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Hosts Bernie Mitchell and Trevor Twining discuss emerging issues of the modern workforce including freelancing, coworking, remote work and the successes and challenges that come from walking the path less travelled.

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Luke Robert Manson #FutureFest18

Luke Robert Manson #FutureFest18 Luke Robert Manson Virtual Futures In this episode we speak with Luke Robert Manson Virtual Futures reviver. The Virtual Future Conference is a mid 1990’s cyber culture conference. Luke Robert Manson attended the University of Warwick where he first discovered the conference as an undergraduate student. He discusses with us his thesis work at University of Warwick. Also Luke gives us a bit of background history about the conference and how they brought it back to life with discussion of key figures in the cyberpunk movement for which the conference was founded. We go on to talks about the science fiction aspect of Virtual Futures and the prime members of cyber virtual reality and cybersex with earlier virtual reality. In the episode, talks about the importance of relationship with robotics and humanity are briefly highlighted and Luke discusses the Lights of Soho. He also talks about his experience in Brooklyn, NY with new people in startups. Also w...

26 MIN2018 MAY 25
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What Is The Barcelona en Beta Documentary? With Albert Cañigueral

What Is The Barcelona en Beta Documentary? With Albert Cañigueral In this upbeat episode of What Is The Barcelona en Beta Documentary? With Albert Cañigueral Bernie discusses with guest Albert Canigueral the “Barcelona en Beta Documentary.” Most of all, it delves in topic talk about the digital transformation of society based around artificial intelligence, digital platforms, machine learning and the automation of work. Especially relevant, the discussion informs about the project put into place to change the effects on digital society. However, the different attitudes of society and thought processes in society with social change and moving forward. Albert Canigueral is a connector at Ouishare who’s vision and goals for the project are to design city that can change and become more prosperous future through digital platforms ad ultimately with change in Spain and Latin America. Also, this episode will further discuss the description of the Barcelona en Beta project, it’s vari...

22 MIN2018 MAY 17
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What Is The Barcelona en Beta Documentary? With Albert Cañigueral

Why Do Sharetribe Love Steward-Ownership So Much?

Why Do ShareTribe Love Steward-Ownership So Much? A glimpse into the Share Economy Platform with Juho In this episode, we spoke with our friend Juho just before he became an equity crowdfunded millionaire! Why Do ShareTribe Love Steward-Ownership So Much? We,ll we will discuss the many issues and ways people in the share economy platform can build their businesses. Juho who is from Finland and runs the company ShareTribe. He will give us an overall look at the way the share economy system affects people in all aspects. Also, potential ways in which the share economy model can work for everyone. While there are many ways in which this peer to peer marketplace can advance, there’s ways in which it can advance so that no one is struggling when they are trying to thrive. ShareTribes fight is to get the share economy platform to share the market place for free without technology. This is an attempt to make the market place accessible for everyone to thrive. For practical implications of...

30 MIN2018 MAY 16
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Why Do Sharetribe Love Steward-Ownership So Much?

How Free Are You As A Freelancer? With Michel Bauwens

How Free Are You As A Freelancer? With Michel Bauwens Michel Bauwens different aspects of being a freelancer How Free You As A Freelancer? with Michel Bauwens we talk about the future of work and the autonomous worker. Michel who is founder at the P2P Foundation as well as advisor at SMart gives insight into being an freelancer. We further discuss the issues of whether or not people are as free as they believe they are when becoming a freelancer. However, it discusses the politics of freelancing. With anything there’s a good side and downside but Michel helps us to understand the aspects of working as a freelancer. The issues are dealing with being seen as a capitalist and not having to the ability to be as free as you want in the freelance industry. The seemingly bad side about it is that people are seemingly a slave to the industry and highly underpaid for their work. Also, the issue is global and only a small minority lives better as a freelancer then most people who become a fr...

40 MIN2018 MAY 16
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How Free Are You As A Freelancer? With Michel Bauwens

What Makes Coworking Bansko So Cool?

What Makes Coworking Bansko So Cool? Q. What Makes Coworking Bansko So Cool? A. It’s in a ski resort! Matthais explains how he started Coworking Bansko In this episode, we talk to nomad legend Matthias E Zeitler, co-founder of Bansko. Matthias who has been running a startup for many years talks about how he transitioned into the Bansko co-working business. Bansko is a cool ski- resortwhere they have living co-working spaces for people who are freelancers and seek a since of community where they can build their businesses as well. Matthias explains how he got started and how he’s worked in many different locations around the world be settling on Bansko. When Matthias thought of the idea he was still a member in a co-working space in Salzburg and saw an idea something similar to where he drew inspiration to build Bansko. He also explains his attraction to Bulgaria and the mountainous region and why he wanted to settle Coworking Bansko in the Bulgarian mountains. The goal for Bansko ...

