I cannot explain my attraction for the Free Agent mind, heart and soul. The visionary, innovator the entrepreneurial maverick who takes risks, chases dreams and believes in things like:
- The power of creativity
- The notion of shared prosperity
- The usefulness of play
- The need for empathy
- The outcome of Global Peace
I admire the determination and mental capacity they exhibit to will one’s self forward and to step out ahead of the crowd.
I adore their commitment to independence. I adore that they don’t play it safe, yet they always play it “right.” And “right” is uniquely defined by the dictates of each Free Agent’s conscience.
I applaud the Free Agent who creates “thick value” within the economy. Meaning they add a service, product, idea, project etc. that comes to fruition by doing no harm and by not adding a cost to any people, community or society.
I champion the Free Agent who creates something that is sustainable, meaning they do not infringe on the benefits of any people, community or society in the future.
These are they who are changing the way we do work from the inside out and the consequent ripples are incrementally changing the world.
As stated before, I cannot explain my fondness of this ilk. So I leave you in the hands of an expert on the topic, Daniel Pink. As the author of Free Agent Nation he can express better than I what this Free Agent phenomenon is and where it stands today.
To learn more, I suggest you:
- Investigate his book the Free Agent Nation.
- Or, listen to his interview about the current condition of said nation: