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Understanding FanBox's Purpose, part 2:
The Knowledge Economy

 

The Knowledge Revolution has started, and now we’re living in the Knowledge Economy.

 

   (WHAT'S THE KNOWLEDGE REVOLUTION?)

 

The Knowledge Economy has two main participants:

 

1) The Knowledge Worker: The producer of the knowledge; the person that is selling his or her knowledge, and

2) The Knowledge Consumer: the person that is receiving (benefitting from) the knowledge.

FanBox Purpose, part 2: Knowledge Economy

 

 

Examples:

 

Knowledge

Workers

   

Knowledge

Consumers

       

Musician

   

Music Fan

Doctor

   

Patient

Personal Trainer

   

Person wanting to get fit

Chef

   

Restaurant Customer

Film maker

   

Film lover

Lawyer

   

Client

Real Estate Agent

   

Home buyer

Stand up comedian

   

Person that likes to laugh

Sports writer

   

Sports enthusiast

Plumber

   

Client


   

 

          (To learn about the different types of knowledge work -- that YOU can do on FanBox to earn money TODAY -- go here)

 

While 90% of us are now Knowledge Workers, virtually all of us are Knowledge Consumers -- consuming many different types of knowledge on a regular basis.

 

As Knowledge Consumers, we have many choices -- so we're picky and generally only want to consume the very best knowledge.

Therefore, in order to compete for Knowledge Consumers, Knowledge Workers must focus on one type of knowledge work… usually the work:

      1) That’s in the most demand

      2) Or, that we’re the best at

      3) Or, that we enjoy the most


With the way the economy is these days, many people don’t have a job at all.

Therefore, many of us are lucky to simply have a job – any job.

Some of us are even luckier, and get paid to do a job that fits into one of the above categories.

And then some of us are even luckier; we fall into two of the above categories.

 

Then there’s the lucky few – a tiny percentage of us – that can say that we get paid to do work that fits into all three categories.

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As human beings, we spend more of our life focused on our work – more than any other thing we do -- including sleeping.


Therefore, it is a tragedy that most of us don’t get to do the work that we love most.

At FanBox, we are convinced that technology will enable virtually all of us to do the work that we love to do, and be compensated fairly for that work.

In other words, just like new technology enabled most of us to stop working in the soil in order to eat, new technology will also enable us to do the knowledge work that we love to do.

 

FanBox’s mission is to bring you the building blocks that you need to profit from your passions.


We believe that if we are successful at doing our part in helping make that opportunity a reality for most people, the world will be a much better place.

Our reasoning is that happy, focused people -- that are fairly compensated for what they love to do – are operating at a higher level of existence.

At that level of consciousness, love, compassion and understanding are most easily accessed.

We believe that when the planet hits a certain inflection point -- or percentage of the population that operates at that level – we will have our best chance for survival and continued evolution as a species.


On the flipside, the continued advent of weapons of mass destruction, combined with poverty and religious fanaticism on a global scale, are taking mankind to a place of almost certain destruction.

 

Thus, the race is on – the clock is ticking and time is of the essence.
 

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Before we can fully understand the solutions that FanBox is working to bring you, let's drill down to identify the specific obstacles that are limiting Knowledge Workers.

We'll do that in the next chapter

 

In the meantime, please enjoy some quotes that remind us how getting lost in work we enjoy, can uplift us to a place of higher consciousness.

 

Nothing is really work unless you would rather be doing something else.

James M. Barrie (1860 - 1937)

 

Real success is finding your lifework in the work that you love.

David McCullough (1933 - )

 

Get happiness out of your work or you may never know what happiness is.

Elbert Hubbard (1856 - 1915)

 

You can't rest on your laurels. Your own body of work is yet to come.

Barack Obama (1961 - ), Arizona State Commencement Speech, 2009

 

My work is a game, a very serious game.

M. C. Escher (1898 - 1972)

 

When you choose the paradigm of service, it turns everything you do from a job into a gift.

   Oprah Winfrey (1954 - ), Stanford Commencement Address, 2008

 

When you're doing the work you're meant to do, it feels right and every day is a bonus, regardless of what you're getting paid.

Oprah Winfrey (1954 - ), Stanford Commencement Address, 2008

 

You don't become great by trying to be great. You become great by wanting to do something, and then doing it so hard that you become great in the process.

Randall Munroe, xkcd, Marie Curie, 2011

 

The more I want to get something done, the less I call it work.

Richard Bach

 

Live neither in the past nor in the future, but let each day's work absorb your entire energies, and satisfy your widest ambition.

Sir William Osler (1849 - 1919), to his students

 

Far and away the best prize that life offers is the chance to work hard at work worth doing.

         Theodore Roosevelt (1858 - 1919), Speech in New York, September 7, 1903

 

Blessed is he who has found his work; let him ask no other blessedness.

