FS 295: Erik Dietrich on the Future of Labor



    • 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

    Jeremy Green Increase Your Consulting Fees

    Erik Dietrich