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Wednesday, August 06, 2003

Scary or an opportunity?

I just found this in article, published in a newspaper called Scotland on Sunday on March 9, 2003.

"It's been estimated that half the products and services we'll be using in five years' time - and the jobs that go with them - have yet to be invented. The stock of human knowledge used to take centuries to grow, it now doubles every five years. On one projection, by 2020 it will be doubling every 73 days. That is why 'lifelong learning' must be much more than just a nifty bit of political labelling. (...) People are fast becoming the key commodity in the knowledge economy.
In the business world, lifelong learning will no longer be about bettering oneself. It will be about survival. The product - be it goods or services - that does not change and renew and innovate will be the product that dies... swiftly."

It continues by quoting Carly Fiorina, the CEO of HP, that stated earlier (exact date of quotation couldn't be identified): "Keep your tax incentives and highway interchanges, we will go where the highly skilled people are."

This is what the new world is about, but it is scary, worrying, but also exciting. Reinvent yourself - constantly.

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