Last Thursday night I attended a very interesting presentation by Dan Pink,
best selling author of "A Whole New Mind" and "Free Agent Nation." Dan
is a definite free agent himself, with his last "real" job being chief
speechwriter for Vice President Al Gore. The event was held at Merrill
Lynch's HQ on K Street and organized by the Washington Network Group. I
was stopped twice and my name checked before I got to the elevator.
Tight security -- there were no freeloaders at this event!
In the coming Conceptual Age, contends author Dan Pink, creative "right-brain" thinkers gain leverage with corporations while linear "left-brain" thinkers, dominant in the Information Age, become more of a commodity.
Should you still want to be a free agent? Fast Company's Dan Pink, the man who discovered Free Agent Nation, talks about life during a recession, the secret joys of working at home, and seven dirty words of the free-agent economy.