Say hello to KnowledgeBlocks’ newest Thinker in Residence, Nacie Carson. Nacie’s work is especially interesting in our current climate of unpredictability in the employment world. Where traditional means of income appear to be dissolving for many, she suggests an overall evaluation of one’s skill set and adapting accordingly, just like Darwin’s Galapagos finches. It doesn’t necessarily mean just perusing the job listings for full-time positions; it means complete adaptability. What can you do with your skills right now, in any mode?
Last week, Nacie did a couple of Q&A sessions with us, touching on ‘gig-economy’, ‘Career Evolution’, and a selection of other topics that bring into focus the importance of adaptability in today’s career world.
To the question “If people only take one thing away from this book, what do you hope that is?” Nacie replied:
I hope it is that we all have the capacity to grow, change, and yes—evolve. Unlike other species on this earth—our dear finches included—humans have the unique capability to consciously participate in our own evolution. We are not passive beings, but active and sentient beings who can survive and thrive in most any conditions. Our economic and vocational conditions are no different. I hope people take away a message of hope, motivation, capability, and a few good business tips as well!
Read more from Nacie over at KnowledgeBlocks.