Free Agent

Person working independently: contractor, freelancer, consultant, etc.

  • Many people also apply this to Framing your BigCo job like a contractor: figure out who your client is, figure out how to make them successful, etc. See related Brand You.
  • Some might say this doesn't apply to a One Man Show product company.

Does builder of a small company count, or do you have to be a One Man Show?

Name popularized by Dan Pink's Free Agent Nation. (Agency)

Jerry Weinberg once said:

  • everyone's heard the old nugget "Never a borrower nor lender be"
  • my father taught me the additional rule "Never a renter nor a landlord be"
  • I've found things work best for me when I follow the rule "Never an employee nor employer be"

Maybe you need to Fire Almost Everyone

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