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Metaskills: Five Talents for the Robotic Age by Marty Neumeier

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A Modest Proposal

I wrote Metaskills primarily for professionals already in the workplace—those of us whose education didn’t prepare us for the rigors of the Robotic Age. But what about the generations coming up? Shouldn’t these higher-order skills be built into their education? Possibly even the foundation for it? Anyone born after the year 2000 will face a much different world than we did, and will require a different kind of education. Tellingly, the need for transformation is coming at a time when the cost of traditional schooling is spiraling out of reach, causing students and parents to question the cost-benefit ratio. We’ve reached a point where disruptive innovation can trigger a sweeping change.

In the commercial arena, when products ...

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