October 29th, 2022: Hey friends, this was a great week. One of my cousins was in town for a couple of days, I volunteered at a soup kitchen on Wednesday, and I spent yesterday doing a silent 12-hour walk, wandering 24 miles around Austin without any devices. It was a great day, hoping to share a bit more next week.
Interesting chart you shared around optimizing work for people. In the business book club I’m in we had a really interesting discussion around creating golden handcuffs for independent contractors since most of the members run their business through contract labor instead of employees. Even though there are some legal safeguards around this my experience is that too many employers of independent contractors are expecting full time work for very part time wages and no benefits. It would be great to see more of a safety net develop for “fractional” workers.