• The Rise Of The Freelance Economy And How It’s Impacting The Way We Work.
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    There are now 17 billion-dollar companies in the collaborative economy with billions more of investment being poured into Uber, Airbnb and others. Described as one of the biggest shifts of this century, the rise of what’s now being touted as the freelance economy supports nearly 15.5 million people according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics—an increase of roughly 1 million since May 2014— and by 2020, another report estimates that more than 40% of the…

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  • The Nature Of Work Is Changing And So Are Jobs.
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    With 6 out of 10 urban consumers saying work is a part of who they are, not just a place you go or somewhere to make money, key to finding the jobs of the future will be knowing where to look. The changing nature of work has enormous implications for how we structure organizations, manage people, and design workplaces, but the jobs of the future are also changing with some wondering what will new roles and titles look like? Some organizations are already leveraging the new ways of working;…

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  • The Trillion Dollar Business In Which We’re All Stakeholders.
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    Open data is transforming economic, social, cultural and political life. McKinsey has estimated that the potential global value of open data is around $3 trillion annually, with $1.1 trillion allocated to the U.S.. The move toward radical transparency has gained momentum but how exactly is it measured, and what are some of the ways in which is impacting the world around us? In government, it helps tackle corruption, enhances public services and improves public services,…

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  • What It Takes To Make Work, Work.
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    Work these days seems to be all about flexibility, unlimited vacation days, working a four-day week etc…, all of which are designed to attract star job candidates, but does it actually increase productivity? And how are companies actually making it work? A 2014 National Study of Employers (NSE), which looks at changes in the workplace since 2008, found that flexibility over when and where full-time employees work has increased from 50% in 2008, to 67% last year. Further,…

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  • Are You Bursting With The Next Big Idea? This Might Help.
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    In case you thought crowd funding came and went and no-one cares about Kickstarter or Indigogo any more… think again. With explosive growth of 1,000 percent in 5 years, it’s estimated by Fundable that by 2020 the model of open source funding will contribute $500 billion in investment, generate 1.2 trillion in economic value and stimulate more than 2 million new jobs. When you consider that around 6 million entrepreneurs launch companies every year and only a fraction…

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