Happy Holidays! On this call, we met for the final time this year to celebrate all of you – the members of our incredible community, who inspire us every day – and discuss what we are looking forward to in 2023 and beyond!
WHAT: CTW Community bi-monthly meeting
WHERE: Watch/Listen Here!
WHEN: Thursday, December 15, 12-1pm EST
HOW: Join us on the next call! We meet every third Thursday at 12pm EST. Register for a free CTW membership here and a calendar invite will follow.
Chat room transcript:
00:05:11 Link: I was thinking Fargo
00:05:37 Shawn Fields – Field Nation: I was thinking cousin Eddie from Christmas Vacation.
00:05:59 Link: Ready for it to be over
00:06:20 Link: James love the hat mate!
00:06:30 Ruben: Solid @Glen
00:12:19 Ruben: John where’s the hat
00:12:49 Ruben: @Balaji don’t be shy, own it
00:12:52 Link: He said yes of course lol
00:13:10 Carrie: Fetching, Balaji!
00:13:26 Bondili, Balaji: I am to entertain, just don’t tell my daughter.
00:14:57 Link: https://gigsboard.com/beta/
00:15:33 Sujith Kattathara Bhaskaran – GigsBoard: gigsboard.com
00:16:05 James Wright: Thanks Link!
00:16:10 Link: https://indielist.ie/
00:16:26 Sujith Kattathara Bhaskaran – GigsBoard: We just did a Global Beta launch of gigsboard.com yesterday … Looking for everyone’s guidance & support as we move forward …..
00:16:41 David Messinger: Congrats Sujith!
00:16:50 Sujith Kattathara Bhaskaran – GigsBoard: Thanks David !
00:17:08 Jeffrey Moss: BTW, for anyone in the US, I have free Micro-Internships to give away. Can get help from college students on 15 hours projects with no cost and the payment to the student covered!
00:17:08 Link: Good work Una! I look forward to connecting soon! Exciting stuff!!
00:17:30 Una Herlihy: www.indielist.ie
00:17:35 Bryan Pena: Jeff, count me in!
00:17:53 Jeffrey Moss: Thx Bryan – just send me a note at Jeffrey@parkerdewey.com and I’ll set u up
00:18:51 Bondili, Balaji: That’s a fun hat Barry! I want one.
00:19:01 Frankie Wong: Hi All, this is Frankie and I am not new here. Here is my linkedin : linkedin.com/in/frankie-wong-546156a9
00:20:07 Una Herlihy: https://www.linkedin.com/in/%C3%BAna-herlihy-698b606/
00:23:47 Link: Thank you Doug!
00:23:49 CTW: Doug Atkin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/doug-atkin-33b1b/
00:25:20 Jeffrey Moss: Yes @John! Solving the friction problem is vital! (And Boulder is great in May)
00:25:27 James Wright: I second that shout out Jon. Link, you’ve done an AMAZING job this year!!
00:25:47 CTW: Albert de Symons Azis-Clauson: https://www.linkedin.com/in/albert-de-symons-azis-clauson-%F0%9F%A6%9A-03a97a9a/
00:26:15 Ruben: That’s big
00:26:40 Link: Thank you James. I have had an amazing team and support. Thank you team!
00:26:42 Jeffrey Moss: Grt point @Albert. And a key message for education is that these skills are vital for students interested in any professional role!
00:27:29 Todd Brous: What’s the difference between a “micro-entrepreneur” and a “freelancer”?
00:27:44 Ashley, UntapSocial: Well said, Jefffrey
00:27:46 Link: Yes Jeff! +1
00:28:04 Una Herlihy: @Jeffrey…absolutely
00:28:05 CTW: Todd: Unconscious bias?
00:28:15 Todd Brous: Ahh!!!
00:28:19 Albert Azis-Clauson: Todd, I think it’s as much about self-identification as it is about any substantive difference
00:28:46 Todd Brous: I’m biased… but I like the idea of a “micro-entrepreneur”
00:29:03 Sheila Mahoney-LifeSciHub: LifeSciHub calls it “micro-businesses”
00:29:23 Shah, Shilpa: One of the things we are trying to do in the UK is digital upskilling as part of the levelling up agenda – so we need to think about returners, retirees to avail of the opportunities to work in this way (whilst simultaneously helping businesses to understand they need to be working in this way too)
00:29:35 Todd Brous: @Sheila: Right! (That’s what my original thought was)
00:29:42 Jeffrey Moss: Yes @Surith – this is why Parker Dewey created Micro-Internships!!
00:30:01 Link: @Shipta +1
00:31:22 Una Herlihy: At The Indie List we are going out to colleges to talk to them about how the Indie List can help them earn, learn and connect in parallel with ‘traditional’ work or indeed as a freelancer.
00:31:44 Bryan Pena: Have to jump for a 9:30 meeting. Happy New Year everyone!. Love the hats!
