Posts tagged employment


Associative Doing: a Theoretical Model for Work in a Hyper-linked World

For many people, the Internet has become an irreplacable part of both work and entertainment. Whether we’re sending an email to our boss, marathon watching series on Netflix, doing research, shopping on Amazon, managing our online bank accounts, or just…

July 10, 2013, by

Indie Publishing

The Digital Revolution Kills Jobs Faster Than It Creates New Ones

There are two kinds of people: those who complain about disruption and those who celebrate it. The former are the dying indie bookstores, music labels, film industry, little publishing houses unhappy with Amazon’s ToS — the latter are the start-up generation,…

May 14, 2013, by


Code or Die: The Future Of Work?

In a new video designed to spread awareness about the importance of teaching people how to code, big promises are being made. Backed up by talking heads such as Zuckerberg, Gates and many more, the basic premise is that coding…

February 27, 2013, by


“Creating your own Job is sexy – and the Internet makes it possible”

Everyone loves the Internet. It’s a place of endless music, streaming movies, research, shopping opportunities and cat pictures. It enables us to talk with people on the other side of the planet at the tap of a finger. In short,…

December 20, 2012, by

Online Business

How The Internet Shortens The Distance Between Learning And Doing

In my grandfather’s time most people used to spend only a few years in school, learning the basics of arithmetic and spelling, before starting to work and learning to make a living. Today we spend more times in schools and…

September 7, 2012, by


Could A Well-Trained Monkey Do Your Job?

“There’s a statistical theory that if you gave a million monkeys typewriters and set them to work, they’d eventually come up with the complete works of Shakespeare. Thanks to the Internet, we now know this isn’t true.” – Ian Hart…

November 27, 2011, by


Carts Of Darkness [A Documentary]

Yesterday, I stumbled over a documentary called “Carts Of Darkness“. Superficially speaking it’s about men racing shopping carts down steep hills in Canada who also collect bottles and cans to make a living. While this may be reason enough to…

November 10, 2011, by


Why Serendipity Is A Core Requirement For Tomorrow’s Career Planning

Serendipity is a term that’s not easily translatable. In fact, it has been voted as one of the 10 English words hardest to translate. According to the Oxford dictionary it was coined in 1754 by Horace Walpole, “suggested by The…

November 2, 2011, by

Online Teaching

The Impossible Crusade of Education Technology Against The Human Spirit

A few days ago, I re-watched the classic 1965 movie “The Slender Thread” in which a woman played by Anne Bancroft tries to commit suicide and then calls a crisis center hot-line where everyone is furiously trying to pin-point her…

September 7, 2011, by


5 Things Everybody Ought To Ask About The New School Year

In many parts of the world, the new school year has already begun or is just about to begin. 2011 has been a year that was characterized by social upheavals, earthquakes, hurricanes and global financial turmoil. There is a looming…

August 29, 2011, by

Online Business

The Rise and Fall of the Product Mindset: From Assembly Lines to the Service Age

In this article I want to share with you an idea that has been occupying me for a few days. Obviously, there’s much more to be said about this than can fit into one article. So we’ll have to do…

February 12, 2011, by