THE MORNING SHOW
Charles Hugh Smith
Get a Job, Build a Real Career and Defy a Bewildering Economy
Charles Hugh Smith writes the Of Two Minds blog (www.oftwominds.com/blog.html) which covers an eclectic range of timely topics: finance, housing, Asia, energy, long‐term trends, social issues, health/diet/fitness andsustainability. From its humble beginnings in May 2005, Of Two Minds now attracts some 300,000 visits a month.
Smith’s books include “Weblogs and New Media: Marketing in Crisis” (2008) and “Survival+: Structuring Prosperity for Yourself and the Nation” (2009). He is currently completing “An Unconventional Guide to Investing in Troubled Times” (June 2011).
-Have we really lost our manufacturing jobs or have they just changed?
-Life long learning is part of our economy now
-Why there’s value in higher human interaction; would we really want to go to a restaurant and be served by a robot?
-Acquiring more skills to become permanently employed
-Learning how project management works
-There’s no evidence that the higher education system is really teaching the life skills to really build a career; why a diploma is not enough
-Enthusiasm, passion, invention and persistence will get you everywhere
-The internet as an essential part of a new economy
-There are nooks and crannies which are not being filled by big corporations; this is the community economy
-Relocalizing and bringing manufacturing back to the U.S.; we’re in the beginning of a new industrial age
-Steps to become self employed
-How important will diplomas be in the future?
-Knowledge is now basically free with all the information on the internet; take advantage of it and improve your skills and gain new ones
-Trust the network, not the government
charles hugh smith on the economy and you, april 22, 2014