21 MIN2018 MAY 11
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Introduction To The Coworking Canvas By The Coworking Accelerator Team

Introduction To The Coworking Canvas By The Coworking Accelerator Team Coworking Canvas in explanation: In this episode we are speaking with Sam, David and Claire at the 8th Coworking Conference. They discuss the critical elements that they think are beneficial to getting good quality coworking in any suitable environment. More over, Further discussed are the underpinned values of Coworking Canvas and how spaces are going to help develop people. They talk about coworking spaces bringing nurturing elements to people as freelancers, businesses and the coworking community to bring growth within the community. Also, it brings a sense of identity to those who find it difficult to find their identity elsewhere. They also share the opinions on how to best service the community in co-working in the space tailoring it to members needs. Also, discussed are the functionality of a coworking space mix use of space with businesses, freelancers, non-profits. The Coworking platform is to help peopl...

26 MIN2018 MAY 10
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Introduction To The Coworking Canvas By The Coworking Accelerator Team

How To Be An Really Outlandish Tech Coop!

How To Be An Really Outlandish Tech Coop! What does that mean? Outlandish is a London based tech agency that operates as a worker-ownedcoop. In this episode we speak with Abbey, Mateus and Polly members of Outlandish which is a digital agency company that helps people with tech tools and website building. They give an explanation as to what Outlandish is all about. Also in the episode we discuss School Cuts. School Cuts is where people can find out about and fight school cuts in their area. People can search box allowing people to search by school or postcode to find out exactly how much the schools near them were likely to lose in funding. There’s mention of Space4, CoTech which you can find their information in the links below to learn more about them. In the you will learn more about them working with other Tech Coops and how they build networking skills through Coop projects, especially with other companies. Also discussed are hosted projects dealing with digital activism, the ...

23 MIN2018 APR 20
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So What Is The Future Of Work? With Neil Usher

ESo What Is The Future Of Work? With Neil Usher In this episode, discussed is Future of Work. Bernie interviews Neil Usher in person at the Herman Miller Showroom in Holborn, London. So What Is The Future Of Work? Neil Usher Explains: As Margarete described Neil in her detailed post12 Steps to Create a Fantastic Workplaceon Medium: “Why Well-Designed Spaces Have a Positive Impact onPeople Neil Usher has more than 25 years of experience in helping organizations to transform their workplace into unique and inspiring working environments. He writes a lotabout how to create a perfect workplace.” We discuss what people mean when they talk about the future of work and when they started obsessing over the phrase. Neil makes a few easy to apply recommendationabout how to stop ‘boiling the ocean’ or ‘navel gazing’ on the term and create a human workplace where people can thrive and connect. Links in the show: Neil’s Book on AmazonThe Elemental Workplace: How to create a fantastic workp...

26 MIN2018 MAR 27
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So What Is The Future Of Work? With Neil Usher

Freelance Heroes Day 2018 With Ed Goodman

EFreelance Heroes Day 2018 with Ed Gordon In this episode, we discuss Freelance Heroes Day 2018. Bernie and Trevor interviews Ed Gordon in Cambridge. What is Freelance Heroes Day 2018? Ed Gordon explains it as a social media event but, it will be the first physical get together. Wolverhampton, England is the location of choice for the event that’s chosen as the second choice from a survey. Ed Gordon is the co-founder of Freelance Heroes Group and Freelance Heroes Day. Ed is a freelance social media trainer, he runs a co-working space in Cambridge and he a coach for a kids football team. Freelance Heroes Day 2018 event was to attract people widely from outside of the London area. Ed also discusses in the interview some of the major topics which were discussed at the event. Aptly, topics surrounding issues with Freelancers. Former stand up comedian John Torres and video blogger Steve Foland were at Freelance Heroes Day. Also discussed are the process to get tickets for the event and h...

35 MIN2018 MAR 20
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Freelance Heroes Day 2018 With Ed Goodman

Cat Johnson – Coworking Content Alliance

ECat Johnson – Coworking Content Alliance In this episode, Trevor and Bernie interview Cat Johnson of Coworking Content Alliance. Cat explains the reasons as to why people can’t find the time to blog and the comfort level that comes with content writing in the co-working society. Cat’s focus Cat gives pointers to people who to become more comfortable in the co-working atmosphere. She talks about helping teaching people with their challenges of time, blog and do content in less time and prioritizing their content. She shares how to avoid ‘crop dust marketing’ and why trying to reach everyone means you won’t reach anyone. Make sure you seek out all the valuable blogs and resources on Cat’s website here All of Cat’s articles on Shareable.net Grab Cat’s Coworking Out Loud book here on Amazon Join the Cat’s very active Facebook group for Coworking Content practitioners. Freelancer Heros Facebook Group for UKbased Freelancers. “Marketing is a commitment, not campaign” –Jon Bus...

