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The Future of Jobs is Emotional

Lots of interesting stories this past week, including a piece in the New York Times about how automat
The Future of Jobs is Emotional
By Blake Oliver • Issue #48 • View online
Lots of interesting stories this past week, including a piece in the New York Times about how automation is threatening the $150 billion Indian IT industry. Productivity gains are making it cost effective to “onshore” jobs that were being rapidly offshored not that long ago.
On a related note, there’s an excellent essay in Aeon about how the future of jobs is emotional
What does this have to do with automation? When most technical work is automated, the only thing left will be customer relationships.
That’s going to be a challenge for the accounting profession, which isn’t exactly known for attracting the most outgoing people.
Speaking of outgoing people, it’s never been easy to get salespeople to use ERPs (think NetSuite and Intacct). Here’s an article about a Canadian software consultancy that created a slackbot to make it easier for sales reps to get data into NetSuite.
For these stories and more of the best links I clicked on last week, keep on scrolling.

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This issue was lovingly crafted by Blake Oliver and Phil Gross. Thanks for reading, and have a great week!
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