Chapter 1

Changing Work

Until now, companies, not employees, have been in control. There has been a surplus of workers, and companies have been able to call the shots about where people work and when. But the world of work is dramatically shifting. There is a huge shortage of talent coming.1 What makes me say that? The population is growing, not shrinking, so why will we be faced with a talent shortage? Studies show that the supply of people able to understand and respond to business challenges will fall short of the rising demand for business change and growth. In Silicon Valley, and elsewhere, we have more technical jobs and fewer students graduating with the technical chops we need. We need deeper technical skills in order to keep up and remain ...

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