The rules of work were static for decades. Ever since the 1960s, we've had a model for career success that followed a common path. Those days are over. Learn how the rapid pace of change has created a new model.
- In the past, the rules of work…were fairly straightforward.…Go to school, choose and learn a trade or a profession,…get a job, stay in that industry for decades,…if not for your entire career.…Do what your boss told you, get promoted,…and save for your retirement.…If you did all those things, you got to have a family,…buy a car, buy a house, put your kids through school,…and make sure they had a better life than you did.…That's the American dream.…That unchanging work environment…meant you had a reliable paycheck, predictable benefits,…and an employer supported pension.…
Those rules were largely written…in the postwar era of the 1950s and 60s,…the period that's largely credited…with the rise of the American middle class.…And in fact, those old rules of work,…worked pretty well for decades.…But what's happened since the advent…of personal computing in the 1980s,…is that technology has come to infuse…an increasing amount of the work that we do.…Add in the increasing mobility of work,…the fact that a lot of work can be performed…
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- Why there are new rules of work, learning, and life
- Thinking like an entrepreneur
- Building your network
- Doing work driven by meaning
- Understanding the new rules of learning
- Becoming a lifelong learner
- Planning for leisure like you plan for work and learning
- Making time to give back
- What to do when the rules change again