The Silicon Valley 40 miles south of the CA Div Office seems to me a kind of fishbowl for the future, especially regarding jobs and business change. I think what’s happening in the information technology sector is a harbinger of things to come in many parts of the economy, i.e., we’re seeing before our eyes the materialization of 21st century economics for labor, goods and services.
So, although the article is titled, “Dear Unemployed Techie,” it’s got a lot of good insight that applies to the future of work. Basically:
The lifetime job using a fixed set of skills is disappearing. It may be reasonable to expect to change jobs every few years and to change fields at least once a decade. This means that almost everyone needs to learn to think like an entrepreneur. In particular, spotting trends is important.