Yancey Strickler is the CEO and cofounder of Kickstarter he sees the future of work and the economy different than most CEOs. Strickler sees a future with people working jobs that actually matter for causes that make the world a better a place. Instead of profit over people, we can have people who all profit.
He suggests many alternatives to the bland, “normal”, work life of 9-5 in a depressing office. You can work for a co-op, a charity, a benefit corporation, or do your own thing!
This is a talk about what happens when a culture is driven by the need for money to make more money.
Donâ€™t sell out your values, donâ€™t sell out your community, donâ€™t sell out the long term for the short term. Do something because you believe itâ€™s wonderful and beneficial, not to get rich.
Andâ€Šâ€”â€Švery importantâ€Šâ€”â€Šif you plan to do something on an ongoing basis, ensure its sustainability. This means your work must support your operations and you donâ€™t try to grow beyond that without careful planning. If you do those things you can easily maintain your independence.