Posts Tagged ‘Changes’

Hooray the Freelance Economy

Icon Written by Alora on August 17, 2010 – 10:40 am

Is the freelance economy cause for concern or celebration? Arguments can be made either way, but I think that, by and large, the freelance economy represents freedom, flexibly and opportunity in ways our former standard economic models never managed.

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Grumble, Bumble, Facebook Trouble

Icon Written by Alora on June 3, 2010 – 10:53 am

What does it say about your business if you bans access to Facebook and Twitter? I think it says a lot about your culture — most of which isn’t good.

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It’s Not a Career Path, It’s a Career Highway

Icon Written by Alora on March 29, 2010 – 11:55 am

As a career management advocate turned Entrepreneur Evangelist, I recently had an epiphany that clarified some of the change I’ve experienced over the past two years, as I’ve moved from my old life to my new one. I’ve been lacking an effective metaphor to describe both the process and my present (and potentially future) state. […]

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A ‘No Vacation Policy’ Policy

Icon Written by Alora on March 18, 2010 – 11:10 am

Last spring, I was reading the annual WorldBlu list of the most democratically run organizations in the world. One of the companies that caught my eye was one whose democratic organizational practices included eliminating a formal vacation day policy. I remember making a mental note of the idea, because I liked it and wanted to […]

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Small Business Skydiving

Icon Written by Alora on March 15, 2010 – 12:27 pm

As my year-end consumption of ‘top ten lists‘ continues, I came across one on Chicago Now called “The Top 10 Small Business Trends of the Decade” by Barry Moltz.  In the list he mentions several things that have all dovetailed together to define the changing nature of work — most centered around the pros and […]

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Not Being Penny Wise and Pound Foolish

Icon Written by Alora on February 24, 2010 – 10:00 am

I love startups. I love the chaos. I love the insane hours. I love the energy. I love the types of people who are attracted to work on high-risk ideas with long odds. I love the culture that evolves around them. I love it all. I have spent my career hopping from one startup to […]

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The Entrepreneurial Economy

Icon Written by Alora on February 23, 2010 – 7:53 pm

As my year-end consumption of ‘top ten lists‘ continues, I came across one on Chicago Now called “The Top 10 Small Business Trends of the Decade” by Barry Moltz.  In the list he mentions several things that have all dovetailed together to define the changing nature of work — most centered around the pros and […]

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Through the Entrepreneurial Looking Glass

Icon Written by Alora on February 17, 2010 – 10:35 am

In a recent blog post, author Scott Ginsberg recently asked Have You Executed These Ten Essentials of Entrepreneurial Excellence? He then listed off the ten things he highlights as essential for entrepreneurs to be truly successful: Prestige requires pandemonium Confidence requires congruency Fame requires flexibility Success requires surrender. Creativity requires curiosity Originality requires murder Serendipity […]

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The Science of Incentivization in the World of 21st Century Work

Icon Written by Alora on February 12, 2010 – 12:39 pm

This is an awesome video, and well worth watching. Very clear outline, and a great example of Information Economy thinking. What is more motivating than traditional ‘incentive’ packages? Autonomy Mastery Purpose The new “operating system” for business.

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Using Tech to Make More Businesses Non-Tech

Icon Written by Alora on January 22, 2010 – 10:30 am

I grew up in a family-owned business.  I remember, back in the early 1980’s, when my mother (the bookkeeper) got her first computer for the business: it was a Data General and it was bigger than our dishwasher.  It had five-and-a-quarter floppy disks; it had virtually no RAM to speak of; and it came with […]

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