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The End of Jobs presents an even more compelling argument on how the traditional education, career and asset accumulation script is failing. Not just failing a generation of Millennials who can't get professional jobs after 4 years and tens or hundreds of thousands of college debt, but all workers. Pearson presents the historical contexts of work throughout history, showing how these paradigms each crumbled as a result of power shifts from Monarchies to Banks to Corporations. Today, the power shift has moved from the Corporation to the Individual, and as such, a "job" in the traditional sense is doomed.
After laying the groundwork for this theory, Pearson then presents actionable steps to hedge these risks and attain freedom. Like The Four Hour Work Week, there are also specific strategies and tactics. With the rate at which digital innovation moves, it's difficult to keep these tactics timeless. But the concepts of the "Stair Step Method" and Apprenticeships will hold any fledgling entrepreneur in good stead for years to come. I for one will use it and the accompanying bonus material as a knowledgebase in my own business and personal processes.
There is a somewhat derogatory term, the Wantrepreneur: a person who gorges on entrepreneurial philosophy and strategies but is yet to pull the trigger and go out on a limb themselves. Wantrepreneurship is a necessary stage in the journey - you must first decide that being an Entrepreneur is something worth caring about. The End of Jobs provides the mission as well as the toolkit to take those first steps.
To be clear, this is not just a tactics-based "how to start a business" handbook for newbies. Nor is it insiders-only philosophical read for established business owners. It's the necessary balance of age-old philosophical theories, real-world examples of successful entrepreneurs, and nitty-gritty strategies and tactics that can create a catalyst for change: not only the WHY, but the HOW and WHEN (i.e. right now)!
Instead it was just a lengthy marketing pamphlet for how to live as a digital nomad, supported by examples of his friends. A smarter four hour workweek if you will.
Don't get me wrong, there is good information in there if this is your goal. But rather than latching onto truly revolutionary ideas, such as the true "end of jobs" as a result of our transition into a post-capitalist economy, he just shows you how to be a different sort of capitalist.
Its worth a browse if all of these ideas are new to you, but I'm much more excited to read Paul Mason's game changing book that just came out. Postcapitalism: A Guide to Our Future
Throughout the book it helped me to reconsider my life. A small step for me to shift but it is good start. I would give this 4.5 stars because some of them are not thoughts provoking enough. However, many points in the book make me realized that I tried too hard to plan a career. It was completely wrong path for me. I guess I gotta to move soon than I thought. Cause I don't want neither being a turkey nor wait for inevitable to come for me.
This would be a good book for someone considering leaving their 9 to 5 job, to see why doing that might be a viable option. It also might be a good book to recommend if you're a digital nomad or entrepreneur trying to explain the current work climate to your parents or friends.
I read it in one sitting to have a feel for the material & I think a determined reader could do that in one go. At the current promo for USD$0.99 for the Kindle version, it's worth getting + you get the bonus downloads (including 10 audio interviews) which are interesting.
I highly recommend this book to the person who dreams of better workdays. Who wish he had more freedom and control in his life. The employee who spends his night and weekends on a secret project but still wonders if it's the right thing to do.
You'll love this book.