Jan 31, 2011-- During a two-week period of "self-chosen exile", Vinod Sreedhar made a radical commitment to himself: no more price tags on his work. Everything would be offered as a gift, and he would accept whatever came back his way. After the initial "noble high" of this major life decision subsided, questions rushed in. How will I make a living now? Am I setting myself up to be taken advantage of? After nearly three years of living a full-on "gift-economy" life, Vinod looks back and reflects on what motivated the decision, how he dealt with various offerings of gratitude for his work -- from little or nothing to very generous -- and one key element essential for this to work: unconditional trust. (6743 reads)
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