tungwaiyip.info

home

about me

links

my software

Media

Yucatán Photos

St Lucia Photos

Photo Album

Videos

Blog

< February 2006 >
SuMoTuWeThFrSa
    1 2 3 4
5 6 7 8 91011
12131415161718
19202122232425
262728    

past articles »

Click for San Francisco, California Forecast

San Francisco, USA

 

Book Review: Free Agent Nation

Free Agent Nation
by Daniel Pink

So I have worked with a number of people we called contractors. I used to think this is just a different kind of job. They do it because it pays more or just because they are not able to land a full time job. But for author Daniel Pink, being free agent is really a lot more than a different kind of job.

In this book, he has portrayed the free agent movement as a profound social transformation. Fueled by corporate downsizing and the availability of affordable means of production due to new technologies, more and more choose to work for themselves rather than working for big organizations. It is a return to the social structure before the Industrial Revolutions.

The book has covered many practicalities of being free agents. It discusses the more flexible working schedule, different ways of networking, all the infrastructure one can use to compensate for the support of offices and then going down to the mundane issues like health insurance and tax code.

Knowing the practicalities help you gain confidence to tackle the new challenges. But the best of this book is to discover what it 'means' to be self-employed. To work for yourself is to be accountable and to be authentic. Often money is not the primary subject. Freedom to define one's goal, such as how to balance between work and family, can be more important consideration. Ultimately taking on these new responsibilities would empower individuals and to drive toward self-actualization.

2006.02.19 [, ] - comments

 

 

blog comments powered by Disqus

past articles »

 

BBC News

 

Silence to be held for Tunisia dead (03 Jul 2015)

 

Greece needs even more money - IMF (02 Jul 2015)

 

'Mass rebel attack' on Syria's Aleppo (02 Jul 2015)

 

Malaysia pushes for MH17 tribunal (03 Jul 2015)

 

Militants 'kill 150' in Nigeria (02 Jul 2015)

 

Adelaide Crows coach knifed to death (03 Jul 2015)

 

Oceans face 'acidification crisis' (03 Jul 2015)

 

First US measles death in 12 years (02 Jul 2015)

 

Sniffing could provide autism test (03 Jul 2015)

 

US gunman's sister in wedding appeal (02 Jul 2015)

more »

 

Slashdot News for nerds, stuff that matters

 

Naval Research Interested In Bringing 3D Printing To Large Scale For Ships (2015-07-03T00:30:00+00:00)

 

Google's Niantic Labs Sorry Over Death Camps In Smartphone Game (2015-07-02T23:49:00+00:00)

 

Can New Chicago Taxes On Netflix, Apple, Spotify Withstand Legal Challenges? (2015-07-02T23:04:00+00:00)

 

Google: Stop Making Apps! (A Love Letter) (2015-07-02T22:19:00+00:00)

 

UK Government Illegally Spied On Amnesty International (2015-07-02T21:34:00+00:00)

 

Google Hangouts and SMS Integration: A Mess, For Now (2015-07-02T20:50:00+00:00)

 

Microsoft Research Open Sources WorldWide Telescope (2015-07-02T20:04:00+00:00)

 

Cameron Asserts UK Gov't Will Leave No "Safe Space" For Private Communications (2015-07-02T19:20:00+00:00)

more »

 

TechPsychic Tech Rumors and Invented News

more »

 

SF Gate

 

Bay Area News (7 Jan 2012)

 

City Insider (11 Feb 2012)

 

Crime Scene (13 Feb 2012)

 

C.W Newius Column (10 Jan 2012)

 

C.W. Nevius Blog (11 Feb 2012)

 

Education News (10 Jan 2012)

 

KALW (11 Feb 2012)

 

Matier and Ross Blog (11 Feb 2012)

 

State to consider adding electricity surcharge for energy ‘hogs’ (2 Jul 2015)

 

14 questions (or statements) that get snarky replies from Siri (2 Jul 2015)

 

Daily Briefing, July 6 (2 Jul 2015)

 

S.F. to create city office to enforce Airbnb law (2 Jul 2015)

 

Daily Briefing, July 2 (1 Jul 2015)

 

Business News Roundup, July 2 (1 Jul 2015)

more »

 

Asia Times Online

 

China ramps up charges against Zhou (Fri 20 Mar 2015 11:00:00 GMT)

 

'100 dead' in Myanmar fighting (Fri 20 Mar 2015 11:00:00 GMT)

 

Tunisian president vows no mercy (Fri 20 Mar 2015 11:00:00 GMT)

 

SPENGLER Israel's 'referendum' on 'two-state solution' (Fri 20 Mar 2015 11:00:00 GMT)

 

Russia, S Ossetia sign 'integration' pact (Fri 20 Mar 2015 11:00:00 GMT)

 

US military plunges Aquino into crisis (Fri 20 Mar 2015 11:00:00 GMT)

 

Rahmon celebrates Tajik democracy (Fri 20 Mar 2015 11:00:00 GMT)

 

THE BEAR'S LAIR Being old in 2040 no fun (Fri 20 Mar 2015 11:00:00 GMT)

 

China grant boosts Nepal ties (Fri 20 Mar 2015 11:00:00 GMT)

more »

 


Site feed Updated: 2015-Jul-02 21:00