Moving from Consumption to Connection

Moving from Consumption to Connection

How can you tell that the ideas of the Quiet Revolution and New Mutualism are taking off? When Maria Shriver's Shriver Report comes asking about it. Here's a transcript of an interview I did with them. 

Independent workers now account for one third of the American workforce. How...

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The Legacy of the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire

The Legacy of the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire

There are moments that change everything.

One hundred three years ago today was one of those moments.

Just before 5 pm on March 25, 1911, a passerby saw smoke coming from the 8th floor of the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory at 29 Washington Street in Manhattan’s Greenwich Village.

The hundreds...

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Map the Quiet Revolution in Your City

Map the Quiet Revolution in Your City

The Quiet Revolution is rising up in every corner of this country -- our map proves it! Thanks to the submissions of our members, we now know hundreds of places that are connecting and empowering the new workforce.

The “How to be a Quiet Revolutionary” map features any place that’s...

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How do you pay taxes in the sharing economy? A live Q&A

How do you pay taxes in the sharing economy? A live Q&A

People are piecing together their income in all kinds of ways we never would have thought possible even a few years ago.

There are now freelance accountants who rent their extra room on Airbnb, sell some handknit scarves on Etsy, all while picking up Lyft rides on the side -- and...

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Quiet Revolutionaries Grow the Map

Quiet Revolutionaries Grow the Map

Yesterday, we rolled out our new interactive “How to be a Quiet Revolutionary” map. Honestly, we didn’t know what kind of response it would get.

Members and other freelancers have been telling me for years that there’s a major social change underway -- that so many of us are...

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The Quiet Revolution Is Here. Help Us Map It.

The Quiet Revolution Is Here. Help Us Map It.

We’re at the start of a Quiet Revolution -- and independent workers are leading the way.

We’re lifting our collective middle fingers to an economy that’s no longer in line with our values. From coworking spaces to food co-ops to credit unions, we’re driving big change by...

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Welcome to the Quiet Revolution

Welcome to the Quiet Revolution

The Quiet Revolution has started.

The policymakers and corporate titans might not recognize it yet. But in small ways, you’re probably contributing to the Quiet Revolution already.

It’s a revolution away from consumption and toward connection. Away from individual acquisition and toward collective action. It’s a million...

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Building the Road to Happiness

Building the Road to Happiness

Freelancers are figuring out how to build a road to true happiness.

That’s what I’m learning from the reaction to my recent piece in Fast Company. Happiness is what we’re really searching for when we talk about “success.”

It’s not money or notoriety. It’s time...

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How to Make Laws that Actually Work for the New Economy

How to Make Laws that Actually Work for the New Economy

The rules for the new economy haven't been written yet. Well, they have...it's just that they were written 50+ years ago when the 9-to-5, 30-years-and-a-gold-watch career path was the rule, not the exception. They haven't kept up with the changing economy or the new workforce.

The...

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How to Build Your Love Bank

How to Build Your Love Bank

I wrote this piece for last September's issue of Computer Arts, but I was thinking about it again recently. This idea of a "Love Bank" is so important in becoming a 360 Freelancer. How's your Love Bank doing?

Freelancers know that relationships are everything. They can get you...

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