As we’re moving from jobs to tasks and automate certain parts of our work.

Amazon just announced that it will pay up to $12,000 per employee to train in new fields.. Presumingly to help those being automated out of their tasks (not jobs — important distinction).

Once trained, there is a real chance that the jobs they occupied will not be needed — effectively making these individuals freelancers (defined here as practitioners driving their own bus’).

As such, these people will need a lot meta skills: understanding own advantages, pursuing work and not jobs, develop an eye for opportunities maybe not announced.

In the transition between now and whatever next job equilibrium follows we will all be freelancers.

Daily Note

November 10, 2018