[LI] Pay transparency; work only for money

Two items posted to LinkedIn in November 2017 and March 2018. These have to do in different ways with remuneration - one the case for pay transparency and the other that making money should be one's career focus. (The arguments for the former make sense; those for the latter aren't convincing.) "Why you should know … Continue reading [LI] Pay transparency; work only for money

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[LI] “Work” & “jobs” in English; kinds of “work” in Japanese

Three posts to LinkedIn in Jan.-Mar. 2018 concerning distinctions about types of "work" in English and Japanese. This is part of exploring the difference between "work" and "jobs"/"employment" in English, and discovery of a set of terms in Japanese (and German) describing different kinds of (or meanings associated with) "work." 2 Japanese expressions (posted January … Continue reading [LI] “Work” & “jobs” in English; kinds of “work” in Japanese

[LI] Four categories of “work” in Japanese & “ikigai”

"Work" in English can mean a number of things, but it is often used synonymously with job or employment. On a high level then, without getting into very specific kinds of activity, "work" is generally paid (a job) and when it isn't, it isn't called work, or is given a modifier to set it apart. … Continue reading [LI] Four categories of “work” in Japanese & “ikigai”

[LI] Jobs as problem; work as broken; jobs not as work

Three different items posted to LinkedIn about work, jobs, and the two confounded. This space seems in tumult, in part because of rise of intelligent automation. However it would certainly help to think more clearly about work and jobs being separate concepts, even as they are related (the latter a subset of the former).  "Jobs … Continue reading [LI] Jobs as problem; work as broken; jobs not as work

[LI] AI & the future of work, jobs, income & wealth

In his LinkedIn article "Why the future of work is a National emergency," Michael Spencer outlines what he sees as the threat of automation (which increasingly involves artificial intelligence - AI) for employment, and the ramifications of this in the economy. Here's an alternative view. First and most important is to disaggregate "work" on the … Continue reading [LI] AI & the future of work, jobs, income & wealth