34 MIN2017 NOV 16
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Luke Robert Manson #FutureFest18

Luke Robert Manson #FutureFest18 Luke Robert Manson Virtual Futures In this episode we speak with Luke Robert Manson Virtual Futures reviver. The Virtual Future Conference is a mid 1990’s cyber culture conference. Luke Robert Manson attended the University of Warwick where he first discovered the conference as an undergraduate student. He discusses with us his thesis work at University of Warwick. Also Luke gives us a bit of background history about the conference and how they brought it back to life with discussion of key figures in the cyberpunk movement for which the conference was founded. We go on to talks about the science fiction aspect of Virtual Futures and the prime members of cyber virtual reality and cybersex with earlier virtual reality. In the episode, talks about the importance of relationship with robotics and humanity are briefly highlighted and Luke discusses the Lights of Soho. He also talks about his experience in Brooklyn, NY with new people in startups. Also w...

26 MIN2018 MAY 25
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Luke Robert Manson #FutureFest18

What Is The Barcelona en Beta Documentary? With Albert Cañigueral

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22 MIN2018 MAY 17
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What Is The Barcelona en Beta Documentary? With Albert Cañigueral

Why Do Sharetribe Love Steward-Ownership So Much?

Why Do ShareTribe Love Steward-Ownership So Much? A glimpse into the Share Economy Platform with Juho In this episode, we spoke with our friend Juho just before he became an equity crowdfunded millionaire! Why Do ShareTribe Love Steward-Ownership So Much? We,ll we will discuss the many issues and ways people in the share economy platform can build their businesses. Juho who is from Finland and runs the company ShareTribe. He will give us an overall look at the way the share economy system affects people in all aspects. Also, potential ways in which the share economy model can work for everyone. While there are many ways in which this peer to peer marketplace can advance, there’s ways in which it can advance so that no one is struggling when they are trying to thrive. ShareTribes fight is to get the share economy platform to share the market place for free without technology. This is an attempt to make the market place accessible for everyone to thrive. For practical implications of...

30 MIN2018 MAY 16
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Why Do Sharetribe Love Steward-Ownership So Much?

How Free Are You As A Freelancer? With Michel Bauwens

How Free Are You As A Freelancer? With Michel Bauwens Michel Bauwens different aspects of being a freelancer How Free You As A Freelancer? with Michel Bauwens we talk about the future of work and the autonomous worker. Michel who is founder at the P2P Foundation as well as advisor at SMart gives insight into being an freelancer. We further discuss the issues of whether or not people are as free as they believe they are when becoming a freelancer. However, it discusses the politics of freelancing. With anything there’s a good side and downside but Michel helps us to understand the aspects of working as a freelancer. The issues are dealing with being seen as a capitalist and not having to the ability to be as free as you want in the freelance industry. The seemingly bad side about it is that people are seemingly a slave to the industry and highly underpaid for their work. Also, the issue is global and only a small minority lives better as a freelancer then most people who become a fr...

40 MIN2018 MAY 16
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How Free Are You As A Freelancer? With Michel Bauwens

What Makes Coworking Bansko So Cool?

What Makes Coworking Bansko So Cool? Q. What Makes Coworking Bansko So Cool? A. It’s in a ski resort! Matthais explains how he started Coworking Bansko In this episode, we talk to nomad legend Matthias E Zeitler, co-founder of Bansko. Matthias who has been running a startup for many years talks about how he transitioned into the Bansko co-working business. Bansko is a cool ski- resortwhere they have living co-working spaces for people who are freelancers and seek a since of community where they can build their businesses as well. Matthias explains how he got started and how he’s worked in many different locations around the world be settling on Bansko. When Matthias thought of the idea he was still a member in a co-working space in Salzburg and saw an idea something similar to where he drew inspiration to build Bansko. He also explains his attraction to Bulgaria and the mountainous region and why he wanted to settle Coworking Bansko in the Bulgarian mountains. The goal for Bansko ...

