The Future of Work

Thrive in the 4th Industrial Revolution? Lessons from the Blue Layer

Thrive in the 4th Industrial Revolution? Lessons from the Blue Layer (Photo by Katarzyna Urbanek on Unsplash) I have recently become obsessed with ocean stingers. But not just any ocean stingers  – the focus of my passion is Blue Bottles and their extended family. I spend much of my life by the ocean (a recent change) and of …

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Finland Taking the Lead on Future Work Skills

Finland Taking the Lead on Future Work Skills Finland’s educational system has consistently ranked near or at the top of the OECD’s PISA scale (a global measure of the test scores of 15-year old students). Recently, Finland updated its National Curriculum Framework. The Finnish National Board of Education (NBE) will continue its focus on traditional …

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Tom Friedman: Later is not an Option

Tom Friedman: Later is not an Option Pulitzer Prize Winner and bestselling author Thomas Freidman was the featured keynote at the Innovation in the ‘Age of Accelerations’ symposium held on 26 April 2018 at the George Mason University Science and Technology Campus.  In his provocation Tom speaks of three climate changes occurring simultaneously: Climate, Globalization and Technology. To …

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To embody future work skills we have to counter our evolution

To embody future work skills we have to counter our evolution When I embarked on the project of building the Fourth Industrial Revolution.org I had very little understanding of the 10 future work skills identified by the Institute for the Future in their seminal 2011 report ‘Future Work Skills 2020’. The journey has become somewhat …

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Three Billboards, Social Intelligence and Leadership

Three Billboards, Social Intelligence and Leadership The extraordinary film Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri delivers a text book example of the power and complexity of humans and the value of Social Intelligence in leadership. A key character in the film Chief Willoughby (portrayed with devastating effect by Woody Harrelson) writes to his colleague Jason Dixon: …

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A Short Introduction to Artificial Intelligence

A Short Introduction to Artificial Intelligence What do Stephen Spielberg and Stephen Hawking have in common? Or Alan Turing and Isaac Asimov? They have each theorised about the future of thinking computers, or Artificial Intelligence (AI). AI has come to mean many things in popular culture and in the media – android children, helpful servant …

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