Seth Godin nails the future of work in his post, The forever recession (and the coming revolution), except of course he’s talking about the work that needs to be done today.
Job creation is a false idol. The future is about gigs and assets and art and an ever-shifting series of partnerships and projects. It will change the fabric of our society along the way. No one is demanding that we like the change, but the sooner we see it and set out to become an irreplaceable linchpin, the faster the pain will fade, as we get down to the work that needs to be (and now can be) done.
It’s a slightly longer read that usual but one for which I suggest you make the time.