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Jul 24, 2019 10:40:49

The Age of Makership

by @basilesamel PATRON | 232 words | 454πŸ”₯ | 505πŸ’Œ

Basile Samel

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The age of makership is barely getting started.

Craftsmanship gave birth to a whole new set of businesses with their own distinct codes and sub-cultures. Similarly, makership is a new paradigm.   

The means of production are getting increasingly distributed: 3D printing, no-code tools, free online services, mass artificial intelligence... it's never been easier to create wealth.

Today, anyone can make a tech product.

Degrees won't matter as much as having a portfolio when it comes to get a job. It will be expected of employees to have built something on their own - a community, a tool, a website, or more generally an online business.

It's an age where you can create your own unique path in life, independently of your status or place of birth. More importantly, we are free to work with anyone on anything we care about.

Yesterday I received an email from Revolut, my online bank, telling me about their new pricing plan: it's now possible to own a business account for $0. In other words, anyone can build a monetized side-project for less than a dollar month. You can generate a free website without knowing how to code, host it for free on Netlify or Github Pages, and monetize it with ads and sponsors once you release enough content to get decent traffic.

Anyone can become an entrepreneur nowadays.

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    @basilesamel completely agree! Whenever I interview someone or meet a new co-worker I always ask what ELSE are they working on. What side projects do they have? If the answer is β€œnothing”, I absolutely know what to expect (and not expect) from them in the 9-5 workplace.

    Don The Idea Guy avatar Don The Idea Guy | Jul 25, 2019 05:26:41
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      @dontheideaguy It's a matter of culture as well. In France it's quite taboo to have side-projects for example.

      If you work extra it means you are not satisfied with what your employer gave you, which is considered as rude and disloyal. We don't have a particularly entrepreneurial mindset as you might guess :P

      Basile Samel avatar Basile Samel | Jul 25, 2019 16:42:31
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      That's interesting @basilesamel -- I wasn't aware of that cultural difference! Very different perspectives...

      Don The Idea Guy avatar Don The Idea Guy | Jul 25, 2019 21:16:45
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    This is apt. Bookmarked.

    Seun Oyebode avatar Seun Oyebode | Jul 24, 2019 12:13:59
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      @seunoyebode you're welcome :)

      Basile Samel avatar Basile Samel | Jul 24, 2019 15:41:04
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