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JPMorgan Chase & Co. CEO Jamie Dimon and Axios Business Editor Dan Primack. Photo: Shane Karns for Axios

Tuesday morning, Axios' Dan Primack hosted the seventh leg of our Smarter Faster Revolution college tour. For our first stop out west, he was joined by business leaders to discuss the forces transforming the workplace and how they will impact soon-to-be college grads.

Why it matters: These industry leaders gave UCLA students their perspective on how jobs are evolving, what they can expect and how they can succeed upon entering the workforce.

JPMorgan Chase & Co. CEO Jamie Dimon
JPMorgan Chase & Co. CEO Jamie Dimon. Photo: Shane Karns for Axios
Technology's the best thing that ever happened to mankind.
— Jamie Dimon, CEO of JPMorgan Chase & Co.

Primack unpacked Dimon's notably optimistic view of the future, discussing what will, won't and should change in terms of automation, technology and education.

What will change ...

  • "Jobs morph. If you look at a trading floor today ... half the people are sales and traders, whereas before it was 100% sales and traders. Things change over time and usually for the better. "
  • "As these things get better, maybe your kids will be working three and a half days a week."

What won't change ...

  • "You're not going to automate mankind."
  • "Technology's involved in everything we do. That's been true my whole life, it's just more now and faster now."

What should change ...

  • "College should change. It's too expensive. It takes too long."

Go deeper: Dan Primack recaps his interview with Jamie Dimon.

WndrCo Managing Partner Jeffrey Katzenberg and Quibi CEO Meg Whitman
WndrCo Managing Partner Jeffrey Katzenberg, Quibi CEO Meg Whitman and Axios Business Editor Dan Primack. Photo: Shane Karns for Axios

Katzenberg, who is the former CEO of DreamWorks, and Whitman, who is the former CEO of eBay, discussed their new media venture Quibi, their views on the media and tech industries, and their advice to students looking to start a business.

  • How Quibi is rethinking content, according to Katzenberg: "It’s combining the two-to-three-hour length of a movie with the serialized nature of television in episodes that are less than 10 minutes long and can be watched on the go."
  • What a company needs to succeed, according to Whitman: "A white space in consumer behavior, a sustainable competitive advantage, significant enterprise value creation and wind behind your back."
  • Choose the job, not the city, according to Whitman. "Silicon Valley is ground zero for tech, but you’re starting to see momentum in other cities. Look at the different companies you could join and join the one that’s the best fit and go to that city."

Editor's note: WndrCo is an investor in Axios.

Thank you to the 300+ students who joined us for this lunchtime discussion. Photo: Shane Karns for Axios

Next stop: Columbus State Community College, Nov. 15!

Thank you JPMorgan Chase & Co. for sponsoring this event.

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Scoop: Gina Haspel almost resigned over plan to install Kash Patel as CIA deputy

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CIA Director Gina Haspel almost resigned in early December after President Trump cooked up a hasty plan to install loyalist Kash Patel, a former aide to Rep. Devin Nunes (R-Calif.), as her deputy, according to three senior administration officials with direct knowledge of the matter.

Why it matters: The revelations stunned national security officials and almost blew up the leadership of the world's most powerful spy agency. Only a series of coincidences — and last minute interventions from Vice President Mike Pence and White House Counsel Pat Cipollone — stopped it.

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  1. Health: Coronavirus deaths reach 4,000 per day as hospitals remain in crisis mode — CDC warns highly transmissible coronavirus variant could become dominant in U.S. in March.
  2. Politics: Biden says, "We will manage the hell out of" vaccine distribution — Biden taps ex-FDA chief to lead Operation Warp Speed amid rollout of COVID plan — Widow of GOP congressman-elect who died of COVID-19 will run to fill his seat.
  3. Vaccine: Battling Black mistrust of the vaccines"Pharmacy deserts" could become vaccine deserts — Instacart to give $25 to shoppers who get vaccine.
  4. Economy: Unemployment filings explode againFed chair: No interest rate hike coming any time soon —  Inflation rose more than expected in December.
  5. World: WHO team arrives in China to investigate pandemic origins.

NRA declares bankruptcy, says it will reincorporate in Texas

Wayne LaPierre of the National Rifle Association (NRA) speaks during CPAC in 2016. Photo: Saul Loeb/AFP via Getty Images

The National Rifle Association said Friday it has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy and will seek to reincorporate in Texas, calling New York, where it is currently registered, a "toxic political environment."

The big picture: The move comes just months after New York Attorney General Letitia James filed a lawsuit to dissolve the NRA, alleging the group committed fraud by diverting roughly $64 million in charitable donations over three years to support reckless spending by its executives.