IT and the Future of Work

IT and the future of work

Adrian Home Page, Industry Focus, Innovations, IT, Opinion and Analysis, US Economy

We are seeing changes in the nature of work for many people. In the ‘West’, we now appear to have accepted that the job for life is a thing of the past. For some time, commentators have talked of the shift from job for life, to career, to portfolio career (sequence of jobs “designed” by you), to the current situation …

Top 10 nations for Military Expenditure

Adrian Aerospace and Defence, Industry Focus, Opinion and Analysis, US Economy 0 Comments

Introduction Global Military expenditure has fallen in the last 2 years. This is, however, due to falls in the West (especially the US) as expenditure in other regions has increased slightly. As has been the case for many years, the US continues to spend the most on its military, with China being second and Russia third. For the first time …

Maze 2

The Uncertain Future of Work

Adrian Home Page, Industry Focus, Opinion and Analysis, US Economy 0 Comments

Introduction Confused by the “changing nature of work” and the predictions that old skills and current skills will not secure your (or your children’s) futures? I was too! So, as a result, I surveyed the topic of Careers of the Future and Future Work. What did I find? On initial glance, it appears that the future looks very much like …

Total U.S. Industrial Production – trend over time (1919 to 2014)

Adrian General Manufacturing, Industry Focus, Opinion and Analysis, US Economy 0 Comments

Introduction Much has been said and written about the apparent recovery, or otherwise, of the recovery of the US Economy. In addition, there is also much commentary on the improving position of US Manufacturing. Indeed I have written about the reasons for optimism in two posts from 2014, Overcoming Our Economic Downheartedness and The Continued Resurgence of American Manufacturing. With …