The economics and ecology of work, in a time of accelerating uncertainty in our lives, society, and business.

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I’m Stowe Boyd, the chief scientist of Work Futures, a work ecologist, researcher, and analyst. Perhaps you’ve read my writing in Wired, Fast Company, or Medium. Perhaps you heard me speak at a conference or interviewed on a podcast. Maybe you saw me quoted in a Pew Research Center report, or in someone’s book on the future of work, in an article on the economics of remote work. Or you encountered me tweeting at @stoweboyd.

Stowe Boyd

Unlike many others writing about work, my approach is not rah-rah aspirational mumbo-jumbo intended to motivate would-be business leaders, a recapitulation of the sayings of famous entrepreneurs, or the tired repetition of conventional, bronze age wisdom. As my decades of writing show, I'm interested in digging into the economics, sociology, politics, history, technologies, and future of work, from the viewpoint of the individual, the workforce, and the business, and I have little tolerance for unsupported biases masquerading as universal truth. 


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