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  • SOCIETY, Education, ECONOMICS, Employment/unemployment

    Stephane Kasriel, "4 predictions for the future of work"

    World Economic Forum - 5 Dec 2017

    Upwork’s CEO, who also co-chairs the WEF Council on the Future of Work, gives us food for thought with four predictions about the future of work: (1) AI and robotics will create more jobs, not mass unemployment - as long as we responsibly guide innovation; (2) Cities will compete against other cities in the war for top talent; (3) The majority of the US workforce will freelance by 2027; (4) Education breaks out of the silo (reads in 4-5 min).

    Published in Weekly selection 8 December 2017

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    Thomas Friedman, "Owning Your Own Future"

    The New York Times - metered paywall - 11 May 2017

    Friedman claims that income anxiety (i.e. the stress over what it now takes to secure and hold on to a good job) will dominate our lives in the years to come. The notion that we can go to college for four years and spend that knowledge for the next 30 is over. A great quote from an education expert: “Stop asking a young person WHAT you want to be when you grow up. It freezes their identity into a job that may not be there. Ask them HOW you want to be when you grow up. Having an agile learning mind-set will be the new skill set of the 21st century” (reads in 4-6 min).

    Published in Weekly selection 19 May 2017

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  • SOCIETY, Education, ECONOMICS, Employment/unemployment

    Seth Godin, "Let’s stop calling them ‘soft skills’, It’s Your Turn blog"

    It’s Your Turn blog - 1 Feb 2017

    Companies are staffed with employees who can’t be rated on a linear scale, but vocational skills remain the backbone of the HR process. By adhering to the practice of “checking the checkboxes”, we’ve diminished the value of the skills that actually matter: “soft” skills that we should call “real”. They boil down to 5 categories (a must-read!) It is they that separate thriving organizations from struggling ones through difficult-to-measure attitudes, processes and perceptions of the people who do the work. Culture defeats strategy, every time (reads in 6-8 min). 

    Published in Weekly selection 10 February 2017

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