“The power of dedication” in creative economy and why Bulgaria has the best potential to become the world’s center of it. 

When orchestra plays symphony what is happening is that every instrument (meaning performer) in the hall, technically, “agreed” to play predefined (or at least, partly defined) tunes, starting from specific moment with pauses, articulation and dynamic change throughout their performance. They all, in fact, dedicated themselves in doing so, otherwise they would produce nothing, but noise only or simply wouldn’t play at all. 

De facto, at some point and for some good reason, they did prefer to collaborate, which by default, means that orchestra members has some (actually, many, not financial only) shared interests to play. As a result, we have not only pleasant sound to enjoy, but, as a consequence, space in close to music source proximity harmoniously organised, which, as already has been proven, makes water healing, people happier and cows giving milk of better quality. Everything as a unintentional consequence of well arranged sound spreading around, which is in turn intentional consequence of orchestra members pre-agreed performance (collaboration). 

By this exactly analogy in business communications, which organised harmoniously, every team member is a stakeholder of production outcome, “plays” his or her “violin” because of personal temporary dedication in shared with other team members interest to produce that magic, as part of his or her individual mission “matches” with other’s visions for exact period of time in exact piece of space. Just like in orchestra. By this analogy, in natural manner of answering for our inner calls for such kind of activity, we not only allow us to reach unlimited personal fulfilment, but let the very Universe to do their job by providing us with everything needed to make it, as it does in case of the “unintentional” result of water particles having re-shaped themselves in harmonious order, people feeling happier and cows giving milk of better quality. This is how the power of dedication works in practice.

And the most exciting part of the potential for dedicated collaboration lays at the greatness of benefits, that could be gained from so called “spontaneous teaming”, as a result of understanding, that if two or more people physically found themselves next to each other, - it inevitably means, that each of them have something to do together, as a natural outcome of individual’s previously accomplished (consciously or not) thinking, that is, manifestation (due to law of attraction), process. 

Even on micro communicational level, when you come across with someone at seem to be “unnecessary” interaction (which is just a spark, in fact), - we have at least three options on our disposal in situations like that: 

  • To ignore situation (soon to be no longer available due to intensifying global scarcity); 
  • To escalate it to friction (soon to be less available, as a result of increase of interdependence) 
  • To figure out, if there is something, that you (meaning parties or, speaking business, stakeholders involved) have to collaborate on. 

Yes, it takes some sensitivity, irrationality, if you may wish, and selflessness to come to immediately correct solution, but in global situation, which seems steadily heading closer to extremal, we all have no other, then third, options to proceed. 

Therefore, speaking in regards to constructively resolved communication dilemma in business terms, - we may “accidentally” look into gigs, which in legal essence is a project based, temporary contracting, which in fact has been around a very long time, but digital age sharing economy has put freelancers in the spotlight again. 

In this regards. with introduction of the new part-time jobs applications throughout the globe via internet not only did its regulation come into focus, but expanded the range of services people are willing to do independently, which is in general incredibly positive trend. Though it seems clear, that times of completely stateless society are away from now for centuries, it doesn’t mean communities can not self-produce goods and services they actually wants to have by self sourcing these types of production on project collaboration basis, as our wise predecessors actually used to did. 

So far, currently, no matter legal culture and jurisdiction, when it comes to project based collaboration (even simple bilateral one) it is regulated whether by labor law or civil rules. 

Empirically, as any commercial activity by any country’s legal system is considered though the lens of intention of profit creation, which automatically qualify such activity as tax liable, common low jurisdictions globally has already did their “best” in order to not let these trends have a chance to prosper with another regulatory loop. For instance, California Assembly Bill 5 (AB 5), which took effect on Jan. 1, effectively turns freelancers into employees. Any truly independent activity (especially multilateral) at sharing economy, in general, in common law countries seems lacking in legal incentives due to overregulation. 

In the contrast, in Bulgaria, which in fact is boiling with creative and collaborative initiatives (including underground and semi-underground), equipped with proper infrastructure with every day growing number of corners gradually being taken by another private art gallery, co-working space or venue of any kind, - domestic civil legislation about obligations is brilliantly presented by single law statute only - “Obligations and Contracts Act” (OCA). At this point, besides creative market infrastructure, two major aspects makes Bulgaria the most creative economy friendly: 

  1. In practice its government in general seems whether truly liberal or simply doesn’t care too much about what do not involves public financing (and as we remember, liberty is the prerequisite of any creativity)
  2. Articles 22, 23 of OCA directly allow to make a deal in favour of third parties, making independent project activity, dedicated to any community entity legal on one hand and tax on income free - on the other, which in overall yields enormously broad framework for any socially beneficial business in general. 

And what a surprise! This underlooked legal opportunity “accidentally” coincides with the concept of ultimate (third-party) beneficiary concept in collaborative communications, which is described above. 

Hope, this unique chance won't be missed.

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