The book takes a look back at the Great Depression and Long Depression and uses those to give us a look toward the future of our "Great Reset" and how it is going to change how we live and work.
This was such a good read I'm compelled to write a review.
I read this book some 2 months ago and am now finally getting around to writing the review.
I thought about just skipping the review altogether but as I thought more about not doing the review, the more I realized how much I enjoyed the book.
The dilemma is that I normally write a review directly after completing a book while it is fresh in my memory.
In this instance I'm only going to share the quotes and notes taken during my reading. These will give you a good insight as to why I liked the book so much.
Notes and Quotes
Problem solving and team building are the skills most sought after in today's economy.
Jobs associated with these skills are increasing in number and with higher pay.
So what do we do about the jobs that don't currently utilize these skills?
"...we need to increase the analytical and social skills for the jobs we have....why not supplement sweeping floors and washing windows with charging custodial staff to bring about process improvements that make buildings more energy-efficient or more cost-effective."
"...because the service sector employs so many people ( 4 out of 10 workers) and contributes so significantly to the economy, we have little choice but to make these jobs more desirable and more emotionally and financially rewarding."
"Every Great Reset has been spurred on by new infrastructure that can speed the movement of goods, people and ideas"
"Great Resets evolve organically: new innovations emerge, new systems of technology and infrastructure are put in place and new patterns of living and working gradually take shape and begin to remake the economic landscape."
This was a great read and I recommend it to anyone wanting to get a glimpse into the future of our nation by examining our past.
Those who expect moments of change to be comfortable and free of conflict have not learned their history. ~Joan Wallach Scott