Scott’s pal Tom, a teacher and mighty fine writer, blew me away with this story about author Daniel Pink’s visit to his school. I thought I saw where it was headed, but boy was I wrong.
Coincidentally, I shared a booksigning table with Daniel Pink at a homeschooling convention a couple of summers ago. We exchanged books; he autographed a copy of Free Agent Nation: The Future of Working for Yourself for me and I signed Little House in the Highlands for him. He was interested to hear that Scott and I were just the kind of people he describes in his book: freelancers working at home, connecting with our (short-term) employers (in our case, editors) via computer and phone. What, he wanted to know, was our biggest challenge in maintaining this free-agent lifestyle? I didn’t have to think hard about that one: health insurance, I answered. He nodded. Yup, that’s a biggie.
I enjoyed his book. Wish he’d brought that film Tom’s school watched to the convention, though. I’m dying to know what I would have seen….
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