About good jobs in a new economy: If the boss can write it down, she can find someone cheaper than you to do the work.
If the boss can write it down, she can find someone cheaper than you to do the work.
Probably a robot. The best jobs are jobs where we don't await instructions, where using good judgment and taking initiative are far more important than obedience.
The economy is now powered by connection, not industry. Connection and innovation and the instant movement of data means that the rules most of us grew up with are quickly becoming obsolete.
In Linchpin and Icarus, I laid out the math of our future at work. All the demagoguery doesn't matter, because those old-fashioned, well-paid common factory jobs, powered by a steam engine or an assembly line—they're not coming back.
Instead, we have a chance to invent something extraordinary in their place.