Last year, 2021, was a shake-up for US labor markets (to say the least). One of the most prominent metrics from the BLS was the number of people quitting and switching jobs (i.e. the Great Resignation). One way to think about it is that in September 2021, ~25% more workers quit their job than in … [Read more…]
Historically, many people determined their geographic location based on job proximity. Personally, in the past 10 years my wife and I moved from San Francisco to New Jersey to Boston and to Minneapolis in pursuit of new job opportunities. While many jobs will remain locale-based, many will not. In his new book Masters of Scale, … [Read more…]
# IntroductionSeveral months ago, Minhaaj Rehman asked me questions on his podcast about a broad range of topics: data science, supply chain, economics (& wealth inequality), as well as the efficiency of the US education system. I have experience with & passion for each, but I am by no means an expert. Imposter syndrome is … [Read more…]
Remote work has been awesome for knowledge workers over the past year. It’s going to get even better, as long as we optimize for time and relationship over spatial proximity.
In Great By Choice, Jim Collins teaches us that there is no new normal… there is always just uncertainty and change. Predicting the future is hard. The best leaders and organizations, as such, plan for multiple futures and hedge accordingly. They plan probabilistically. One tool that can assist in scenario planning is Monte Carlo simulation. … [Read more…]