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Embracing Risk in Our Working Lives

Sep 10, 2015

Gone are the days of graduating from college, paying your dues with a few entry-level positions, and landing a 30-year career with a big corporation, complete with retirement benefits.

There’s no such thing as job security. Whole industries are disappearing, just as new ones — some that couldn’t even have been imagined a short time ago — are emerging, practically overnight. Meanwhile, thanks to technology, workers are under constant pressure to be available at all times.

40 percent of us will be self-employed, on some level, by the end of this decade, according to a study from Intuit, a financial services software company.

Today we'll talk with career guru and trend-spotter Anne Kreamer. She believes that amassing a range of skill sets and professional networks is a requirement to prosper in the 21st century.

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GUESTS:

  • Pamela Katz – author, The Partnership: Brecht, Weill,  Three Women, and Germany on the Brink
  • Anne Kreamer – author, Risk/Reward: Why Intelligent Leaps and Daring Choices Are the Best Career Moves You Can Make

MUSIC:

  • “Gne Gne,” Montefiori Cocktail
  • “Zechriel,” John Zorn
  • “Can't Run But,” Paul Simon

Jonathan McNicol and Faith Middleton contributed to this show, which originally aired August 13, 2015.