FL074: “The End of Jobs” with Taylor Pearson

In this episode of Freedom Lovin’ Podcast I interviewed my friend Taylor Pearson to talk about his amazing new book “The End of Jobs”, which is a bestseller at the moment in Business department on Amazon. We discussed the trend of this century that favors entrepreneurship and not knowledge, we discussed why it has never been easier and cheaper to start your own business and why credentials and college degrees are losing value, increasing costs and above all, why jobs are becoming less profitable than ever.

Taylor’s website: http://taylorpearson.meTaylor Pearson
@ctaylormpearson
Book “The End of Jobs”
Free Resources from the book

“The phenomenology that every individual fights to exercise a greater degree of freedom in their life is crystal clear. We, as species and individuals, always want freedom. Once we get it, we always want more.” Taylor Pearson

 

Shownotes:

Why nowadays we have more freedom than JD. Rockefeller. [4:10]
The background of Taylor Pearson. [6:00]
Taylor’s motivation for writing the book. [9:08]
Why entrepreneurship is a skill set and not a gift that few have [11:20]
Why credentialism is losing value rapidly and what is the “4th economy” or entrepreneurial era in which we live today. [15:08]
As humans, we love to work but dislike the obligation of it. Learn what is the Tom Sawyer Effect. [23:55]
Why entrepreneurship may seem more risky, but is becoming less and less. [27:00]
Our generation have more opportunity not to ask for power, but to wrest it from
the sctructures that exist. [33:00]
Why entrepreneurship is a more “natural” to go about life? [36:02]
Comments around male domination in entrepreneurship [37:45]

People Mentioned:

Dan Andrews from TropicalMBA
Dan Norris from WPCurve
Ian Schoen from TropicalMBA
Brian Chesky from AirBnb
Sam Altman from Y Combinator
Paul Graham from PaulGraham.com

Books Mentioned:

The 7 Day Startup: You Don’t Learn Until You Launch
The Fourth Economy: Inventing Western Civilization

Not mentioned, but an honorable mention:
The Black Swan: The Impact of the Highly Improbable Fragility

Selected Links from the Episode:

The Worst Mistake in the History of the Human Race by Jared Diamond
What Doesn’t Seem Like Work? by Paul Graham

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