Here are some of the insights he shared.
Few diseases have affected our culture as profoundly as the devastating results of cancer. I think every adult I know has experienced some sort of loss, due to cancer.
Seven years ago I wrote an article, The Dinosaurs of Cannes, thinking that the industry was headed for the dustbin of history if it didn’t change. While I wasn’t at Cannes this year, I was still surprised that many of the images on the social feeds coming out of Cannes hadn’t changed.
I’ve always been an entrepreneur who’s worked at the edge of innovation by launching start-ups. But I rarely see the same innovative thinking that happens at a start-up applied and integrated into larger corporate systems. Until I met Paul Estes.
The collective intelligence of crowdsourcing platforms are posed to change the way companies work.
Lyft and Uber going public may change the way investors and the general public view the gig economy.
I’ve been thinking a lot lately about what hinders innovation, especially business model innovation from taking hold in agencies and brands. There’s always an immediate buzz or sometimes panic that breaks out when a new idea comes to the forefront of culture.
As a long time TED participant I always look forward to this time of year. TED provides a perspective on where the world is going. A week of thoughtful dialogue with some of the best thinkers in the world.
The other day my team was trying to find images for the launch of our new website and we were falling short. It’s easy to find images online that are free and good enough. It’s much harder to find higher quality images that are amazing and inspire and leave viewers feeling exactly the way you want your brand to leave them feeling.