soul proprietorship n.
Daniel Pink, Free Agent Nation, Warner Books, 2001
Pausing: Time to reflect and pull away from the constant barrage of marketing-oriented messages.
(A)ppreciating: "We have become very good in the age of science and technology at knowing things, but we're not really very wise at making connections anymore."
Praying: "Absent the ability to modify or walk away from or transform one's stressful workplace, the best way to survive today is to learn some relaxation technique and practice it toward mastery."
Participating: "Is it entirely appropriate to sink so much engineering skills into developing seventh- and eighth-generation microprocessors when 70 to 80 percent of the world's people have an immediate need simply for clean drinking water?" Robert Bellinger, "EEs contemplate stress in classes at archdiocese's center," Electronic Engineering Times, March 2, 1998
''We couldn't figure out how to classify it. We aren't a corporation, and it isn't owned by a family or one person,'' Stickley said.
She and the Commerce Department settled on the designation of ''sole proprietorship.'' However, the registration certificate issued June 7 classified the school as ''soul'' proprietor.
Donna Glenn, "Cemetery shows Denison's history," The Columbus Dispatch, July 17, 1993
Hunh? Upon further examination of the despised fax, I concluded this was nothing but a homophonic typo that should have read "Sole Proprietors." But I knew I'd seen the phrase soul proprietor somewhere before. It took but a few minutes of brain-wracking to remember that Daniel Pink had used it in Free Agent Nation (see the example citation, above), a book that's a new-word researcher's dream. Soul proprietor has also made quite a few media appearances this year, mostly because of a book with that title, which was published last year by Jane Pollak.
post-traumatic job switcher