StartUp Tip #145: The Work-Week concept is 91 years only

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In my book: The StartUp Revolution: Fit In or Stand Out, I make reference to the fact that the concept of a job as we know it today started 100 years ago [91 years ago to be precise].

Before that, people didn’t have to go to work and get paid at the end of the week [or month]

Before that there was no month-end rush as we know it.

The brains behind the concept that we go to work from Monday to Friday and get paid at the end of the week is Henry Ford.

Henry Ford is the brains behind the assembly line, mass production, interchangeable parts, and interchangeable people.

You can have it in any colour as long as it is black.

He choose black not because black was his favorite color, but because black dried quicker and if you wanted to mass produce cars, you need a colour that will dry quicker.

100 years later, the industrial revolution is coming to an end, the concept of a job as we know it is coming to an end.

It is important to know and understand the next revolution so that you can start a business that is relevant.

If you think you can do a thing or think you can’t do a thing, you are right. — Henry Ford

Ps: More information on the industrial revolution and the new revolution get the book: The StartUp Revolution: Fit In or Stand Out  and register for LORA Centre for Innovation and Entrepreneurship curriculum for more in-depth classes and discussions on the new revolutions and the future of business.

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