The most desired people in the job market? 'Glue people.'

Here's why "glue people" won't get steamrolled by job automation.

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  • In researching his new book How to Win in a Winner-Take-All World, economics journalist Neil Irwin discovered that what makes people succeed in a highly competitive job market is what he calls being a "glue person."
  • Glue people are people who pull teams together to make them greater than the sum of their parts. They are typically specialists in one area but can also understand other specializations and communicate across boundaries.
  • The most natural thing to do is to find one thing you're good at and stick with it. Glue people do the opposite – they stretch themselves.
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