So, what’s the problem with big data?
Take a look at important data from a reliable source. In May of 2016, the Federal Reserve Bank released its third annual report on the economic and financial conditions of American households. The report is based on a comprehensive survey of over 50,000 individuals representing randomly selected US households. Alongside scads of similar, broad-based studies, the findings of this survey reported:
- 22% of employed adults indicated that they were either working multiple jobs or doing informal work for pay in addition to their main job, or both.
- 46% said they did not have enough ready cash saved to cover an emergency expense costing $400.
- Over half of adults under age 30 who attended college took on debt while pursuing their education. (Now, take a moment and Google how many did not find work after incurring staggering educational debt.)
- 31% of non-retired respondents reported that they have no retirement savings or pension at all, including 27% of non-retired respondents age 60 or older.
Boring to read – hard to relate – even wearisome to muddle through no matter how important reliable big data is to our lives.
Conduct a survey of “one” – Ask yourself…
Does this information affect me and my ability to find or continue to work at any career stage and… what can I do to secure, increase or sustain my value?
One more question… Is it possible the most important investment I can make in my future work, is an investment in myself?
In this age of hyper-shift, you can’t solve your career challenges until you ask the right questions…
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