A rising position within the area of markeing and sales.
Sean Ellis, coined the term “growth hacker” in 2010, he was the first person in charge of Dropbox’s growth. He understood what is new about internet products. Growth hackers understand the latent potential of software products to spread themselves, and it’s their responsibility to transform this potentiality into a reality.
Supertemps are top-level managers who have realized that they are often better off, both financially and emotionally, working for various companies on a project-based or temporary basis. We’re now living in a world where even the “permanent” jobs are temporary. Companies are increasingly hiring experienced executives as interim managers, or “SuperTemps”, instead of consultants.
Start thinking of employees as “Allies on a Tour of Duty”.
The expression “Tour of Duty” comes from the military, where it refers to a single deployment. Obviously, it´s unwise to run a business exactly like a military unit, especially in today´s world, but military and business tours of duty have one important thing in common: “ A focus on honourably accomplishing: a specific finite mission”.
In business, a “tour of duty” is an ethical commitment between employer and employee. It´s written down and agreed to by employee and manager. A tour of duty has a specific mission with a realistic time horizon. For example: Ship this product in 18 months. Be sure the tour of duty promises specific career benefits for the employee. For example: Over the next 18 months, you will develop excellent negotiation skills. Avoid vague promises to employees like “you´ll get valuable experience”.
Tours of duty, reveal the “central paradox” of employment age…”Acknowledging that your employees might leave is how you build the relationship that convinces great people to stay”.
Extract from the book “The alliance”
The term has be coined for business by Reid Hoffman, Ben Casnocha and Chris Yeh.
The building block of oragnisations should be small teams. The 'Two Pizza Rule' Is Jeff Bezos' secret to productive meetings: The more people there are, the less productive meetings will be.
Amazon´s Jeff Bezos has a "two-pizza team" rule: Teams should be small enough to be fed by two pizzas. Small teams ge more done, and spend lesss time worrying about who gets credit. Small teams are like families: they can bicker and fight, but they usually pull together at crunch times.
The future workplace will be multi-generational, with four generations working side-by-side. Traditional notions of hierarchy and seniority will become less important. The skills for leading and managing the 4G workforce, and for facilitating collaboration across multiple generations and their values, will be in increasing demand.
The shrinking middle will challenge the workforce. Jobs which have traditionally occupied the middle of the skills hierarchy and earnings range, such as white collar administrative roles and skilled / semi-skilled blue collar roles, are declining at a significant rate due to changes in work organisation driven by technology and globalisation.
Entrepreneurism as a lifestyle. The desire for more flexibility is not confined to business.
Demographic factors, family care responsibilities, and a search for a better work life balance increase individual demands for more flexibility. Individuals pursue “micropreneurial” approaches that offer earnings potential, often alongside more conventional modes of employment.
Entrepreneur trying things out in a more fluid, risk-friendly and open-source approach to testing new products.
They launch ideas in 'beta' model and wouldn't spend time planning like the traditional entrepreneur. If they wanted to do a restaurant, they would do a pop-up.
“Work with whomever you want”.
Networks of professionals are working together only for projects that they choose and which suit them. Opportunities are not the only things that generate groups, professionals who come together as a group also create opportunities.(e.g. EnEvolucion, Urbano Humano).