mediates between the shop and the supplier, using a desktop application (Figure 8, on right) to validate and bundle orders.
“We live in the age of the infopreneur
, which is an interesting concept,” Mosher said.
Such advances are only likely to accelerate going forward, collapsing distances, erasing differences, and laying the groundwork for the emergence of the "infopreneur
Vic Johnson is a best-selling author, speaker and self-described infopreneur
. His recent book, Day by Day with James Allen, has sold more than 60,000 copies worldwide.
At the time I was working 60 to 70 hours again but for less money so I developed the 14-step Infopreneur
programme and put my own theories into practise."
Chilly Beach began in 1998 as a cartoon demonstration tool for Hawes's media business, Infopreneur
, that evolved into a cult Internet craze with close to 100,000 visitors a month.
The innovation process also involved more than 30 end users who ran Spaza shops--informal convenience shops, usually run from home--or were infopreneurs
. The living lab has been in existence since 2006 and continues to date.
They're becoming self-employed knowledge workers, proprietors of home-based businesses, temps and permatemps, freelancers and e-lancers, independent contractors and independent professionals, micropreneurs and infopreneurs
, part-time consultants, interim executives, on-call troubleshooters, and full-time soloists.