Why Americans care about work so much
ABC 162: On the two concurrent revolutions disrupting how we work
There’s no one in my book whom I quote more often than The Atlantic’s Derek Thompson. He has an uncanny ability to explain the world as if he were both your best childhood friend and your favorite college professor.
Derek is a master of what journalists call the “Day Two Take.” Day one is for the news. On day one, the articles that capture the most attention often have the most scoops or the most salacious headlines. But on day two, articles cut through the noise for a different reason: they put the new(s) in perspective.
The past few years have had a flurry of hot takes about remote work, AI, and the proverbial future of work. Leave it to Derek to make everything that has gone down make sense in about the length of time it takes to understand the acronym GPT.
Here’s the piece: Why Americans Care About Work So Much
My friend Alex made me this sweet little book trailer!
Reminder: The Good Enough Job Street Team™️ kicks off this Tuesday. (Thanks to the 20 awesome folks who’ve already joined!) If you want to help get the word out (and get a free digital copy of the book), reply “I’m in!” to this email, and I’ll send you the invite.
P.S. The song of the week is a gorgeous rainy day vibe by my friends Jordan and Maya. It’s also less than 100 seconds long. The full songs of the week playlist is here.
“But on day two, articles cut through the noise for a different reason: they put the new(s) in perspective.”
Good point. I love the Atlantic.