“People will always need [insert ancient profession here]”

An ancient profession - Clay accounting token, Uruk period. From the Tell of the Acropolis in Susa.  Louvre Museum [CC BY 2.5 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.5)]

An ancient profession - Clay accounting token, Uruk period. From the Tell of the Acropolis in Susa.

Louvre Museum [CC BY 2.5 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.5)]

Being in an industry that’s driven by compliance seems like a safe option.

But when the compliance part can be automated, outsourced or down-skilled (and it will be the compliance part that goes first), you have to offer more if you want to stay in profitable business.

There will be many incumbents who decide to step out when this happens.

That’s a great opportunity for those who want to step up.