Coping with and Capitalizing on the 21st-Century Zeitgeist: A Career Perspective on Permeability and Porosity


Metaphorical or not, all zeitgeist memes, like that of "clockwork" and "permeability", have very concrete and vivid impacts on those whose lives illustrate, shape, are shaped by or are swept up into the zeitgeist (they and) the memes define.

The zeitgeist challenge we will face for the remainder of the 21st-century is to recognize the most important of them and differentiate those we will be able to capitalize on from those we will have to cope with. those we will have to cope with.

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Coping with and Capitalizing on the 21st-Century Zeitgeist: A Career Perspective on Permeability and Porosity

What you will learn in this eBook

Skeptics allege there is no such thing as a "zeitgeist" [tsahyt-gahyst] —the "spirit of a time", if a zeitgeist is supposed to explain, rather than merely describe or summarize the social and cultural trends, dominant ideas, beliefs, values, institutions, customs, work, language, style, fashion and other broad, defining features of an era.

But that doesn't mean that the concept isn't useful and important for anyone swept up and living in a "zeitgeist", including those utterly unaware of the notion or its influences, manifestations and correlates, as well as those who will be destined to become far more aware future historians.

About the author

Michael Moffa
Michael Moffa
Michael Moffa, writer for Recruiter.com, is a former editor and writer with China Daily News, Hong Kong edition and Editor-in-chief, Business Insight Japan Magazine, Tokyo; he has also been a columnist with one of Japan's national newspapers,The Daily Yomiuri, and a university lecturer (critical thinking and philosophy).
Coping with and Capitalizing on the 21st-Century Zeitgeist: A Career Perspective on Permeability and Porosity