May sound like coming from an old curmudgeon, but is true. The things that used to work even less than a decade ago, now don’t. We live in a world where the existing formulas have been upended. It has been happening for a while, but now we cannot deny it anymore.
No one in their right mind will ever put all their options against a career at one company, or even one discipline. Growing your nest egg by saving? Counting on that pension? Building on the shore? Or right where the redwoods are? Not the best plan anymore.
Flexibility and being nimble is the key to survival, and with a world that behaves nothing like it did just five years go, with floods, and droughts, and storms; it is hard to predict how the next summer is going to look like. We can just hope for the best.
It is like the recipes we have in our cookbook don’t work anymore, like the ingredients behave in a different way.