• 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 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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  • 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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  • Pinpointing This Week: From Transactional to Relational.
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    Real success is not about transacting to get what you want; real success comes from forging lasting and authentic relationships in which there is mutual interest and benefit. Might seem obvious right? But you’d be surprised how many companies still don’t understand the difference, nor the significant changes happening as we shift from a transactional society to what’s rapidly becoming a new relationship economy. As Jerry Michalski (Relationship Economy…

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  • Better Work: Droids Probably Will Take Your Job But Is It A Bad Thing?
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    “In the world that we’re creating very quickly, we’re going to see more and more things that look like science fiction and fewer and fewer things that look like jobs. Yes, probably, droids will take our jobs — or at least the kinds of jobs we know now, but in a world where it is just about as easy to generate an object as it is to print a document, we have amazing new possibilities. The people who used to be craftsmen and hobbyists are now makers, and they’re responsible …

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