What's the future of YOU? It's over. No more vertical. No more ladder. That's not the way careers work anymore. A career is now a checkerboard or even a maze. It's full of moves that go sideways, forward, slide on the diagonal, and even go backward as it sometimes does. A career is a portfolio of projects that teach you new skills, gain you new expertise, develop new capabilities, grow your colleague set, and constantly reinvent YOU as a brand.