Your Job & How Technology Will Change It
This is the first book to address how technology will affect the working person. There have been many books about how technology will affect the economy, international affairs, and other macro issues. This book focuses on every individual and what they do each day in their job, and specifically deals with how technology will affect their ability to make a living and succeed or fail in the working world in the near future.
Richard Lieberman, a Chicago-based attorney who moved to Los Angles for his firm and quickly learned how to use technology to work remotely, explains the basics and then moves on to a larger set of issues — technology won’t simply let us do the old stuff faster, it will change the nature of our jobs.
That’s the key value of his book, “Your Job and How Technology Will Change It,” which is very tightly focused on individuals and jobs and completely avoids any rambling utopian visions or detours into topics like big data.
His warning: be prepared to change or face early, unplanned retirement.
“We all know work is changing. Go into any Starbucks and you can see everyone doing their work on a Mac – doctors reviewing pathology slides, investors watching the market, sales people reviewing regional statistics, and students writing papers. But how the impact of technology will drive different career decision making was never clear until I read this book. Is it bad to take a job where you work out of your house? If so, how do you compensate for the ‘water-cooler’ conversations? Lots of new decisions and a good guide to help out so you don’t make the wrong ones.”
“Just finished this enjoyable read, and it really gave me a new perspective on the coming and present changes in the work world. Best of all, this book is not science-fiction theory, it was deeply researched with heavy-hitters in all aspects of the professional environment. Finally, it is all wrapped up in an enjoyable and easily readable style. Good for anyone who wants a glimpse into the future AND present.”
“Replete with vital information on how to adapt to the new mindset of doing day-to-day business in today’s technologically advanced workplace as well as in the future. For the mid-career individual, this book is an indispensable guide to successfully continuing his/her upward mobility. In short, it is a must-read!”