NewSmart: A New Definition of “Smart”

Updating our mental model for the SMA is analogous to updating a computer’s operating system. Most of us have been taught to define what it means to be smart and what it takes to succeed based on Industrial Revolution–era thinking that doesn’t account for the latest science of higher-level human thinking and relating. We’re in a new era in which technology will, in many more cases, be smarter than us, and that will affect whether we’ll work, how we’ll work, and what we’ll do at work. Our outdated mentality will stifle our abilities to learn and adapt in the midst of rapid technological advancement, the dynamic global economy, and ever-increasing competition for the decreasing number of jobs available for ...

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