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The Future Of Work Is Collaborative, Not Competitive

Will Passionate Community Replace Influencers? They Already Have.

My friend and Open Assembly (OA) Advisor Steve Rader was furloughed during the recent government shutdown. Steve is the Deputy Director of NASA’s Center of Excellence for Collaborative Innovation (CoECI), a founding member of our Collective, and a guy who’s helped bring open tools like crowdsourcing and a gig mindset to government organizations. Steve has helped a lot of […]

5 Ways To Align Holiday Parties With The Future Of Work

I love this time of year. The conversations are full of gratefulness, vulnerability and beauty. I often wonder why we can’t take this tone into the rest of the year. There is, of course, the counter-trend that plays out on the news channels, one of bombastic, testosterone-driven pronouncements.

Are Salaries An Outdated Luxury?

I posted a blog a few weeks ago called “The Gig Economy is the Economy” in reaction to reading an article about the economies of many African countries. It caused a bit of a stir. In my travels to chase adventure in many reaches of the world, I’ve noticed that the economies where I visit are gig economies.

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  1. I fully support this philosophy of Future of Work. Throughout my corporate carrier in upstream oil and gas, I always was looking for symbiotic relationships with providers while delivering the projects and removing internal obstacles. The learnings are mutual and the gains are mutual. With an exponential acceleration in technology advances old corporate structures and practices can’t keep up and are getting more and more restrictive with slow procurement processes and build in delays in payments to the providers. The biggest threat to innovators is a slow deployment – hence payment – for their products and services

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