By Doug McCullough and Brooke Medina If you ask most people about their impression of entrepreneurship, they might use words like “small business” or “innovation” or describe it as “working for yourself.” Some may go beyond that and paint a picture of an audacious Silicon Valley founder who boldly takes risks and tirelessly overcomes challenges. For others, an … [Read more...] about What Is Entrepreneurship?
By Barry Brownstein More than 20 years ago, Dan Pink, former chief speechwriter for Vice President Al Gore, foresaw the gig economy. In a 1997 essay, “Free Agent Nation,” for the then-fledgling magazine Fast Company, Pink estimated “more than 16% of the American workforce” were free agents—"people who move from project to project and who work on their own, sometimes for … [Read more...] about California Is Trying to Roll Back the Gig Economy but “Natural Liberty” Will Prevail
By Paul Boyce One of the main stressors of teaching is the sheer amount of testing. Students are tested as frequently as twice per month and an average of once per month. While testing has been around for decades, its increased involvement returned in 2002. As a result of the No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB), teachers are “teaching to test.” These tests were designed to … [Read more...] about The Teacher Shortage Is Real and about to Get Much Worse. Here’s Why
By Michael Munger The difference between contractors and employees is important. A “contractor,” from the Latin verb to draw together different things, is someone who brings their own tools and skills, and does a (relatively) brief stint of work in a defined task. An “employee,” from the Latin verb to be entangled, associated, or connected, is someone who predictably works … [Read more...] about You Can’t Create Jobs by Outlawing Work
By Katy Gambella As a manager for a job placement company, I oversee a lot of talent searches for entry/junior employees. This means I get to interact with a lot of young professionals and have a front-row seat for one of the most exciting (and often overwhelming) times for burgeoning professionals: the job search. As you can imagine, I’ve seen some really … [Read more...] about 10 Mistakes Young Professionals Make While Job Hunting