PHIL SIMON

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Announcing My Next Book

Number 14 will look at a number of key forces that are already reshaping the workplace.
Jan | 9 | 2023

Jan | 9 | 2023
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I’ve got some news on my next opus. Here are the deets.

As COVID-19 has receded, companies such as Apple, Amazon, Google, Salesforce, and Twitter have severely restricted or even eliminated remote work. Ditto for countless, less iconic firms and small businesses. At a high level, executives and managers at these organizations are trying to turn back the clock to 2019.

There’s just one problem, though: For a bevy of reasons, they won’t succeed.

In many ways, the workplace of 2023 already differs from its pre-pandemic counterpart. In some cases, it’s downright unrecognizable. What’s more, this gap will only intensify in the coming years. Blame—or thank, if you like—powerful economic, societal, geopolitical, and technological forces. They include generative AI, automation, dispersed workforces, blockchain, immersive technologies, employee empowerment, and the return of systematic inflation.

Brass tacks: The workplace is undergoing a massive, irrevocable shift. The only question for business leaders is, What should you do about it?

The workplace of 2023 already differs from its pre-pandemic counterpart.

In The Nine: The Tectonic Forces Reshaping the Workplace, I answer that question in spades. I peer into the dizzying and chaotic future of work. In the process, I slice through the hype surrounding nascent trends and newfangled technologies.

Insightful, timely, and essential, The Nine clearly explains what’s really happening, why, and how business leaders can navigate the dramatically different workplace of the future.

The Nine will be the fourth installment in my series on the future of work. You can pre-order the e-book now on Amazon. (Yes, paperback and hardcover versions are coming.)

Note that the current pub date is not realistic—but in a good way. I suspect that, just like Low-Code/No-Code, it will drop much earlier. (The initial pub date was February 1, 2023 but it dropped four months earlier. #moderationissues) Look for The Nine in early May or June of this year. Props as always to my cover designer Luke Fletcher.

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