Two Links Tuesday- August 19, 2014

Humans Need Not Apply– Great discussion of automation and robots and how they may affect the future job market. Highly recommended.

Nobody Ever Gets Credit for Fixing Problems that Never Happened– Heroic efforts to solve a problem at a last second gets the hero rewarded with a promotion. Soon, managerial ranks are full of people that “are good in a crisis” and who value similar work. As a result, no one ends up doing the incremental improvement or maintenance that keeps crises from happening in the first place. It’s a vicious cycle.

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