Andrew McAfee: What will future jobs look like?
Economist Andrew McAfee suggests that, yes, probably, droids will take our jobs — or at least the kinds of jobs we know now. In this far-seeing talk, he thinks through what future jobs might look like, and how to educate coming generations to hold them.
Andrew McAfee studies how information technology affects businesses and society.
WHY YOU SHOULD LISTEN TO HIM?
Andrew McAfee studies the ways that information technology (IT) affects businesses, business as a whole, and the larger society. His research investigates how IT changes the way companies perform, organize themselves and compete. At a higher level, his work also investigates how computerization affects competition, society, the economy and the workforce.
He’s a principal research scientist at the Center for Digital Business at the MIT Sloan School of Management. His books include Enterprise 2.0 and Race Against the Machine (with Erik Brynjolfsson).
Why Successful Organizations Fail: Danny DeLaRosa
How a successful business can lose sight of what makes them unique.
Erik Brynjolfsson: The key to growth? Race with the machines
As machines take on more jobs, many find themselves out of work or with raises indefinitely postponed. Is this the end of growth? No, says Erik Brynjolfsson — it’s simply the growing pains of a radically reorganized economy. A riveting case for why big innovations are ahead of us … if we think of computers as our teammates. Be sure to watch the opposing viewpoint from Robert Gordon.
13 Steps to Happiness and Prosperity
There are thirteen steps to happiness and it all begins with a process. From recruiting to advertising, watch this week’s Think Tank Tuesday to determine which processes you need to focus on in order to be successful.
Michele Desjardins on Complex Family Business Structures
Michele Desjardins describes the differences in governance structures and leadership for holding companies versus operating companies.
Greg McCann on “Linking Wealth and Character in the Next Generation”
McCann discusses helping the “next generation” in family businesses and family offices to successfully manage their relationships with family wealth, the family enterprise, and the family itself — and the implications for schools of business.
Fredda Herz Brown on “Family Sustainability”
Fredda Herz Brown describes four essential characteristics for high net worth families who wish to create “family sustainability” for multiple generations.
David Bork on Family Business Boundaries
David Bork describes seven critical boundary issues for family businesses: compensation, succession, siblings, spouses, non-family executives, spouses of family members, and confidentiality.
Bonnie and Michael Hartley on “Fire Drills for Family Businesses”
“Fire drills” can help a family-in-business to prepare for abrupt and unexpected challenges.