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Anne-Marie Slaughter

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Anne Marie Slaughter

The Future of work: What you need to know

The future of work is talked about everywhere, but tactics for preparing for that future are minimal. Author and CEO of New America, Anne-Marie Slaughter describes how the nature of work is changing, and how, regardless of age or tenure, everyone must plan for lives of intertwined learning and earning while developing portfolios of different skills. Drawing on her work with the Shift Commission on the Future of Work, Slaughter outlines the areas of the economy where jobs are most likely to grow and the inevitable impact on our social infrastructure.


Described as “an innovative and prolific scholar” by Foreign Policy, Anne-Marie Slaughter turns big ideas and deep analysis into realistic strategies for a networked world. As CEO of New America, a public policy institute and idea incubator, Slaughter leads a team of scientists, technologists, and political and economic thinkers in Washington, DC and New York City. In her latest book, The Chessboard & the Web: Strategies of Connection in a Networked World, Slaughter uses network science to develop a new way of thinking about strategy in business and politics at a time of accelerated change and disruption.