Immeasurable Intangible Labor

Principle

The work of knowledge work is often difficult to measure andĀ its value is therefore hard to determine.

Economist Thomas Piketty made this point when arguing that that the general inability to measure the value of work enables executives to claim salaries that greatly succeed an executive’s marginal productivity.

Explanation

“Generally speaking, as knowledge work makes more complex demands of the labor force, it becomes harder to measure the value of an individual’s efforts.” (55, Deep Work)

Source

Deep Work by Cal Newport

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