Daily Archives: 07/03/2017

The Native Renaissance – By Dr. Dhanpaul Narine

The Native Renaissance – By Dr. Dhanpaul Narine

Dr. Dhanpaul Narine

What do Achuar, Altai, Awa, Gunai, and Tat have in common? If you are not sure, how about Pee Posh, PNong, Yapa Yapa, and Yora? These are some of the languages of indigenous peoples across the globe. In fact, native peoples speak about 4,000 of the 7,000 languages that exist. The importance and value of native peoples cannot be overestimated in today’s discourses about the need for a balanced ecosystem.

There is much that the world can learn from native peoples about conservation, and the protection of the diversity that we call Planet Earth. But it has not been easy for these chasers of the sun. The lack of an indigenous policy has meant that in many cases the rights of native peoples have been violated.     Continue reading

The Future Of Work Is Already Here – The “Gig Economy”- By Michael Solomon

The Future Of Work Is Already Here

An interview with Michael Solomon, founder of 10x Management, on the rise of the freelancer and what happens next.

While we’ve been busy talking politics and debating healthcare, the future of work has already arrived. A massive shift away from traditional positions and professions has occurred, with up to 35% of workers in the United States participating in what’s been coined as the “gig economy.” It may sound like hipster lingo, but the gig economy refers to a work market in which the jobs are done via contract by freelancers. And it is definitely not a fad.

The growth of the gig economy is expected to rise exponentially as technology and internet access booms, enabling even highly skilled workers to make a living using platforms online.     Continue reading