Even though I spend part of my time teaching, I believe most of the nation’s schools have put us at a disadvantage.

The reason is simple. The way we were taught to reason works well if we are facing a predictable future, but not so much in the world as it is now. (No one would say things are getting more predictable.)

The approach we were taught to use to solve problems certainly doesn’t work well if you are trying to create anything new. All you have to do to see that is revisit the steps you were taught in planning your future.

You remember the logic you were instructed to follow:

1. You, your parents, teachers, or bosses forecasted how the future would be.

2. You’d construct a number of plans for achieving that future, ...

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