Amid thousands of princess products and millions of begowned little girls, it turns out there is a decent living to be made by chipper-voiced entrepreneurs ready to displace the old party clown […]For the next two hours, Cinderella held court in a living room cleared of furniture. She led nine agog girls — and four only slightly more reserved boys — in song, using the iPad she keeps in her leopard-skin roll-aboard bag. They danced in a circle, she painted their faces and helped them make magic wands. She dubbed them all official princesses and knights.
More and more smart young people will need to think like the women in this story. The future belongs to those who are creative, who can figure out what people want and how best to give it to them. As automation and changing market needs eliminate many traditional and comfortable middle class jobs, job seekers will have to find new ways to offer services—from creative cooking to wedding planning to craft beer brewing—that offer more than the basic necessities robots will produce.The 21st century will have more party princesses and fewer manufacturing jobs; it’s a good thing. Get used to it and learn to make it work for you. The woman who runs “Princess Parties by Heidi” is hiring.[Image of a Princess Party from Shutterstock]