July 30th, 2011
It is time to slowly say good-bye to the “job” as it has been known in our lifetime and the lifetime of our parents. The parents of baby boomers were the first full generation that lived with the general concept of “life-long employment.” Baby boomers left college and stepped on lower rungs of a “career path.” Now, after three consecutive “jobless recoveries,” it should be clear that jobs as we had defined them are disappearing.
Since the collapse of Lehman Brothers almost three years ago, a number of people who had recently lost jobs due to downsizing, bankruptcy and lack of …
June 14th, 2007
We live in a time of great shift and transformation. I have written here about disintermediation and other trends that are reshaping the economic and cultural landscapes. It is increasingly important to consider these forces when making major life decisions, especially as it pertains to work, business and the economy.
As a member of the baby boom generation, I have seen many people my age change careers at least once during middle age. We are all living longer, move more often and of course are all living in a much faster paced world than the one our parents lived in. …