Thomas Carlyle (1795 - 1881), Past and Present, 1843

 

I'm a great believer in luck, and I find the harder I work the more I have of it.

Thomas Jefferson (1743 - 1826)

 

Work saves us from three great evils: boredom, vice and need.

Voltaire (1694 - 1778), Candide, 1759

 

The secret of greatness is simple: do better work than any other man in your field - and keep on doing it.

Wilfred A. Peterson

 

Whenever it is in any way possible, every boy and girl should choose as his life work some occupation, which he should like to do anyhow, even if he did not need the money.

William Lyon Phelps

 

You've got to find what you love and that is as true for work as it is for lovers. Your work is going to fill a large part of your life and the only way to be truly satisfied is to do what you believe is great work. And the only way to do great work is to love what you do. If you haven't found it yet, keep looking and don't settle. As with all matters of the heart, you'll know when you've found it.

Steve Jobs, CEO of Apple Inc. (1955 - ), Stanford Commencement Address, 2005

 

 

In the next chapter, let's take a look the specific obstacle that is most limiting Knowledge Workers.


  >> Next Chapter >>

726 Comments

I totally agree...blogging and writing is one of my biggest passions in life...I don't see it as work at all, but something I love...I'm glad there's a company like Fanbox that realizes this...

39 months ago

Thank you

20 months ago

Truly it is high time we decided it was time to turn our love of adventure into our day job.

Passion is good and its value cannot be underestimated. However, we need not count on passion alone. While enthusiasm is a great place to start, it's not enough to sustain our businesses for the long term.
There are other components needed and we should make sure we have those other components needed for success, such as a willingness to work hard and discipline.

Sometimes passion alone can blind us to the potential downside of our idea. The one non-negotiable factor for any sustainable business creation or endeavour is that they solve a problem for a specific customer segment in a way that is appreciably better than the next best alternative.

Yes, we need to be Be good at what our businesses are all about. Such an attitude brings joy and fulfillment.

Hmmmmm, how many of can actually share our passion. And keep it alive. Passion not exercised and shared tend to die. Besides, our passion to be truly passion needs to be expanded. It needs to to be put on a path of self-development and growth. A true passion cannot be contained or monopolized. Great passions tend to project outward.
My friend, what do you love? Do that which you love, and the rewards will come If we followed our passion, and pursued what we loved, would the rewards really come? The answer, I have discovered, is "yes."
And that’s why people like May Ram are succeeding. Join them !

17 months ago

Great words of wisdom... Especially about the "Knowledge Workers" and "Knowledge Consumers." I personally think we each need to search out a balance between writing about what we care about individually and striving to reach more people with the type of information they are looking for... The greatest challenge I've found blogging... So Far... :) Thanks for the Post!

39 months ago

very cool I also love what I do...never a dull day !!! & I like it here in fanbox alot its way cool !!!

39 months ago

good article

39 months ago

me too like to write , search and post
and the most thing that i like is the comments of the fans when they evaluate my post and specially when the like it :-)
so i don't look to posting like a work or an job, it is something fun and interesting and I like my self when i try to be creative in choosing subject or in the title of the post :-)
I agree with Chrystal Lubin to write some time about subjects we like and sometimes for other fans about subjects they like to read or want to know about

39 months ago

Most companies do not operate on this level of conciousness. FanBox is very much for the people and that is something I do not see very often. I appreciate the opportunity FanBox has created. :):)

39 months ago

Evry one must be a knowledge worker and knowledge consumer,in the same time.
I am afraid of the situation when a person can be only knowledgeworker or knowledge consumer.,or a great differance between the procent.
it will be incorct and unsound.

39 months ago

that right..evry human must have a knowledge even a lot from that..from knowledge,we can make a good dicision or a something to be a better life..

39 months ago

Excellent post J.C. Great quotes and a good read!

39 months ago

Wow! great post...I learned a lot from you. Thanks JC!

39 months ago

The posts seem to be all mine although I donot owm them . They are inspiring indeed! Thank you...

39 months ago

Another great blog of information and quotes. I especially liked the last quote in this blog. Nice one!

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37 months ago

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37 months ago

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37 months ago

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36 months ago

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36 months ago

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36 months ago

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36 months ago

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35 months ago

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35 months ago

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35 months ago

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35 months ago

VERY GREAT POST D THANK YOU FOR SHARNG

35 months ago

reading continues..

35 months ago

Great lesson! I'm a little of each one blogger (writer), editor, reader, investor. Trying to be all at wants. Thanks Johnny!

35 months ago

Everything is great!

35 months ago

The Knowledge Economy Story seems very interesting ! In what a wonderful world we are living in ! :) ! Thank You for being our mentor MR JOHHNY CASH!

35 months ago

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34 months ago

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33 months ago