• Better Work: Droids Probably Will Take Your Job But Is It A Bad Thing?
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    “In the world that we’re creating very quickly, we’re going to see more and more things that look like science fiction and fewer and fewer things that look like jobs. Yes, probably, droids will take our jobs — or at least the kinds of jobs we know now, but in a world where it is just about as easy to generate an object as it is to print a document, we have amazing new possibilities. The people who used to be craftsmen and hobbyists are now makers, and they’re responsible …

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  • Pinpointing This Week: Better Work.
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    Apple, Amazon, Facebook and Google combined have close to $1 trillion in market capitalization but together the four of them employ fewer than 150,000 people. That’s less than the number of entrants into the U.S. workforce every month and roughly half the number of people that work for General Electric. As we face increasing automation of low-end jobs such as farming, manufacturing and service industries and productivity rises faster than demand, how will we pay for…

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  • The Collaborative Advantage.
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    According to a Havas Worldwide Report, 7 in 10 respondents (out of the 10,754 surveyed across 29 countries), believe that overconsumption is putting our society and planet at risk, while only 8% disagree. Most agree that a healthy economy relies on a high level of consumer spending, but as we highlighted recently in our post on Generation World, they also recognize that it’s not about how much you spend, it’s about how you’re spending. Smarter consumption…

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  • We The Economy.
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    An ambitious new project was launched last week, the result of 20 award-winning directors like John Chu, Adrian Grenier and Catherine Hardwicke, teaming up with 10 highly credentialed economists to create 20 short films that each explain a fundamental aspect of the economy in 5-8 min.  Designed to increase our society’s overall understanding of how the economy works (sans flagrant political POV), the series is called WeTheEconomy.  We were invited to play a…

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