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10 JULY 2012

KAOSPilot: enterprising leader creating value for you and others

"The KaosPilots was founded in 1991 in Århus, Denmark. It grew out of a youth organization called the Front Runners, a truly novel initiative, who worked with cultural and social projects.

The KaosPilots is a self–governing institution comprised of two parts: the school and a consultancy. The purpose of the KaosPilots is 'positive social change through personal growth'.

The consultancy offers the same capabilities that are offered to the students to companies, NGO's and public organizations, but adapted to suit their specific need. For examples of clients please click here.

The program is a three–year long education where the focus lies upon learning by doing through client assignments, from entrepreneurs, consultants, leaders and thought leaders.

The program consists of the disciplines Creative Enterprising Design, Creative Project Design, Creative Process Design and Creative Leadership Design and the education is designed around and operates according to the values Streetwise, Risk–taking, Balance, Compassion, Real World and Playful.

Based on the written application approximately 70 individuals are invited to attend a unique three–day workshop in the spring every year. Through a variety of assignments the applicant provides information to the staff and students who in the end will select a diverse team of about 35 aspiring KaosPilots to begin the program in the fall.

According to a comprehensive survey conducted in 2005 approximately 30% of the graduated KaosPilots work as an entrepreneur.

A KaosPilot is an enterprising leader who creates value for themselves and others."

(Christer Windeløv–Lidzélius)

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Simon Perkins
13 FEBRUARY 2012

Contractor Weekly: information for UK contractors and freelancers

"Contractor Weekly is the essential source of information for all contractors and freelancers in the UK. Based on decades of experience in the industry, the Contractor Weekly contributors provide a unique and cutting edge feed of news and opinion.

The Contractor Weekly website will be continually updated, but the full weekly editions will be sent by email every Wednesday. To receive the weekly edition please fill in the 'Newsletter Register' form on the left.

We want to interact with our readers as much as possible, so every article will have a comments section. We want your insight and encourage dialogue, so please feel free to add your views."

(Contractor Weekly)

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businessbusiness advicebusiness developmentbusiness innovation • business news • consultantcontractor • contractor news • creative businesscreative economycreative industriescreative industries practitionercreativity and businessdesign businessdesign industryemployment • employment law • find employment • freelancefreelancer • freelancer news • indemnity • industry professionals • IR35 • job classified ads • PII • professional indemnity insurance • professional insurance • public liability • public liability insurance • sole tradertax • taxation • UK • VAT

CONTRIBUTOR

Simon Perkins
06 APRIL 2009

The Freelancers Union: supporting independent workers

"Independent workers (e.g., freelancers, consultants, independent contractors, temps, part–timers, contingent employees and the self–employed) comprise more than 30 percent of [North] America's workforce today, and that number is growing rapidly. Now, with offerings made available through Freelancers Union, independent workers across the country will have increased access to health care benefits traditionally available through employer–sponsored plans.

Throughout its 11 year history, New York City–based Freelancers Union has been a pioneer and catalyst for change in the movement to address the needs of the nation's new workforce. Freelancers Union has received more than $7 million in support for their social entrepreneurial efforts from the Ford Foundation, Rockefeller Foundation, and the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, among others."
(Business Wire, 05 June 2007)

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consultantcontractorcreative economycreative industriesemploymententerprisefreelance • Freelancers Union • USA

CONTRIBUTOR

Simon Perkins
05 OCTOBER 2008

ScriptLance: outsourcing brokerage

Brokerage for freelance design and programming outsourcing.

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brokerageconsultantcontractorcreative industries practitionerdesignersemployment brokerfreelancefreelance professional • freelance programmer • freelanceroutsourceprogrammingproject bid • ScriptLance • web

CONTRIBUTOR

Simon Perkins
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