Thomas Friedman today in the Times:
It has never been harder to find a job and never been easier — for those prepared for this world — to invent a job or find a customer.
I have a love/hate with Friedman because it kills me the way he turns everything into a catch phrase, but this resonates. Especially the “those prepared for this world” part. The parent in me latches on to that. When I look at my kids, I’m hoping to see entrepreneurs, ready to create and add value and be able to create a living on their guile and grit and passion. Not sure I see that yet. Hoping their mom and I will rub off on them.
But, their schools helpin’ them with that? Uh…notsomuch. They’re preparing them to work for someone else. After all, that’s what they do in class.