Gauthier Vasseur and I were joking at the beginning of this episode that it is getting harder to keep track of where each of us is when we record. I am normally in Bangkok, but happened to be in Singapore on business. Gauthier’s ‘excuse’ for not being at his home base in San Francisco was much more impressive…
Gauthier was invited to speak at the World Economic Forum in Davos! Not only that, but he was asked to speak on a topic that he and I had covered on one of our previous podcasts…’The Future of Work’.
Gauthier came away from Davos with many interesting insights, which he shares liberally with me during our discussion.
Among many concerns for the future of work and the workforce is a dystopian future in which machines run our lives and humans are subjugated to a life of service to those machines. I take a more optimistic view. One of Gauthier’s favorite quotes from his conversations at Davos was, it is also likely that “Machines will make us humans more human…"
I understand that market dislocations can be painful…at times very painful. But over time, and faster than most people expect, I agree with the quote above.
Listen and enjoy!