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The Quantum Age of IT: Why everything you know about IT is about to change by Charles Araujo

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CHAPTER 10: THE PEOPLE PROBLEM: WHYYOUR TECHNICAL SKILLS WILL WORKAGAINST YOU

In September 2011, Paul LePage decided that he was going to do something about unemployment. The governor of Maine, like many other leaders throughout the country, was faced with an increasingly stubborn problem. He had too many unemployed people in his state. Something needed to be done about it.

The common view is that there are not enough jobs. With all of the layoffs and cutbacks, there is just not enough work to go around. So Governor LePage convened a roundtable discussion of prominent employers from throughout the state, along with experts from places like Harvard, to see what could be done about the situation. What he learned was that the problem was not, in ...

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