Your job is probably worth 50% what it was in real terms 10 years ago. And who knows? It may very well not exist in 5-10 years.
We all saw the traditional biz model in my industry, advertising, start going down the tubes 10 years or so ago. Our first reaction was "work harder".
It didn't work. People got shafted in their thousands. It's a cold world out there.
We thought being talented would save our asses. We thought working late and weekends would save our asses. Nope.
Whatever. Regardless of how the world changes, the one thing "The New Realities" cannot take away from you is trust.
Your "trust"- the people you trust and vice versa- is what will feed you and pay for your kids' college. Nothing else.
Stop worrying about technology. Start worrying about who trusts you.Posted by hugh macleod at May 22, 2004 8:47 PM | TrackBack