Author’s Note: Right after I scheduled this post, Wal-Mart announced the closing of 63 of its Sam’s Clubs, which was bad news and bad timing. Some of the locations will be converted to distribution centers, but thousands of workers will lose their jobs or be offered jobs at other Wal-Mart-owned sites. (Wal-Mart has a long history …
“Curiosity grows from a deep-seated belief that what you don’t know is more interesting than what you do know.”
We’re training workers to do the wrong things and to do things the wrong way.
Pearson says that the problem we’re facing is that many people have not recognized that we’ve entered a fourth economic period. That means we’re still investing in what worked in the previous period, and those investments are producing dramatically diminished returns.
Taylor Pearson says that everything you think you know about job security is wrong. You’ll need to take your economic security into your own hands.
Everything we think we know about jobs and careers is a lie. In fact, the truth is that having a job is the riskiest path you can take in your career. Let me say that again: having a job is the riskiest path you can take in your career.
One reason for the dearth of opportunities, he argues, is that we’re training workers to do the wrong things and to do things the wrong way.