Reading this piece gave me insight into one of the more challenging aspects of considering a phased or total retirement – giving up the motivation and conditioning that the best use of our time is that which produces the greatest profit. In this piece the author addresses this concept as it applies to corporations.
In a similar vein, I was reading the obituary of Clayton Christensen who passed away last week. Christensen wrote one of my favorite books, ‘The Innovator’s Dilemma’. In it he essentially expresses the same concept regarding disruptive technologies and the importance of companies recognizing the threats that disruptive technologies can provide to their survival. He cautions readers about being too focused on pleasing their customers (essentially going for maximum profit) at the expense of being aware of changes in the marketplace that could challenge their dominant positions.
Finally, the piece makes the case for aligning your values with how you spend your time, as well as how you spend your money.
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