“For the first 290,000 years of our 300,000-year history, we didn’t work nearly as hard as we do now.” – James Suzman
Have you heard about the Next Big Idea Club? They believe you start with the people behind the ideas : writers, both established and up-and-coming, who engage, inspire, and motivate readers to make changes in their lives and the world.
They just published an interview with James Suzman, author of “Work: A Deep History, from the Stone Age to the Age of Robots”. His high-level assessments are:
- We work a lot harder than our hunter-gatherer ancestors.
- All living organisms are born to work.
- We’re all farmers at heart.
- Country work ain’t city work.
- Changes to work today are as profound as the agricultural revolution.
Live Events this Fall
We’ve been missing the opportunity to meet with our community for a long time now. We’re planning an in-person event in New York and one in Washington DC in the October timeframe.
We go to small towns and big cities to have discussions about what’s next in our lives and careers. It’s a great way to connect with people who are thinking about these things too. We have filled conference rooms and held intimate conversations around a dining table.
If you’d like to stay informed about the events. Sign up on our Events Page.
Our favorite tools and resources for expanding your network, staying in the know, learning new skills, and making your next move.
- The Lean Startup: Whether you’re starting something new or just making some adjustments to your trajectory, this book will set you up for measuring success.
- The Tim Ferriss Show: “Each episode, I deconstruct world-class performers from eclectic areas (investing, sports, business, art, etc.) to extract the tactics, tools, and routines you can use. This includes favorite books, morning routines, exercise habits, time-management tricks, and much more.”
- LinkedIn Learning: Paid and free courses to keep your skills and career strategies up to date.
Next For Me Advisor Joins the Biden Administration
We’re delighted to report that our Senior Advisor Clare Martorana has joined the Biden Administration as Federal Chief Information Officer (CIO) and administrator of the Office of Electronic Government at the Office of Management and Budget (OMB).
We wish Clare the very best as she brings her humanitarian spirit to what’s next for our country. Read the press release.
Get More Next For Me
If you find value in our work there are a few ways you can get even more.
- Buy our book: A Guide to Change For Everybody.
- Schedule a workshop based on the book.
- Take our course based on the book.
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