Welcome to episode number two of the “What to Watch, Read + Listen” (WTWRL) podcast. Today’s episode focusses on the topics of future and new work. New work been a really hot topic in my English coaching sessions recently that my corporate clients want – and need – to talk about since they are confronted with new work topics on a daily basis. The problem for them and also for me and for the podcast episode that I had planned is:
The topic of new work is really hard to grasp, difficult to understand and almost impossible to define. What exactly is new work? What is it that should we talk about? Is it Design Thinking, Agility, WOL, Lean Management, Scrum, VUCA? Each of these buzz words could be the topic for a stand-alone podcast episode!
The One About The Future And New Work
I decided to take a step back and to adopt a broader, more general perspective. And that’s why today I will look into the general future – our future and the trends that look like they are going to shape our future. And yes, this means that we will also look into the future of work!
Have fun and enjoy the show!
What to Watch
When it comes to trends and future, there is no way around professor and quantitative futurist Amy Webb and her Future Today Institute. At this year’s SXSW conference Amy Webb talked about emerging science and technology trends and presented the results of the 2019 trend report.
Valter Adao “The Future of Work”
Stop worrying about the technology and the trends and start thinking about the principles and philosophy that we want to use to shape the future. (Valter Adao)
Die Stille Revolution (in German)
What to Read
My personal go-to-source for anything related to trends, technology, the future of work and life is the Fast Company magazine.
What to Listen
Six Pixels of Separation
ep 680 Robots, Humanity and Marketing Artificial Intelligence
On The Way To New Work (German / English)
ep 100 New Work Godfather Frithjof Bergmann
ep 125 John Strelecky, author of “The Big Five for Life” and “The Why Café”
ep 134 John Stepper, inventor of the WOL method
Eigenstimmig podcast (in German)
ep 11-1 Interview with Susanne Eckes
I hope you enjoyed this episode of the “What to Watch, Read + Listen” podcast. Thank you so much for listening. Now go and rock the world! I’ll see you next time.
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WTWRL is a podcast for curious people (like me) who are always looking for inspiration, forward thinking ideas, and current trends. Each episode has a specific topic and gives you tons of starting points for your own journey into the English-speaking world.
A side note: All opinions are my own. This post is not sponsored, neither is this episode of the WTWRL podcast.