The Engineering Career Coach Podcast

TECC 93: Why Engineers Need Entrepreneurship with Bestselling Author Taylor Pearson

January 5, 201642 min
In today’s episode, Taylor Pearson, the author of the bestselling book The End of Jobs, talks about entrepreneurship and why the typical 9 to 5 jobs aren’t necessarily "stable" anymore for engineers. Here are some key points from this episode: #1 – The social & technological advancements of the past 100 years have brought us the end of jobs. Now the scarce resource in the economy is entrepreneurship which, while a scarce skill, is one that can create more career freedom. #2 – For the past 40 years the only job segment with growth has been non-routine, cognitive type – i.e. creating systems. The only segment that is growing is non-routine cognitive work. When you build your career, you have to think about the skills that are non-routine and can do the cognitive work. #3 – Jobs in almost all industries are becoming increasingly commoditized. Getting a certain degree or certification may not be as important as before; you have to have that skill (the ability to do non-routine cognit

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