Left-Brainers, Beware

February 8, 2006 @ 3:57 am | Filed under:

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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  1. Mary G in Greenville says:

    Thanks for the link and the story about Daniel Pink — I’m with you, I wasn’t expecting the ending!

    This book looks just the thing for my budding highschoolers!


  2. Theresa says:

    Oh, I saw that video while at a teacher in-service when I used to teach public school! I saw the gorilla and couldn’t believe it when others said they couldn’t!Just goes to show… I never did really fit in there!

  3. Nancy C. Brown says:

    I’m at the library while I’m reading this, and my dh and I are “Free Agents” too, and I’m with you on the health insurance issue…
    Our library has the book! I’m getting it tonight. Thanks.