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Lead the Work: Navigating a World Beyond Employment by David Creelman, Ravin Jesuthasan, John W. Boudreau

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Foreword

A few years ago I attended an HR conference where I found myself on a panel with a freelancer. He had no desire to work for a corporation, nor a manager for that matter. And he was clearly very good at his craft—someone my company would want to hire.

“I get that you love the independence,” I said. “But what about your training and development? How do you stay on the leading edge of your craft?”

“Meet-ups,” he said. Seeing my uninformed gaze, he went on. “We get together online and arrange festival-like gatherings, often on the campuses of Bay Area companies, inviting the best players to come and speak. Great for networking too.”

I tried another tack. “What about a sense of community? Don't you get bored or stale working alone all day?” ...

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