FS 295: Erik Dietrich on the Future of Labor

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  • Reuven Lerner
  • Jonathan Stark
  • Jeremy Green

Special Guest: Erik Dietrich

In this episode of the Freelancer’s Show, the panelist and guest Eric Dietrich discuss “Future of Labor.” Erik is a software developer, was an executive a software company, but turn to consulting for a number of years. Currently, Erik runs a digital content marketing agency and still does consulting. Erik is the author of a number of developer-related books, including Developer Hegemony: The Future of Labor, which is the basis of today’s episode topic.

In particular, we dive pretty deep on:

  • Demands for software
  • Labor vs. Knowledge work
  • Software architects to Developer
  • Law firm agency, apprenticeship
  • Leaving big companies
  • Giving up on staffing IT, etc.
  • Outsourcing
  • History of corporation
  • Just sitting in your basement and code…
  • Business skills  - Being an entrepreneur, not an employee
  • What should a developer do to take advantage of this?
  • Start to understand the  fundamentals of a business
  • Maintenance work vs. designing the future
  • UpWork -  and commodity labor
  • Transferable skills
  • Trends for Freelancers
  • Becoming business savvy, entrepreneurial
  • And much more!     



Reuven Lerner

Jonathan Stark

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Erik Dietrich


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