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Metaskills: Five Talents for the Robotic Age by Marty Neumeier

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Preface

What happens when a paradigm shifts? Do we simply wake up one day and realize that the past seems irreversibly quaint? Or do financial institutions fail, governments topple, industries break down, and cultures crack in two, with one half pushing to go forward and the other half pulling back?

This is a book about personal mastery in a time of radical change. As we address our increasing problems with increasing collaboration, we’re finding that we still need something more—the bracing catalyst of individual genius.

Unfortunately, our educational system has all but ruled out genius. Instead of teaching us to create, it’s taught us to copy, memorize, obey, and keep score. Pretty much the same qualities we look for in machines. And now the ...

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