Future Friday: Meeting a digital nomad

If you have read my Future Friday posts before you know I have written about the gig economy and the concept of digital nomads. In fact, I wrote Future Friday: Just what is the “gig” economy and can you get into it? this past April. I mentioned that I know a few individuals that live …

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Future Friday: A thought for the day

“The workplace has always been a fluid concept, from factories and workshops, to offices and coffee shops. This trend of a workplace being anything anywhere, according to the needs of the times, is set to continue – with the virtual office simply the next logical step.” -Paul Clarke, Head of UK at unified communications provider, …

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Future Friday: Will the fulltime job as we know it disappear?

I read, write and think about the world of work and the gig economy quite a bit. I keep hearing prognostications that by 2025 40% of the jobs will be gig types of positions. I wonder though, how true that is. Are American’s going to be inclined to give up their full time jobs by …

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Future Friday: What will you have to do to keep your job in the future?

Last week I wrote about the views of Gerd Leonhard on Future Friday: Lost your job to a robot, sorry but re-education will no longer secure your rescue. If you read that you may recall that Leonhard thinks humans will have to be “creators” to have their jobs protected. Anything that can be routinized will …

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Future Friday: Lost your job to a robot, sorry but re-education will no longer secure your rescue

The title above is a paraphrase of a sentence that futurist Gerd Leonhard wrote in a an article entitled 2017: GOODBYE TO THE AGE OF REPLICATION, WELCOME BACK TO ORIGINALITY: PRODUCTIVITY… IS FOR ROBOTS. It is a fascinating take on what we may soon be facing in the world of work. Gerd says that what …

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From the Archive Future Friday: Hot Job of the Future

There is a new show on television called APB. It is about a tech billionaire, who after witnessing his friends death, signs on the help fight crime. One of the tools he uses to fight crime is a drone. Watch a sports show and you will likely see live shots taken by a drone. Travel …

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Future Friday: The new Uber employee may not be one for long

I came across an article called The Rapid Rise of Robots Replacing Workers, written by Edwin Smith in Raconteur. Smith reports that in England a recent court decision has declared that Uber drivers are employees and not independent contractors. This is similar to many court decisions here in the United States. How does this play …

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Are Robots Stealing or Creating Jobs?

This post is brought to you by my friends at SocialMonsters.org. I write a great deal about the coming technology take over of work. I though I would let you read something about this from another voice.  Are robots destined to put humans out of work, or will they create the biggest job boom in …

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Future Friday: Helping CEOs change

The changing job of the CEO is being discussed a lot these days. Companies and boards have come to realize that the CEO is a key player in attracting and retaining the talent needed to take the company into the forefront of their industry. But CEOs need to change in order to do that and …

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Future Friday: The automation of the C-Suite

As we talk about the future of work and the replacement of workers with automation little consideration is given to executive positions. My guess is that if you were to poll the C-suites of companies most of them would feel that their jobs are safe from automation. After all how can you automate the decisions …

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