Could you survive and flourish as an entrepreneur, or should you be satisfied working for someone else? That's a question I get every day in my role as an advisor to business professionals, and it's a good one to ask. In my view, the number of traditional long-term employee roles is declining rapidly, due to advances in technology and automation. By some projections, the level of unemployment could reach 50 percent by 2050, unless more people adopt the entrepreneurial, freelance, or gig approach, rather than long-term employment. It really doesn't matter where you are in the racial, social, or economic spectrum. It's time to take a hard look at your alternatives for maintaining financial independence in the years ahead. I saw some good alternatives detailed in a new book, "The Memo," by John Hope Bryant, who has served as an advisor to the last three U.S. presidents. He has spent years working with people who have "too much month left at the end of their money."Read More Get your copy if you haven't already.
Lessons on leadership, business, and life this week in Inc. Magazine ~ from my new book The MEMO - The Book.