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re independent workers more or less prone to mental illness? Have you ever felt depressed or anxious? Symptoms of depression may include low mood, poor energy levels, feelings of guilt and poor ‘self-worth’. Anxiety symptoms may be a result of prolonged stress and include feelings of worry, fear, agitation, panic attacks, inability to concentrate and […]
ave you heard of Deutsche Bank, an international bank that employs 91,000 employees worldwide and has a market cap of around $16bn, first established in 1870? Of course you have, but have you heard of Adyen, a Dutch based global payments company started in 2006 with 900 employees that currently has a market cap of […]
oday’s cities are as inefficient as farming was in 1950… In our book ‘Flex or Fail’, we described how technology transformed agriculture in the last century. Fifty percent of the people working in the US were active on the land in 1900. Today, less than 1 percent of the workforce does the same work and […]
ublished in The Straits Times – Singapore’s leading business newspaper. The world of jobs and pay is changing fast. Technology and automation are key drivers of change but also improvements in healthcare, with subsequent increase in longevity, changes in habits and generational shifts, are transforming labor markets. Future generations will work in positions that do […]
n our book “Flex or Fail”, we describe how advances in technology and automation are impacting jobs and pay. By 2030, automation will displace around 15% of current workers, and impact work activities of around 60% of peoples jobs. Job losses will disproportionately affect lower paid and younger workers, especially those undertaking routine repetitive tasks. […]
an you think of someone who is an Independent Worker and is ‘living the dream’ (it could be you!)? Please describe how this person lives and what you admire most in their personality (enthusiasm, energy, passion)? Are you close to becoming a person like that? How close are you to autonomy and freedom? Are you […]
ave you recently changed your job position from being employed to being an independent worker? Is becoming self-employed or starting a company an option? If so, what is your motivation? We would welcome your comments on our blog, which is related to the book ‘Flex or Fail’ which we are writing.
ell us about how your job career started? Have the jobs that you have experienced to date, fullfilled your expextations when you left college? How old were you when you started working, and how old are you now?
ell us how many jobs have you had after graduation in your working life and the duration of those jobs? How much time-off have you had in between those jobs? How old were you when you started working and how old are you now?
an you think of someone who is an independent worker, ie being-self employed by choice (it could be you!)? Please describe what they do and how they came to this decision. If this is someone you know, what do you admire about this person’s way of working & living?