Intro to the Lean Career

Intro to the Lean Career, The Legacy Career

The Need for Speed: From Legacy to Lean


In the two previous introductory posts, I described a qualitative transition in the job market and the more prominent role that risk plays in getting a new position. Whereas the Legacy Career depended on a lifetime career investment, the Lean Career relies on speed. Origins Lean methods originated from Toyota’s management of manufacturing during the 1970s. By

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Intro to the Lean Career, Networking, The Legacy Career

The Value of Information: Risk All Around


During the Legacy Career candidates relied on an enduring network of connections for the information necessary to build a career. As the job market shifted and those connections were lost, new information asymmetry problems emerged. Candidates who directly engage them succeed. Information asymmetry exists when one person in an exchange has more information than another.

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Intro to the Lean Career, The Legacy Career

The Legacy Career


The first three posts here are meant to give context to the entire future of the blog. Here, I’ll lay out and distinguish some of the emerging trends in the present job market as I see them.___________________ Steve Jobs got his first real job in technology at Atari. Prior to starting, Jobs dropped out of

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