00:31:49 Ashley, UntapSocial: @Albert, they might be the most motivated! Very interesting.
00:32:01 Albert Azis-Clauson: agreed
00:32:02 John Winsor: Happy Holidays, Bryan!!
00:32:12 Albert Azis-Clauson: and also have the most skills they need to piece together
00:32:23 Una Herlihy: Fantastic Eleanor, would love to know how that works.
00:32:52 CTW: Glen Hodgson: https://www.linkedin.com/in/glen-hodgson-36136516/
00:33:06 Jeffrey Moss: US guys from Jersey have no courtesy
00:33:14 Steve King: The Harvard Business School Managing The Future of Work project is doing a lot of research on upskilling and hiring folks without a college degree. See https://www.hbs.edu/managing-the-future-of-work/Pages/default.aspx
00:33:45 Carrie: Jeffrey moss, aren’t you a Midwesterner now…extra points for Midwestern goodness?
00:33:54 Link: Great link Steve. Thank you for sharing!
00:33:59 Albert Azis-Clauson: I’m so sorry, I have to run, but very glad to have dropped in. Have a most dope holiday period everyone. Big love to CTW
00:34:13 CTW: Steve King: https://www.linkedin.com/in/steveking2/
00:34:37 Link: That’s a good sign!
00:35:52 Glen Hodgson: Thanks Steve!
00:36:23 CTW: Balaji Bondili: https://www.linkedin.com/in/balajibondili/
00:36:34 Todd Brous: @Steve: do we have any information on the relative incomes and standard of living of this shifting population?
00:36:53 Todd Brous: I spend the last 4 days working with Stable Diffusion. OMG!
00:37:17 Todd Brous: Generative AI is replacing workers tasks
00:37:54 Todd Brous: @Isaiah: +1
00:37:56 Isaiah Trotter: That PDF shows some research on freelancers transitioning to full-time.
00:38:20 Ruben: @Isaiah looks like all those on-the-side freelancers made the leap when covid hit
00:38:28 CTW: https://amelia.ai/
00:38:46 Isaiah Trotter: Yeah for real!
00:43:34 Link: https://www.newscientist.com/article/2350655-openai-is-developing-a-watermark-to-identify-work-from-its-gpt-text-ai/
00:44:08 Arthur Ransier: Hmm.. the thought of writing with AI seems like a solution in search of a problem. There’s enough information on the Internet, today, without adding to the noise with AI-produced content
00:44:18 Todd Brous: Longer term.. these Generative AI tools will get MUCH better.
00:44:37 Todd Brous: Today, it’s an augmentation… the future will replace
00:44:52 Eryn Peters: yes and it knows how to format sources so some of them might not actually exist 😅
00:45:05 Bondili, Balaji: Todd, I agree. We are not taking seriously enough.
00:45:20 Todd Brous: @Balaji: +100
00:45:57 John Winsor: Agreed.
00:47:16 Todd Brous: I can talk about Generative AI for hours… We’re using ChatGPT to create a prompt for Stable Diffusion to generate imagery. This is making a LOT of tasks obsolete, and the tools are getting better every week.
00:48:17 CTW: Don’t be shy folks! Tell us what you have on tap for 2023!
00:48:19 Steve King: The history of technological innovation is it both destroys and creates jobs. Generative AI will definitely destroy a lot of jobs. But we think it will also create them.
00:49:24 Link: Steve agreed. It will transform K-12 too because we will be training the next generation to work with technology. It’s def a transformational period!
00:50:11 CTW: Sheila Mahoney-Jewels: https://www.linkedin.com/in/smahoneyj/
00:52:24 Link: https://lifescihub.com/
00:52:46 Una Herlihy: Apologies guys, I have to sign off now and collect my son. Great seeing you all and take care.
00:54:25 Isaiah Trotter: Since 2019, the number of digital nomads has went from ~7m to 15.5m. And I’m thinking that if we could build some more predictability in freelance work as people more to more full-time positions, it could open up the flood gates of people trying to make a switch to being nomads.
00:54:37 Steve King: @Sbeila: Great study. I hope you’re planning on sharing it with the group – and public.
00:55:44 CTW: Transparency always works best!
00:56:07 Bondili, Balaji: Best solution for risk (from antibodies) is risk pool. This risk is no different than property/ business / legal risks that companies take – why can’t there be a risk pool across marketplaces that show a backstop when something goes wrong, the community of marketplaces pays from the pool.
00:58:26 Glen Hodgson: I need to run to my next call. Thanks everyone!
00:58:38 Ashley, UntapSocial: I also need to run, thank you all for showing up and being the change!
00:59:38 Todd Brous: Happy Holidays!!!
00:59:40 James Wright: Thanks everyone and all at CTW. Another super interesting call. Wishing you all a very Merry Christmas and bring on 2023!!