Be stubborn on the vision, but flexible on the details.

Become a domain expert, but retain a beginner’s mind.


AI and the Future of Jobs

Predicted Jobs Automation Will Create and Destroy

When Where Jobs
Jobs Created Predictor
2016 worldwide 900,000 to 1,500,000 Metra Martech
2018 US jobs 13,852,530 3,078,340 Forrester
2020 worldwide 1,000,000-2,000,000 Metra Martech
2020 worldwide 1,800,000 2,300,000 Gartner
2020 sampling of 15 countries 7,100,000 2,000,000 World Economic Forum (WEF)
2021 worldwide 1,900,000-3,500,000 The International Federation of Robotics
2021 US jobs 9,108,900 Forrester
2022 worldwide 1,000,000,000 Thomas Frey
2025 US jobs 24,186,240 13,604,760 Forrester
2025 US jobs 3,400,000 ScienceAlert
2027 US jobs 24,700,000 14,900,000 Forrester
2030 worldwide 2,000,000,000 Thomas Frey
2030 worldwide 400,000,000-800,000,000 McKinsey
2030 US jobs 58,164,320 PWC
2033 US jobs 67,876,460 Oxford University
2035 US jobs 80,000,000 Bank of England
2035 UK jobs 15,000,000 Bank of England
No Date US jobs 13,594,320 OECD
No Date UK jobs 13,700,000 IPPR

Books – 2018 – Naval, Shane Farnam

If I enjoy reading Farnam Street blog, what other blogs would I enjoy?



“To be a genius is to be misunderstood. But to be misunderstood is not to be a genius.” – ancient Greek proverb (via Neil deGrasse Tyson)


“No matter how busy you may think you are, you must find time for reading, or surrender yourself to self-chosen ignorance.” – Confucius


“Silence will save me from being wrong (and foolish), but it will also deprive me of the possibility of being right.” – Игорь Фёдорович Стравинский


“To live a creative life, we must lose our fear of being wrong” – Joseph Chiltern Pierce


Great minds discuss ideas; average minds discuss events; small minds discuss people.” – Eleanor Roosevelt

“Decide whether or not the goal is worth the risks involved. If it is, stop worrying.” – Amelia Earhart

“In the beginner’s mind there are many possibilities; in the expert’s mind there are few” – Shunryu Suzuki

“But it is vital to remember that information is not knowledge; that knowledge is not wisdom; and that wisdom is not foresight.” – Arthur C. Clarke

“Bring forth what is true. Write it so it is clear. Defend it to your last breath.” Goethe


“My own opinion is enough for me, and I claim the right to have it defended against any consensus, any majority, anywhere, any place, any time. And anyone who disagrees with me can pick a number, get in line, and **** ** ***” – Christopher Hitchens

There is no fortress so strong that money cannot take it.” – Cicero (B.C. 106-4)



Marcus Aurelius


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Relation between Influence and Presence

A lot of people tell me that body language matters on-stage, voice modulation matters, posture matters,  etc. etc.

Here’s the truth – It matters to the degree of your influence off-stage.

If you are a man of influence off-stage, you dont have to worry about your presence on-stage.

Now I said a “man” of influence – well, I’m tired of being politically correct. Go figure!

5 lessons from Tools of Titans

Start conversations with strangers. Take a genuine interest in other people’s lives. You never know where the next conversation will lead you.

The Obstacle Is the Way

The idea is that every obstacle presents an opportunity to get better, stronger, and tougher. It reminds us that we should be seeking out the things that scare and challenge us. This is the space in which growth occurs.

The impediment to action advances action. What stands in the way becomes the way.”
– Marcus Aurelius

The secret is to show up, do the work, and go home. A blue collar work ethic married to indomitable will. It is literally that simple. Nothing interferes. Nothing can sway you from your purpose. Once the decision is made, simply refuse to budge. Refuse to compromise.” – Christopher Sommer 

“The man who follows the crowd will usually get no further than the crowd. The man who walks alone is likely to find himself in places no one has ever been before.” – Alan Ashley-Pitt