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The search for meaningful work in a future proof industry

Time out and the New Year often provides a medium for us to reflect on our careers, our purpose and our values.

The pursuit of meaningful work that is aligned to our values has never been more important, so aligning our moral compass with our career compass is a discussion I am having with many more executives today. Interestingly, our Millennial co-workers set the stage for this thinking much more emphatically than the Baby Boomers, who would often follow a great leader into two or even three companies without necessarily assessing culture or values alignment.

The world has changed and assessing how ‘future proof’ industries are these days is becoming a new criterion before making the leap. Furthermore, over the last 3-5 years commentators have identified companies such as Uber, Airbnb and Netflix to exemplify disruption.

Today I find myself using a different combination. The ‘ABC’ disruptors – Amazon, Blockchain and Cryptocurrency – are not limited to products. They are radically changing the way the world interacts and transacts. If you thought you were just coming to terms with disruption, the ABC disruptors are about to take us on a head-spinning ride.

Happy reading,

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Bill Sakellaris
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