If you are not familiar with the term ‘knowledge economy’, please become so. We are not suffering from Obama or Bush economic policies, but from shifting economic eras. It is convenient and tempting – but WRONG – to attribute current economic woes to one political party or another, to outsourcing or to off-shoring.
The predictable and stable careers of our senior citizen parents are gone. Today’s middle-age workers have suffered a steady erosion of economic stability, and our children can expect to change jobs many times across entire sectors (many of which do not even exist yet) untold times before their working days end.
Humanity has experienced only a few major economic upheavals, and this is one. We previously transitioned from an agricultural economy to an industrial production economy which gave way to a service economy that is now becoming a KNOWLEDGE ECONOMY. Many people simply don’t understand this shift, or it’s impact.
[Great summary [article here] explaining the current economic situation.]
If you or your business, your children or their children, do not embrace self-directed LIFE-LONG learning – in advance of need – you risk becoming irrelevant, no matter how well-trained or educated or successful you may (or may not) presently be.
Please, do not rest complacently in today’s comfort – if you have it – which can be gone in an instant. I teach adults every semester who are suffering this reality – and it is sad, but understandable. Many had not actively learned for many decades.
Continue to learn and reinvent yourself for the future which is now.