A Working Class Manifesto [Kilpi]

The best way I can describe Esko Kilpi is as a “future of work philosopher”. And this is a prime example:

A working class manifesto

It’s a short read, arguing that in the era of knowledge work, the distinction between work and personal lives is a false dichotomy, and the tension is only if you choose to look at reality through a very particular lens.

A few memorable quotes:

We need to study the intersection of business strategy and personal narrative and use the new agenda to challenge our industrial age practices and flawed ways of thinking. We are accustomed to taking work home, but what would the opposite be? Knowledge work needs people who are more fully present, people with responsibility and ownership.

Post-industrial business is about doing meaningful things with meaningful people in a meaningful way.