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Discussing the Future of Work

In a post at Consultant’s Mind, John Kim picks apart an interview from Deloitte with Thomas Friedman, a three-time Pulitzer Prize winner known for his knowledge of globalization and foreign affairs, among other things. The subject is the future of work. Among other things, it is observed that work is becoming less about companies and more about work flows. For instance, “in the United States between 2005 and 2015, … about 94 percent of … net new employment was from alternative work arrangements—everything from gig to freelance and off-balance-sheet kinds of work.” So the nature of work structures is fundamentally changing.

Additionally, the need to self-educate is only increasing, because competition is increasing as robots and automation absorb more jobs. Friedman recommends to “think like an immigrant,” in the sense that you should always be looking for opportunities and applying total enthusiasm to taking the steps needed to exploit those opportunities. Such thinking will become mandatory before long.

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