Work of the Future Book Series: Ellen Ruppel Shell, Author of "The Job"

Wednesday, October 23, 2019 at 4:30pm to 6:00pm

Building 66, 110
25 AMES ST, Cambridge, MA 02139

Journalist Ellen Ruppel Shell (Boston University College of Communication) will talk about her book The Job: Work and Its Future in a Time of Radical Change.  This will be a conversation with Elisabeth Reynolds (Executive Director, MIT Industrial Performance Center; Lecturer, Department of Urban Studies and Planning; Executive Director, MIT Work of the Future Task Force) 

From the description: "Through exhaustive reporting and keen analysis, The Job reveals the startling truths and unveils the pervasive myths that have colored our thinking on one of the most urgent issues of our day: how to build good work in a globalized and digitalized world where middle class jobs seem to be slipping away...The book's four sections take us from the challenges we face in scoring a good job today to work's infinite possibilities in the future. Work, in all its richness, complexity, rewards and pain, is essential for people to flourish. Ellen Ruppel Shell paints a compelling portrait of where we stand today, and points to a promising and hopeful way forward."

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