I’ve been listening to Robert T. Kiyosaki tapes (Choose to be Rich), and he mentions some rather interesting, if surprising, ideas.
One of them deals with the notion of job security. He says that basically this was an ideal that has been passed over to us through the industrial age. In the “old days”, you’d go to school, get trained for a particular technical profession, work for a particular company all your life and then retire. It was the obligation of the company to take care of you after that.
I take it to mean that there was a more stable job market then as opposed to now. If you got a job in those days, chances are you’d fill the space for the rest of your life.
But he says times have changed. We’re now in the information age, where the old notions no longer apply. It’s a far more volatile market, with jobs aplenty, however this also brings with it rather chaotic behaviour.
He goes on to say that this effectively means that you can no longer rely on your job to pay you da bucks once you retire (or stop working).
Hence it’s more advisable to learn how to invest and start a business.
How accurate is this idea? Does it really project the realities of the trends of the global market? Is “security” no longer a term that you can use to denote a profession?
See I had always thought of starting a business as extremely risky, and a “stable” job as the only real safe secure way of earning dependable income (i.e. the cheque coming through the mail every month).
However, this guy says it’s no longer a valid opinion in the NEW global market of the information age.