In 1955, Sloan Wilson wrote a groundbreaking novel on the trials of working in the 1950s. “The Man in the Gray Flannel Suit” became a hit film starring Gregory Peck and tells the story of how a young executive works tirelessly in what would become known as the white-​collar world.

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  • Issue Quarter Spring /​Summer
  • Issue Year 2006
  • Sub Heading We are the same as we were then: overextended, living beyond our means and trying to fit in
Before we get to the second issue of Pittsburgh Quarterly, I’d like to thank the many people who have passed along ideas and kind words either in person or in letters or e-​mail about the first issue. All considered, we couldn’t have been happier with it and with the response. The magazine is…

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  • Issue Quarter Spring /​Summer
  • Issue Year 2006
  • Sub Heading What we are about
Leaving a job after 10 or 15 years is more like mourning the loss of a close friend than it is a career change. Think about it. You spend 20 years of your life sleeping, five years going the bathroom and 80 percent of what’s left working. So your job is a big…

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  • Issue Quarter Winter
  • Issue Year 2007
  • Sub Heading I really got my job because nobody wanted it, including me
Singularity” is a term that futurists have borrowed from mathematics to describe an event so profound that nothing is the same afterwards. Noah’s flood would be an example. There are four singularities on the horizon, and each offers many opportunities to make money.

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  • Issue Quarter Spring
  • Issue Year 2007
  • Sub Heading Breed polar bears. Buy Arctic beachfront property. Live forever.
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