Larry Page Has An Elegant Plan To Deal With All The Jobs That Are Getting Wiped Out By Technology →
#the future of work
Google CEO Larry Page was asked how society should deal with unemployment that may arise from technological advances.
This is part of the shared jobs idea Drew and I we were discussing earlier this year, where people with complementary skills join forces to:
1) Go after a bigger project together, or
2) To make it easy on the brain (and the client), and work the skill they’re best at
I predict talent coming from communities like ours: talent that enjoys sharing and is open to these ideas and that is creative, ready and happy.
A second prediction, or the next step: finding –or creating– that common language that the two parties will need to be efficient, creative, open, and collaborative. I also believe this can be done in our circles, because those are the behaviors we foster.
It took someone with a bigger audience to bring this idea up, I say we follow up ;)
One Design Company – Chicago Web Design →
We transform research and insight into memorable web design, development and brand strategy.
there’s a new ODC site! my old team is there, The Coop is in there, their new process is outlined, everything is wonderful.
the character of language.
On the new marketing, and business development as “community development”
#the new marketing
Could this be a good example (read: situation) where community experts could link two communities through the new marketing, or for businesses to learn about the benefit of marketing to communities and support their development? Are we there yet? :)
Case 1– Intermarché launches a campaign to market “undesired” vegetables; the goal is to avoid food waste.
This is the new marketing applied: strategies to solve existing problems, and catering to a community that already cares about this situation, but that may not necessarily be organized yet.
A campaign video is here.
Case 2– The community behind Disco Soupe is organized and has strong links (beyond event interactions).
Idea– Intermarché could grow their new community (read: consumers who accepted their move) by creating links with the Soupe community, thus linking Intermarché members to initiatives where they can *apply* what they learned (bought) through the store.
These actions are happening already, worlwide, but my focus is directed towards analyzing this strategy and sharing it with businesses…
"the thing that differentiaties scientists is purely an artistic ability to discern what is a good idea, what is a beautiful idea, what is worth spending time on, and, more importantly, what is a problem that is sufficiently interesting, yet sufficiently difficult that it hasn’t yet been solved, but the time for solving it has come now."
#scientists of today
Savas Dimopoulos, too true.
And imagine if you played with the start a bit: “the thing that differentiates artists is a purely scientific ability to…” ;)
No Time to Think - The New York Times →
Related to our conversations about doing without taking time to reflect.
"But you can’t solve or let go of problems if you don’t allow yourself time to think about them. It’s an imperative ignored by our culture, which values doing more than thinking and believes answers are in the palm of your hand rather than in your own head."
As I was telling someone earlier: it’s not about stopping to think and not doing; it’s about doing after reflecting; I believe we’re ready for it.
This also reminds me of Kundera’s dancer.
"justo ayer me acordaba de ti cuando platicaba a otra persona acerca de mis amigas de intereses nicho"
this is right, and #vscocam (at Adventure Day at Wilmette, IL)
Freelancers Union Launches National Benefits Platform →
At the Clinton Global Initiative America event today, Freelancers Union founder and executive director Sara Horowitz unveiled a new national benefits platform for free agents. The program allows the 42 million freelancers across the U.S. to gain access to a slew of benefits they would not normally get that has been specifically vetted and curated by Freelancers Union:
Another step toward happier and more secure (read: daring) freelancers :)))