“If something that seems like work to other people doesn’t seem like work to you, that’s something you’re well suited for.” –Paul Graham
“When you do the work that others can’t possibly imagine doing, you set yourself apart.” –Seth Godin
“We all know that robots are making it impossible for people without a college degree to get jobs. That’s a basic fact about the economy known to all right-thinking people. And, just like most of the other “facts” about the economy known by right-thinking people, it happens not to be true.”
Data Refuses to Cooperate with Mainstream Education Story
Sunday, 08 March 2015 07:52
Yet another article about this topic:
Automation hits the professions. Most remain delusionally confident, so far.
Already happening: pilots, doctors (anesthesiologists, radiologists, ophthalmologists), lawyers, editors, musicians,
“If I were in my teens today, Zuck would not be my role model.
You know who would be my role model? Banksy!”
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“The combination of the nascent digital age and the global recession has led to a rise in independent contractors. Some people call this new world the “gig economy” or the “1099 economy,” after the tax form used by freelancers. “I think it’s the future of work,” Guvench said. Mian agreed. “I think everyone should have a manager,” he told me. “Not just creative people—everyone. It’s cool to have an advocate and a confidant. We can all be rock stars.”
“Learn to rush to your laptop and open it up. Open the file without asking yourself if you’re in the mood, without thinking about anything else. Just open the file: and then you’re safe. Once the words are on the screen, that becomes your distraction.”