Invisible Work: John Howkins discusses his new book

John Howkins is a thought-leader in the global fields of work and creativity, and he’s the author of the classic book The Creative Economy. As the world of work continues to shift and change in unexpected ways, Howkins looks back through decades of research and brings his expertise to a visionary new book: Invisible Work.

Work is moving from observable public spheres into the private and unseen. It is the hidden ingredient of true creativity, power and purpose. Crucially, it’s the key to thriving in the AI-defined era.

Learn more about Invisible Work from John Howkins:
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As power shifts from companies to individuals, work is becoming invisible. Learn more about what’s shaping the shift in this extract from Invisible Work.


Invisible Work by John Howkins is out 5 March 2020.