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What Disasters Teach Us About the Future of Work

Updated: Sep 1

As the Fourth Industrial Revolution – a wave of digital-era disruption – radically transforms systems of production and the nature of work, it is important to heed the lesson of disasters.




In the late morning of the 28 January 1986, the space shuttle Challenger took off in Cape Canaveral, Florida, only to break up midair within two minutes, and come crashing down into the Atlantic Ocean. All seven crew members were killed. The multimillion-dollar project went tragically and disastrously wrong due to an inexpensive rubber O-ring seal, which had failed due to the unusually low temperature on that day.


As the Fourth Industrial Revolution – a wave of digital-era disruption – radically transforms systems of production and the nature of work, it is important to heed the lesson of the O-ring.


Read my piece with Paolo Gallo on Forbes.


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