#44: 34% Growth In Freelancers, Great Resignation Spreads To The UK, Why does everyone blame the baby boomers?

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Important Updates

  • 👀 The Great Resignation spreads to the UK as open jobs in July hit an all-time high of over one million.

  • 🌎 41% of the global workforce is considering leaving their employer this year according to Microsoft.

  • 🚀 There are now 51.1 million independent workers in the US, up 34% YoY.

  • 💩 1 in 4 managers say they've fired staffers for gaffes made during video or audio chats (lols).


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The Human Cloud Podcast is up and running wherever you get your podcasts.

This week we discuss:

  • Decentralization - how a team of 5 can do what used to take an organization of 5,000.

  • Why Covid was a catalyst for over 10 million Americans to start their freelance journey.

  • Our stance AGAINST the PRO Act.

  • The normal banter of an angry young person (Matt M) and wise old person (Matt C).


Freelancer Highlight: Ryan Mellinger for driving The Human Cloud Podcast from idea to full production in under 3 weeks. He managed EVERYTHING. We literally followed his playbook, recorded the podcast, then watched him shine. Thank you Ryan!!!!


Favorite Experience This Past Week: Finding a top notch presentation designer within 72 hours to drive an investment presentation for a leading US CPG brand.

This leader had very specific requirements…

The freelancer needed CPG and retail experience, experience raising over $50m, and the ability to work iteratively with the CEO and President.

But guess what…we found 5 perfect freelancers in 3 days. 3 days!!


Featured Product Hack: Checklist feature in Google Docs

The past couple of weeks I’ve been LOVING the checklist feature within Google Docs. Instead of Trello/Asana, I’ve migrated all my project management to Google Docs and Google Sheets.


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Don’t worry if you don’t have a personal brand or following! We actually prefer that since you’re probably busy driving change :)

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Have one hell of a week everyone!!!!!