Category Business

I read this news story recently and it reminded me of a business book I’ve been meaning to write for the past four years. In the story, a City worker Adam Mughal describes how he's been inundated with offers after advertising a large double room for rent in his five bedroom London house for just £1 a month. There is of course a catch. Whilst the lucky person gets to live virtually rent free in a very desirable part of London, what Mr Mughal wants in exchange is a specialised skill-set - someone with “a high level of web or mobile development skills” to help him develop a web application. Trading: an age-old practice   Although this scenario of trading accommodation in exchange for skills is still a new phenomenon in the UK, the general practice of trading what you have for what you need is far from new - ...
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