Don’t just fire people, make them permanently independent!

Ross Mayfield’s Weblog: How to fire your team and make them happy:

Today I fired the entire Socialtext team. Then I fired myself. We are all pretty happy about it.

We were subsequently hired by Administaff, the largest Professional Employer Organization (PEO). They are much better at employing people than we are.

Everyone should do something like this, but take it step further by creating an additional contribution system through which all participants create full-life healthcare coverage and unemployment/retraining insurance. It can be done and any employable person can participate in the benefits of a rich society if the system includes contribution matching by a company with which the person is currently working.

Did I mention that one-gig living is a thing that should pass, too?

Author: Mitch Ratcliffe

Mitch Ratcliffe is a veteran entrepreneur, journalist and business model hacker. He operates this site, which is a collection of the blogs he's published over the years, as well as an archive of his professional publishing record. As always, this is a work in progress. Such is life.