Since this is the time for all the tabloids to print their predictions for the future, and I as a new blogger need to bow to the trends in publishing, I recently posted on my tech blog my predictions for 2007 and beyond.
One thing I can guarantee is that I will be wrong on at least 40% of those, and more likely around 80%. Something that I don't think I covered there is the fact that, just as it has for the past twenty to thirty years, the percentage of U.S. workers employed by the top companies listed by Fortune will continue to decline. American job growth, by and large, comes from smaller businesses opening or expanding.
If your plan for the future is solely dependent on working for a large company, you are already in trouble. Smaller businesses do not have as many layers of initiative-killers as larger businesses do. Nor do they have narrowly-defined jobs in which a person can do one or two tasks for thirty years or more. Smaller businesses need generalists that also excel in one or two particular tasks, which is surprisingly enough, what most people are like already.