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The Future of (Your) Work - Singularity University Global Summit 2016

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How is work becoming unbundled? Why do automation+globalization evaporate "the middle"? How can we thrive in disruptive times?

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The Future of (Your) Work - Singularity University Global Summit 2016

  1. 1. The Future of (Your) Work Gary A. Bolles Partner, Charrette LLC Co-founder, eParachute.com SoCap - Social Capital Markets US Broadband Coalition DGREE.org - The Future of Higher Education Closing the Gap: Solutions for an Inclusive Economy People Centered Internet
  2. 2. It was the best of times. It was the worst of times.
  3. 3. the new arms race. Courtesy of Adafruit
  4. 4. how can we thrive in disruptive times?
  5. 5. the three boxes of life.
  6. 6. the three boxes of life.
  7. 7. the three boxes of life. education work leisure
  8. 8. the three boxes of life. education work leisure
  9. 9. career
  10. 10. career
  11. 11. a portfolio of work.
  12. 12. what’s “work”?
  13. 13. problems
  14. 14. problemstasks
  15. 15. problemstasksskills
  16. 16. let’s talk about skills.
  17. 17. know. do.
  18. 18. ● Agriculture, Agriculture Operations, and Related Sciences ● Architecture and Related Services ● Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender, and Group Studies ● Aviation ● Biological and Biomedical Sciences ● Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services ● Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs ● Communications Technologies/technicians and Support Services ● Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services ● Construction Trades ● Education ● Engineering Technologies and Engineering-Related Fields ● Engineering ● English Language and Literature/letters ● Family and Consumer Sciences/human Sciences ● Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics ● Health Professions and Related Programs ● History ● Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting ● Human Services ● Legal Professions and Studies ● Liberal Arts and Sciences Studies and Humanities ● Library Science ● Mathematics and Statistics ● Mechanic and Repair Technologies/technicians ● Military Technologies and Applied Sciences ● Multi/interdisciplinary Studies ● Natural Resources and Conservation ● Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies ● Personal and Culinary Services ● Philosophy and Religious Studies ● Physical Sciences ● Precision Production ● Psychology ● Science Technologies/technicians ● Social Sciences ● Theology and Religious Vocations ● Transportation and Materials Moving ● Visual and Performing Arts
  19. 19. intuitiveanalytic repetitive unique problems & tasks transferable skills
  20. 20. intuitiveanalytic repetitive unique problems & tasks transferable skills
  21. 21. intuitiveanalytic repetitive unique problems & tasks transferable skills
  22. 22. What’s most important today? know do
  23. 23. What’s most important today? know do
  24. 24. What’s most important today? know do
  25. 25. the three boxes of life. education work leisure
  26. 26. ...to a lifelong model.
  27. 27. ...to a lifelong model. nano-learning
  28. 28. payers <> workers
  29. 29. we’re not playing by the same rules.
  30. 30. industries are becoming unbundled.
  31. 31. music. newspapers. magazines. books. videos. transportation. energy. manufacturing. medicine. higher education. healthcare. financial services.
  32. 32. how do exponentials affect these industries?
  33. 33. exponentials evaporate the middle.
  34. 34. work is becoming unbundled.
  35. 35. You
  36. 36. You
  37. 37. You
  38. 38. TASKS You Your Work
  39. 39. TASKS You Your Work
  40. 40. TASKS You Your Work
  41. 41. Entrepreneurism
  42. 42. how can we thrive in disruptive times?
  43. 43. 1.design policies for an unbundled world.
  44. 44. early education for transferable skills. unbundle degrees. unbundle student loans. unbundle benefits. unbundle business loans.
  45. 45. 2. change the purpose of the organization to purpose.
  46. 46. shareholders. customers. employees. community. planet.
  47. 47. 3. educate to adapt.
  48. 48. lifelong learning. self-inventory. lean career goals. a portfolio of work. lifelong leisure.
  49. 49. performance enjoyment ! X X
  50. 50. It was the best of times. It was the worst of times.
  51. 51. It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness, it was the epoch of belief, it was the epoch of incredulity, it was the season of light, it was the season of darkness, it was the spring of hope, it was the winter of despair, we had everything before us, we had nothing before us, we were all going direct to heaven, we were all going direct the other way – in short, the period was so far like the present period, that some of its noisiest authorities insisted on its being received, for good or for evil, in the superlative degree of comparison only.
  52. 52. thrive.

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