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Saturday, June 04, 2005 10:26 AM
Brave New World, Part III
Anita Sharpe on Business

And don't miss Dan Pink's column, also in the Times. (Dan is also featured prominently in the May issue of Worthwhile.) In the Times, he writes:

Commencement speakers have long offered graduating seniors the same warm and gooey career advice: Do what you love. And graduates have long responded the same way: They've listened carefully, nodded earnestly, and gone out and become accountants.

But this year is different. The students graduating this spring will operate in a labor market that increasingly confers an economic advantage on the activities that people do out of a sense of intrinsic satisfaction -- designing cool things, telling stories and helping others. For the class of 2005, 'Do what you love' is no longer a soft-hearted sentiment. It is also a hard-headed strategy.


Pink also notes in the same piece that 'more Americans already work in art, entertainment and design than work as lawyers, accountants and auditors.'


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