Responses to questions on Do you know how to leverage your skills?:
> Do you agree that we are moving to an on-demand-economy?
Kind of. I think the percentage of that in the economy will increase. It has always been there, it is just growing now.
> Is entrepreneurship, consulting and freelancing taking over from full time employment?
Kind of, it is increasing. I don't think it will constitute more hours than full time employment (for the next 20 years - in the very long term it is hard to predict). One thing that had been a nearly catastrophic macro-economic problem (and an actually catastrophic problem for many people) with this in the USA is how closely health insurance was tied to employment. The minor reforms to the USA health care system (it is only a tiny bit of what is needed - USA has, and still, costs twice as much for health care as other rich countries with no better results, hundreds of thousands of bankruptcies...) make significant strides in 1 area: making health care a bit less directly tied to your employer (largely by getting rid of pre-existing condition barriers). The USA system is still far too tied to your employer but it isn't as catastrophically bad as it was before the minor reforms.
> Are you already working as a consultant or freelancing?
> Have you thought about what your skills are and how they can be applied to other areas? If so,
> have you found any new areas of interest?
Not really, I do what interests me and take a bit of effort to focus on making some money. Though I could focus a bunch more on making money. Much of what I spend my time on doesn't make much but as long as the balance of what I want to do and having money to do it are pretty well in line I am ok.
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