CHAPTER 3

The Skills You Will Need for Tomorrow’s High-Skill Careers

The world no longer cares how much you know; the world cares about what you can do with what you know. “To succeed in the 21st-century economy, students must learn to analyze and solve problems, collaborate, persevere, take calculated risks, and learn from failure.”

—Tony Wagner

Harvard University Innovation Lab, Expert in Residence

Key Points

New jobs require new skills—not as an alternative to, but in addition to the skills of the past.

High-level information, media, IT, statistical, and entrepreneurial skills will be required in virtually all high- and mid-skill jobs.

You can gain the greatest differentiation and rewards from critical thinking, complex problem solving, ...

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