August 27, 2012

News & Opinion: Thinker in Residence: Nacie Carson

By: Michael @ 5:08 PM – Filed under: Management & Workplace Culture

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.

About Michael

Michael Jantz oversees “special projects,” a task that corrals any number of imaginable alterations and re-imaginings of the umpteen books 800-CEO-READ so gracefully sells day after day. But never content with the appellations of the common workplace, Michael also now enjoys exploring other avenues of 800-CEO-READ’s enterprise, including reading, writing, design, and lively conversations with those writers whose books the company sells. It is a happy time for Michael, whose love of books and good company has found 800-CEO-READ's office and philosophy to be like nutrient-rich compost to his hungry, burrowing roots.