1. We use the best tools. Big whoop, I do too and I am twice your age. And still enjoy it. Some people, regardless of age, generation or gender keep learning. And implementing. And not getting stale. And tools aren't the only thing that make businesses run. We need minds, ideas, colleagues and collaboration. Tools are great but they are used by people.
2.We’re good at automating. Terrific - so are a multitude of other professionals with whom I work. Some of even OVER 50. Vision and learning for some people never stop. Tools are a resource to implement vision, along with the business or department mission, planning and workflow.
3. We get better sleep. ( I loved this one, especially since I am a very early morning person) He writes that the best employees follow circadian rhythms - stay up late and get up late. Again, fabulous concept except we have CORE BUSINESS HOURS. Believe it or not, I can't tell my customers - you know, my circadian rhythm says that I should work 4pm to 8pm. I am sorry that you can't access benefits or that your paycheck is wrong - it's a shame, really. But I work THESE hours. And last I checked, if you live on the West Coast, and you want to trade, the NYSE isn't changing its hours. Check your Strengths Profile for Adaptability. It comes in handy.
Much of the blog's perspective is about changing lifestyle and bucking conventional ways of lving and working. For CS/IT/IS fields - and some others - there are fields for a very flexible, fluid work force. But the majority of people work in a standard work environment, requiring resources, assistance, time and access when THEY need it, not when I want to provide it. Not everyone hates this world. I love my job, my work, the problems, peculiarities, people and product. So the perspective that there is but one way to live is naive. Not everyone is unhappy.
Kahlil Gibran wrote in The Prophet about work:
Then a ploughman said, "Speak to us of Work."
And he answered, saying:
You work that you may keep pace with the earth and the soul of the earth.
Work is love made visible.