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Elastic: Flexible Thinking in a Time of Change is a smart book about getting new and innovative ideas we all need as freelancers, not to mention creatives. Written by Leonard Mlodinow, a theoretical physicist who co-authored two bestselling books with the late Stephen Hawking, it is well researched, evidence-based, as well as daring.
As a part of ongoing Freelance Business Month, Robert Vlach will be discussing Freelancer’s business negotiations in an online Q&A session this Thursday. There are 50 seats left, you can register for free and submit your questions in advance.
Congrats to Rafael Nadal for winning his 20th Grand Slam title today at Roland Garros 🏆 He’s a true role model as an independent professional and also the sport’s greatest fighter: “Keep going, stay positive,” was his message to the crowd after the match.
Speaking of fighters, this is also a reminder to catch up with Steven Pressfield’s ongoing video series about The Warrior Archetype. It’s surprising how relevant are these ancient histories for our hardships today.
The Future of Airbnb seems to be more local and rural, based on short-distance longer-term rentals, according to Airbnb CEO Brian Chesky and The New York Times. Many hosts were upset by their recent refund policy siding with guests, but home rentals now outperform hotels.
Freelance Heroes is an outstanding community of 10,000+ UK-based freelancers. They run a members directory, organize a Freelancer Heroes Day on November 6, and have a blog as well as a podcast — its latest episode with Elina Jutelyte covered the now-running Freelance Business Month.
Freelance Business Month, this year’s largest online event for freelancers, has just been launched. You can still register for free and learn from over 50 speakers from all over the world. It’s truly one of the few 2020’s positive highlights 🎯
The Freelancers Manifesto that has just been released by European Freelancers Week ahead of the main event is an excellent piece of policy change to be implemented. Please add your signature to support the good cause ✌ Here’s the abridged outline:
We’re proud to welcome our new star member: Mark McGuinness is a UK-based coach for creative professionals, author of four books for creatives, a contributor to two international bestsellers, and host of The 21st Century Creative podcast ⭐
One won’t expect independent professionals to sign $100-million exclusivity deals. Yet that’s precisely what happened with Joe Rogan and Spotify, binding the most famous podcaster to the largest streaming platform. Good for him, rather risky for Spotify 🤞