Episode 04: Linda Nazareth and the World of Work in 2020
What will the future of work look like in 2020 and beyond? How will our workforce change? Will robots take our jobs?
Linda Nazereth is an economist, author, broadcaster and national speaker. For over a decade, Linda was the Senior Economic Analyst for Canada’s Business News Network. Now, as the Principal of her own firm, Relentless Economics, she provides specialized economics research and consulting services to global corporations, non-profit organizations and governments.
In this episode, Linda and I discuss the changing demographics that are impacting our workforce, the acceleration of AI and robotics in our work lives, and how individuals should be thinking about reskilling and training to be competitive in 2020 and beyond. Take a listen to my conversation with Linda Nazereth.
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Work Is Not a Place: Our Lives and Our Organizations in the Post-Jobs Economy
Linda Nazareth is an economist, a futurist and a respected authority on the future of work. As the Principal of Relentless Economics Inc., she also provides specialized economics research and consultancy services to companies, non-profit organizations and governments. For over a decade, Linda was the Senior Economic Analyst for Business News Network (BNN) and Canada's only full-time on-air economist. From the years of the dot.com boom through the aftermath of the crisis on Wall Street, she guided viewers through what was happening, and what they needed to know about what might happen next. Prior to joining BNN, Linda was a Senior Economist with CIBC, where she spent ten years honing her analytic skills and becoming a sought-after speaker and media commentator. Earlier in her career, she was an economist with the federal government, specializing in demographic and labour market forecasting.
During her time on BNN, Linda started writing books and giving keynote presentations, and eventually left daily broadcasting to give those passions her full-time attention. Her clients have included everyone from American Express through to The Economist Magazine, and all have benefitted from her ability to take big ideals and distil them into information that they can use for their own strategic plans.
Linda’s most recent book, Work Is Not a Place: Our Lives and Our Organizations in the Post-Jobs Economy draws on the research she has been building for years as well as the insights gained from interacting with audiences across a range of sectors. With it, she is eager to engage people in thinking about what the world might look like when we replace the idea of ‘jobs’ with that of ‘work’ – and why that might not be a bad idea at all.
A frequent media commentator, Linda has been quoted everywhere from the Wall Street Journal to Wired magazine. Linda also serves as a Senior Fellow for Economics and Population Change at the Macdonald Laurier Institute. She holds an Honours Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics and a Master of Arts in Economics, both from the University of Toronto.