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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)!
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.
Taylor masterfully exploits a deep misconception within our society today.....the proverbial job and it's future. Taylor has a keen ability to share a very unique perspective only some are willing to delve into. The End of Jobs was truthful, relevant and very engaging!! Whether it's the discovery or curiosity of embracing entrepreneurship; the challenge technology is producing by disrupting the very fabric our society was built on....Taylor Pearson's "The End Of Jobs is enticingly thought provoking.
A definite must read for only those of you who wish to wake up smarter than when you went to sleep ;)
In the book he writes about how we are moving from a knowledge based economy to a systems based economy as knowledge becomes more and more commodified. A degree isn't worth much these days and its sad to see most millennials thinking that the solution is to get even more degrees and more papers and more debt. Where some see nothing but a lack of jobs, some see nothing but opportunity as new markets open up. Businesses that were not viable at the local level can now be easily reached through the internet where people with no money can rapidly build "micro multinationals" using tools that only a few years ago were only available to large companies.
The beauty is for those that understand the current changes taking place there is nothing but opportunity. Taylor uses the book to enlighten those who wish to learn about this new world and learn how not just to survive but to thrive in a systems based economy.
The book informs the reader of the changes taking place while a small sizable section also points the reader in the right direction towards starting their own online business, frequently citing and mentioning "7 day startup" by Dan Norris which is also a perfect complement to this book.
This book is for those who are frustrated that they have "no jobs," for those wishing to have their freedom back by building systems (e.g. an online business) and for those wishing to understand the current changes happening in the way the economy is being restructured.
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