Category: Future of Work

The Stoic’s guide to time

One of the hallmarks of our work future is time. As we offload more mundane and repeatable tasks to machines, we’ll be rewarded with more time to focus on the things that we do best as humans. But how should we spend that time? What should we do to make sure we don’t squander the…
Future of Work, Productivity

Why we need to build more humanity into STEM education

STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) education is often trumpeted as a panacea for economic growth. It’s the key to our future where all the good jobs and wage growth will happen. But that only tells part of the story. Sure, science and tech are fast growing sectors and there’s a continued need for highly…
Future of Work

AI and the rise of the emotional economy

Intelligent machines are starting to do many tasks that until recently were the exclusive domain of people. From delivering pizza to filing simple legal briefs, AI-powered software agents and robots are taking tasks away from humans. But while doom and gloom prognosticators have dominated mainstream media with predictions that this will inevitably cause mass unemployment,…
Future of Work, Productivity

What a 15-hour work week means for startups

In 1930, in the throes of the Great Depression, economist John Maynard Keynes published an essay he’d been working on since before the stock market crash titled “Economic Possibilities for our Grandchildren.” In it, Keynes made two audacious claims, especially given the tattered state of the economy: that economic output would grow about sevenfold by…
Future of Work, Productivity, Startup