by SJ Barakony | Featured Contributor 


‘Lean in … it’s rising day by day.’


As this weblog goes stay, we discover ourselves on a chronological cusp; it’s not simply A New 12 months’s Eve/Day:  it marks a completely new decade!

The 2020’s will carry us untold innovation which’ll make us do double-takes; one development, although, that we will higher perceive because it’s been rising since ~ 2008 ?


A > It has a number of monikers:  Gig / Sharing / Youpreneur


All = synonyms for an impartial workforce which’ll proceed to enhance day after day life, as long as we don’t stoke concern, assume, develop into too comfy, or let company entities dictate the narrative.

Right here’s a basic Q:


How can we entrepreneurs be trailblazers for our peer technology, these older, and, sure, youthful, for this financial paradigm?


Gigs are Nice

We’ve doubtless heard, or know somebody who’s a ‘facet’ hustler; this particular person’s additionally a facet ‘gigger’.  She’s pursuing gig financial system revenue, pushed not by buying and selling models of time for forex/ & cents; reasonably, by way of representing a product/s, service/s, &/or sharing her specialised data in/to , incomes $$ in return.

This infographic provides a flyover, displaying what number of ‘gigs’ can be found, simply by way of smartphone apps.

But, there’s much more at ‘work’ right here: Complete new enterprise fashions have, and can proceed to be fashioned. One current instance?  Click on right here.

The again to again [ ‘blue’ & ‘white’ collar ] industrial ages shall proceed to be supplanted by gigs, though it’ll necessitate re framing, difficult 20th century assumptions, & being keen to change calculated threat for extra time & monetary flexibility.


For it issues not, how a lot we personal, the automobiles . . . the home . . . the money. What issues is how we stay and love and the way we spend our sprint.


Diane Mulcahy, The Gig Economic system: The Full Information to Getting Higher Work, Taking Extra Time Off, and Financing the Life You Need .”


Sharing = Collaborative = Interdependent   

Share & share alike ..’ – weren’t we instructed this by a doting mother or father(s), or perhaps a major faculty trainer in some unspecified time in the future?

Nevertheless, as we aged into maturity, and began our enterprise(es), we’d’ve forgotten this sage recommendation. We both realized learn how to be dependent ( ‘make use of’[ee] – for use (utilized)) , and/or that we needed to be a cowgirl, & do entrepreneurship all by ourselves, as an in-dependent.

Not so quick!  Sharing financial fashions allow us to rebuild belief with our friends, be inter-dependent, and discover/leverage methods to collaborate & associate with others.

This visible is value many phrases.


Multisided Platforms / ‘MatchmakerEconomics

This new financial period is restoring and flat out creating new sparks of creativity that had been misplaced within the very linear, centralized, & hierarchical industrial ages previous it.

This terrific submit will make you suppose; subsequent time you seize your smartphone & seek for an AirBnB, you’ll have a look at this analysis in a recent means.

Matchmaker (‘ing) is value trillions – it squeezes inefficiencies out of standard producer/vendor→ client/purchaser bilateral relationships & builds bridges. It’s past intriguing & sits squarely on this new [ec]-onomy.


What’s aYou” Preneur, anyway?!  

YOU ‘re value way over a inflexible, pre-defined wage, wage, or compensation package deal. Shouldn’t your pay be aligned with absolutely the worth you ship to your clientele, & not based mostly on the utilization of house & time ( = occupar / occupation ) ?

Most, if not all, entrepreneurial minded individuals studying this might say ‘completely!’

Thus, we’ve 2 phrases fused collectively, making a combo which richly displays the spirit, coronary heart, & mindset of this new financial mannequin:  YOU + [entre] preneur.



There are 5 (‘for the hand’) root points which stand in the way in which of ‘giggers’ & ‘youpreneurs’ ‘sharing’ extra & constructing a stronger entrepreneurial edifice within the 2020’s:


  • Our 125+ yr outdated education ( not actually schooling ) tracks, ‘Ok-12
  • Worry ( cynicism, unhealthy skepticism, & negativity )
  • A very damaged political system
  • The incumbent hierarchies


  • Consolation/familiarity


We will hurdle over the primary by specializing in self-directing our schooling & loosening the grip of credentialed diploma signaling ( esp if we have now workers ); subsequent, we will win out over concern by being devoted & targeted; thirdly, how about turning in the direction of native elections to drive grassroots transformation upwards to state/provincial &/or nationwide/federal workplaces?

Fourth, be clever to what the ‘established order’ says, and particularly does. Usually instances, they’ll try to purchase affect by means of the deeply flawed politics of as we speak. Don’t allow them to; put your belief in your individual small enterprise & these of your friends. Lastly, don’t relaxation in your laurels or learn your individual press clippings. All the time attempt to take a seat in a studying zone.


Future = Free: IF we Select

Many step as much as ‘be their very own boss’ ; but, the guarantees heralded in transition are usually misplaced within the haze of working tougher, not smarter.

Freedom is such an overused phrase; for the needs of this submit, let’s body it this fashion: It’s having many acutely aware selections at all times obtainable to match with our  most irreplaceable asset, time.

The extremely flex & portability obtainable within the gig/sharing financial system is there for the taking. Lean into it!


Twitter ‘To-Do’s 


Sharing Economy

Future Workforce




Let’s ‘future’ proof

… your corporation(es).

Be distinctive & keen to unlearn what you had been taught in a traditional classroom about economics & entrepreneurship.


A dozen things I’ve learned about …

6 Ghosts of Worry


… Multisided Markets

The Matchmakers 


Mutual Support Societies & the Gig Economic system

Rise of the Youpreneur


Learn to Lead

25 Concepts …


Summing up 

  • A serious milestone is upon us!
  • A basic query …
  • A number of monikers
  • Multisided & matchmaker
  • 5 challenges
  • Free”dom
  • Future’ proofing


Thank YOU for studying!


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