The new economy

We’re working and living in a new economy where technology, creativity and human expertise drive growth and sustainability instead of natural resources or manual labor.

In the new economy, basic job functions that were once performed by humans are now automated by machines, creating a survival-of-the-fittest environment where success is achieved by people who have mastered a valuable craft that enables them to perform at an elite level and produce meaningful creative output.

Competitive advantage lies in a business or worker’s ability to collect and interpret data and/or leverage non-traditional business models — like the sharing-, streaming-, cloud-based models — to deliver rapid, personalized customer experiences that people pay attention to and pay for.

I spend a lot of my creative energy thinking about how to win in the new economy. And I’ll be sharing several of my insights at “How To Tech-Proof Your Future” — a free workshop I’m partnering with my friends at Spacious to present on Thursday September 13 at 6:30 PM.

You can find more details here. And if you’re in the New York City area, I’d love to see you there.