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Are We Experiencing a Modern Industrial Revolution? #BrazenStuff 9.2.11

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Hey Brazenites! We hope you’re looking forward to the long weekend. Here’s some weekend reading for you to enjoy:

1. With so many people freelancing and adopting “new” types of jobs, are we experiencing the equivalent of a modern Industrial Revolution? Hat tip @lysscm

2. Vault ranks the top 50 consulting firms

3. Have you been freaking out about something? Learn how stress really affects you and what you can do about it

4. Our fabulous Brazen Life contributor Amanda Abella has a post on her blog with the 20 lessons she learned in one year of freelancing

5. Apparently there are some good jobs out there, you just need to know where to look

6. From Mashable: 5 social media tips for scoring your next job

7. Ever wondered which business schools are most entrepreneurial? Check out LinkedIn’s “Sequencing the Startup DNA” infographic

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  • Anonymous

    It’s not a start-up worth mentioning unless it has made money.

    Just like you are not a writer unless you have been published and paid or an inventor without an issued patent of merit (no Design Patents please) with references 9people whose inventions are derived from yours at least in part).

    So ladies what you got?

    • http://entryleveldilemma.blogspot.com Edward – Entry Level Dilemma

      “paid or an inventor without an issued patent of merit (no Design Patents please) with references 9people whose inventions are derived from yours at least in part).”

      So you are not a musician unless you’ve gone platinum or someone remixes your music?

      I am an inventor. I have invented a product. I am now working on bringing to market. But I won’t be applying for a patent. Not only is applying for a patent expensive, but in many cases, fighting infringement is more expensive than you could get from the infringer.

      • Anonymous

        Let me clarify- a Start-up needs to make a product (software, on-line service, hardware) and take in revenue. It does not have to be a big winner or go “platinum”.

        So inventors have patents, writers are published, musicians make music that people hear (by choice) and business ideas become start-ups when products get to market.

        Of course one can ignore the latter list and find other ways but these ways are difficult at best.

        Just to clarify if an infringer can’t afford to pay for your invention, they can’t afford to defend against your suit. Of course it is more then possible that the infringement is not worth the expenditure of resources to enforce in which case you do not enforce it. If however you have no patent you are guaranteed to lose when the value of the invention is high. Indeed you have the likelihood that the infringer will claim to be the inventor and may even obtain a patent- in which case you will pay them.

  • Jrandom42

    To quote a former director of engineering at McDonnell Douglas (before Boeing bought them), upon seeing a number of engineers and technicians return to compete for their old jobs, having previously left to start their own businesses:

    “If you aren’t making money with your business, all you’ve got is an expensive hobby.”