The quitting economy
When employees are treated as short-term assets, they reinvent themselves as marketable goods, always ready to quit
The future is emotional
Human jobs in the future will be the ones that require emotional labour: currently undervalued and underpaid but invaluable
What is human capital?
Human capital theory was invented as an ideological weapon in the Cold War. Now it is helping to Uberise the world of work
The queen does not rule
The ant colony has often served as a metaphor for human order and hierarchy. But real ant society is radical to its core
Nobody is home
From the footloose networker to the exiled migrant, home has been displaced by an idea that’s both elusive and contested
Economists believe in full employment. Americans think that work builds character. But what if jobs aren’t working anymore?
Trust me with your money
It takes diplomacy, anthropology and psychology to serve the world’s super-rich. But only trust opens their purse strings
The great settling down
The idea that American life is increasingly transient and uprooted is a myth: people are moving less, but worrying more
Groupthink can be stultifying. So how do the most successful groups elicit collective intelligence from their members?
How organisations enshrine collective stupidity and employees are rewarded for checking their brains at the office door