“The greatest danger in times of turbulence is not turbulence;
it is to act with yesterday’s logic”. — Peter Drucker
The shift from manual workers
who do as they are being told —
either by the task or by the boss —
TO knowledge workers
who have to manage themselves ↓
profoundly challenges social structure …
“Managing Oneself (PDF) is a REVOLUTION in human affairs.” …
“It also requires an almost 180-degree change in the knowledge workers’ thoughts and actions from what most of us—even of the younger generation—still take for granted as the way to think and the way to act.” …
… “Managing Oneself is based on the very opposite realities:
Workers are likely to outlive organizations (and therefore, employers can’t be depended on for designing your life),
and the knowledge worker has mobility.” ← in a context
“More than anything else,
has to take more responsibility
for himself or herself,
rather than depend on the company.”
“Making a living is no longer enough
‘Work’ has to make a life .” continue
… finding and selecting the pieces of the puzzle
The Second Curve
These pages are attention directing tools for navigating a world moving relentlessly toward unimagined futures.
What’s the next effective action on the road ahead
It’s up to you to figure out what to harvest and calendarize
— working something out in time (1915, 1940, 1970 … 2040 … the outer limit of your concern) — nobody is going to do it for you.
It may be a step forward to actively reject something (rather than just passively ignoring) and then working out a plan for coping with what you’ve rejected.
Your future is between your ears and our future is between our collective ears — it can’t be otherwise.
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