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    We’re Living Through a Rare Economic Transformation

    Those who understand its post-capitalist rules will prosper
    by charleshughsmith

    Thursday, April 4, 2013, 12:47 PM

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    In 1993, management guru Peter Drucker published a short book entitled Post-Capitalist Society.  Despite the fact that the Internet was still in its pre-browser infancy, Drucker identified the developed-world economies as knowledge-based as opposed to from industrial economies, which were were from the agrarian societies they superseded.

    Drucker used the term post-capitalist not to suggest the emergence of a new “ism” beyond the free market, but to describe a new economic order that was no longer defined by the adversarial classes of labor and the owners of capital.  Now that knowledge has trumped financial capital and labor alike, the new classes are knowledge workers and service workers.

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    My Career Transition Story

    Happy endings are real
    by Adam Taggart

    Tuesday, June 5, 2012, 11:00 PM

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    Late 2009

    Stress and anxiety defined my world.  But on the surface, no one suspected that.

    I was a Vice President at a Fortune 300 Silicon Valley tech giant, about to celebrate my ninth anniversary there. I had arrived there after a successful start-up stint, and before that, an MBA from Stanford and a few years at a Wall Street bulge-bracket firm.

    My career appeared to be progressing right on schedule. So what was there to worry about?

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    The Future of Jobs

    by charleshughsmith

    Monday, November 28, 2011, 6:55 PM

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    That the American and global economies are being transformed by the forces of globalization, demographics, and over-indebtedness is self-evident. What is less self-evident is the impact this transformation will have on the future of work, earned income, and financial security.

    The key question an increasingly vulnerable workforce is asking is: What skills will be in demand once this transition occurs?

    In order to answer this question, it’s necessary to understand the macro trends that will shape the nature of employment in this new era. In our previous look at The Future of Work, we focused on the US economy’s dependence on debt as a driver of growth and found that debt saturation was correlated with declining employment. But there are many other long-term dynamics influencing the economy, and no survey of the future job market would be complete without considering these other factors.

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    The Future of Work

    by charleshughsmith

    Wednesday, November 16, 2011, 5:05 PM

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    A growing number of workers are becoming increasingly concerned about the future viability of their jobs (if they have them) and, in many cases, that of their professions. Looking at a future increasingly defined by slower economic growth and higher energy costs, many are asking,

    What is the future of work?

    Given the “recovery’s” stagnant job market and the economy’s slide into renewed contraction, it’s a timely question. To answer it, we must first ask, What is the future of the U.S. economy?

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