Brandon Springer better not be the Karl Rove of writers, because I saw Karl Rove slagging on Hillary Clinton in a “2 minute read” on Medium just yesterday.
Everything Brandon says about working for yourself is true, and younger generations absolutely have to adapt if they haven’t already. Maybe 10 percent (I’m being charitable) of companies have any loyalty to any employee and the thought that anybody, even in such fields as healthcare and prestige, overfilled occupations like law — anybody who’s not doing government work (and even that’s open to mass firings and heaven help most of them) would stay working for a company for decades, with all the golden hope at the end of the line. Abandon ALL hope because like one commenter said, it’s about as reliable as choosing gambling as a profession.
That said, it’s really not the individuals who have to fear over the long term. 50 years ago, the average corporate “life” was 50 years. Now, it’s 16 years and shrinking. If corporations were people, they’d be in the same situation as individuals are. And I think, they kind of are, unless they’re smart, nimble, and care about what they’re doing all along the way.
Says the person who can get Craig Newmark to share an article and reduce her Klout score in the process. That’s what I call “success.”