Sunday, December 25, 2005

The Portfolio Career

The Portfolio Career

Increasingly, I believe that people will apply portfolio strategy to their careers. Rather than investing 100% of their human capital into a single job, they'll diversify. A classic example is the artist who works a day job to pay the rent, but works on her art as well. In the old days, this was seen as unusual. Hopefully in 20 years, it will be the norm.

For today's youth, there is a new social contract of work--it's all based on mutual benefits, not "loyalty."

While we aren't quite to Dan Pink's "Free Agent Nation," it sure seems like more people are looking at freelancing.

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