The tech worker of the future

Today’s theme in the flux of communications that has passed through my inboxes and feed reader seems to be the future of the tech worker. This morning I was presented with a quote from the dean of my university, Mqds Tofte, who commented on the increased demands on future tech workers with regards to spatial and social flexibility and technical competencies [].

Later in the day, I stumbled upon (not the webapp – the analogue kind of stumble) a post on which addressed a lot of the same ideas only with a slightly less glass half empty perspective. Here’s an excellent quote from Guy Kawasaki

“People should stop looking for grails and start looking for personal enlightenment.” What he means — or what I mean when I quote him — is that the idea that there needs to be a financial payoff to every idea, the idea that the “return” is more important than the “investment”, all too often keeps us from pouring ourselves into things that we don’t see any way to measure. And yet those are the things that are the things we should be most willing to invest ourselves in: family, friendship, beauty, truth, trust, community — enlightenment.

It’s such an inspiring quote and what’s even more inspiring is that there are actually people out there who are running companies based on philosphies. The excellent signal vs. noise blog has some amazing stuff about how they’re implementing new things in their organisation.

Now that’s a place I’d like to work.


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