21 MIN2018 MAY 11
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What Makes Coworking Bansko So Cool?

Introduction To The Coworking Canvas By The Coworking Accelerator Team

Introduction To The Coworking Canvas By The Coworking Accelerator Team Coworking Canvas in explanation: In this episode we are speaking with Sam, David and Claire at the 8th Coworking Conference. They discuss the critical elements that they think are beneficial to getting good quality coworking in any suitable environment. More over, Further discussed are the underpinned values of Coworking Canvas and how spaces are going to help develop people. They talk about coworking spaces bringing nurturing elements to people as freelancers, businesses and the coworking community to bring growth within the community. Also, it brings a sense of identity to those who find it difficult to find their identity elsewhere. They also share the opinions on how to best service the community in co-working in the space tailoring it to members needs. Also, discussed are the functionality of a coworking space mix use of space with businesses, freelancers, non-profits. The Coworking platform is to help peopl...

26 MIN2018 MAY 10
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Introduction To The Coworking Canvas By The Coworking Accelerator Team

How To Be An Really Outlandish Tech Coop!

How To Be An Really Outlandish Tech Coop! What does that mean? Outlandish is a London based tech agency that operates as a worker-ownedcoop. In this episode we speak with Abbey, Mateus and Polly members of Outlandish which is a digital agency company that helps people with tech tools and website building. They give an explanation as to what Outlandish is all about. Also in the episode we discuss School Cuts. School Cuts is where people can find out about and fight school cuts in their area. People can search box allowing people to search by school or postcode to find out exactly how much the schools near them were likely to lose in funding. There’s mention of Space4, CoTech which you can find their information in the links below to learn more about them. In the you will learn more about them working with other Tech Coops and how they build networking skills through Coop projects, especially with other companies. Also discussed are hosted projects dealing with digital activism, the ...

23 MIN2018 APR 20
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How To Be An Really Outlandish Tech Coop!

So What Is The Future Of Work? With Neil Usher

ESo What Is The Future Of Work? With Neil Usher In this episode, discussed is Future of Work. Bernie interviews Neil Usher in person at the Herman Miller Showroom in Holborn, London. So What Is The Future Of Work? Neil Usher Explains: As Margarete described Neil in her detailed post12 Steps to Create a Fantastic Workplaceon Medium: “Why Well-Designed Spaces Have a Positive Impact onPeople Neil Usher has more than 25 years of experience in helping organizations to transform their workplace into unique and inspiring working environments. He writes a lotabout how to create a perfect workplace.” We discuss what people mean when they talk about the future of work and when they started obsessing over the phrase. Neil makes a few easy to apply recommendationabout how to stop ‘boiling the ocean’ or ‘navel gazing’ on the term and create a human workplace where people can thrive and connect. Links in the show: Neil’s Book on AmazonThe Elemental Workplace: How to create a fantastic workp...

26 MIN2018 MAR 27
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So What Is The Future Of Work? With Neil Usher

Freelance Heroes Day 2018 With Ed Goodman

EFreelance Heroes Day 2018 with Ed Gordon In this episode, we discuss Freelance Heroes Day 2018. Bernie and Trevor interviews Ed Gordon in Cambridge. What is Freelance Heroes Day 2018? Ed Gordon explains it as a social media event but, it will be the first physical get together. Wolverhampton, England is the location of choice for the event that’s chosen as the second choice from a survey. Ed Gordon is the co-founder of Freelance Heroes Group and Freelance Heroes Day. Ed is a freelance social media trainer, he runs a co-working space in Cambridge and he a coach for a kids football team. Freelance Heroes Day 2018 event was to attract people widely from outside of the London area. Ed also discusses in the interview some of the major topics which were discussed at the event. Aptly, topics surrounding issues with Freelancers. Former stand up comedian John Torres and video blogger Steve Foland were at Freelance Heroes Day. Also discussed are the process to get tickets for the event and h...

35 MIN2018 MAR 20
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Freelance Heroes Day 2018 With Ed Goodman

Cat Johnson – Coworking Content Alliance

ECat Johnson – Coworking Content Alliance In this episode, Trevor and Bernie interview Cat Johnson of Coworking Content Alliance. Cat explains the reasons as to why people can’t find the time to blog and the comfort level that comes with content writing in the co-working society. Cat’s focus Cat gives pointers to people who to become more comfortable in the co-working atmosphere. She talks about helping teaching people with their challenges of time, blog and do content in less time and prioritizing their content. She shares how to avoid ‘crop dust marketing’ and why trying to reach everyone means you won’t reach anyone. Make sure you seek out all the valuable blogs and resources on Cat’s website here All of Cat’s articles on Shareable.net Grab Cat’s Coworking Out Loud book here on Amazon Join the Cat’s very active Facebook group for Coworking Content practitioners. Freelancer Heros Facebook Group for UKbased Freelancers. “Marketing is a commitment, not campaign” –Jon Bus...

34 MIN2017 NOV 16
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Cat Johnson – Coworking Content Alliance