Friday, October 12, 2018. Issue #198
9 Ideas That Summarise The Future of Work (And How You Can Prepare For it) | Medium
Work as we know it has changed. Human progress is inevitable. And progress is impossible without change. The industrial revolution required routine skills. Most of them are no longer sufficient to thrive and do better in the current evolution of work. William Gibson once said, “The future is already here — it’s just not very evenly distributed.”
You can painstakingly show somebody tons of bulletproof evidence and present flawless logical arguments but often they still won’t change their mind. What gives? The problem is that the human brain is not a purely rational computer. And when we ignore that, even the best of efforts...
The problem with the genre of “life lessons from the world’s most successful entrepreneurs” is one of causal direction: just because Elon Musk works 120 hours a week, it doesn’t follow that if you work 120 hours a week, you’ll experience Musk’s success.
I have a confession: It’s hard for me to even remember how many different productivity hacks or time management methods I’ve tried over the past year or so. I was convinced that the Pomodoro Technique was the only way to work, so I did that for a while.
Julie Morgenstern, a productivity and time management expert, wasn’t born organized. Chronically late, forever losing things, utterly disorganized, Ms. Morgenstern lived in a state of chaos.Then, she had a child. She turned the lessons she learned from taking control...
Our income may be rising, but our happiness levels are not. As Ben Schiller wrote in a Fast Company piece earlier this year, Americans aren’t breaking any happiness records. In fact, the latest United Nations Happiness Report puts us at No. 18 on the “happiest countries” list...
Here’s a crash course in 3 proven ways — scenario planning, premortems and red-teaming — to help you spot hidden opportunities and pitfalls (and maybe even predict the future). Writer Steven Johnson explains. In the mid-1970s, environmental activist Paul Hawken...
For the last 11 years, I’ve written a workplace advice column, answering people’s letters on everything from how to tell a manager your workload is too high to what to do about a colleague who smells. One of the biggest themes I’ve seen in my mail in that time is that a lot of people...
We've all nodded along when someone says we need to work smarter, not harder. But what does that mean, in practical terms? Computer programmers have an answer with a concept they use to write more efficient code: Don't Repeat Yourself (DRY). You don't have to be a...
The subtitle of Susan Cain's bestseller "Quiet" is "The Power of Introverts in a World That Can't Stop Talking." The idea that introverts can still flourish despite the cultural message of the "extravert ideal" clearly resonated with a lot of people. 
Book Launch: My new book,  Working in the Gig Economy: How to Thrive and Succeed When You Choose to Work for Yourself, is now shipping in the UK. It will be launched in the US on October 28, but you can pre-order here. It's also available to purchase here if you live outside the UK or US. If you order a copy before October 31st, I will give you FREE access to my Thinking in Models decision making course (science-backed tools/models/principles for making complex decisions with confidence).
Until Next Week,
Thomas, Curator at Postanly
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