28 Mar This Guy is Awesome
From Huffington Post: “That guy there, with the incredibly cute baby, is a Philadelphia web designer named Adrian Hoppel. A couple of years ago, he decided that working a traditional job was “toxic.“
This, of course, can be an inconvenient realization for an adult with a family. But Hoppel had given it a lot of thought, and decided to make a specific sort of change: he stopped charging money for his work, and instead began to operate within the “gift economy.”
This is incredible. As a creative professional, it is absolutely amazing to see another creative make an honest living by relinquishing the very tools put in place to protect us (contracts, negotiators, etc.). I’m striving to become more trusting. I think he’s brave.
Learn more about Adrian Hoppel here: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/02/04/adrian-hoppel-gift-economy_n_4702459.html?utm_hp_ref=mostpopular