Adaptive teams

In their book The Adaptation Advantage: Let Go, Learn Fast, and Thrive in the Future of Work, Heather McGowan and Chris Shipley argue that adaptability is one of the most critical skills to have in the future. While adaptability is often associated with individuals, it is also essential for teams. To build adaptive teams, the…

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scalable learning

In this post, I mentioned the skills individuals would need to master to adapt to the future of work. However, in their book, The Adaptation Advantage: Let Go, Learn Fast, and Thrive in the Future of Work, Heather McGowan and Chris Shipley argue that mastering those skills is not enough. The authors mention that we…

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thrive in future of work

I am continuing to explore ideas in Heather McGowan and Chris Shipley’s book The Adaptation Advantage: Let Go, Learn Fast, and Thrive in the Future of Work. One of the key messages in the book is that to navigate the future of work, we need to be adaptable and resilient, keeping ourselves free of the…

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technology augment human capabilities

Many people are afraid of the changes technology will bring. However, they often forget that we have been adapting to technological changes all our lives. By adopting new technologies, we have been augmenting our capabilities even if we did not realize it at the time. The most obvious examples are the introduction of computers in…

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Fourth Industrial Revolution

We are at the beginning of the Fourth Industrial Revolution. But how did we get here? Heather McGowan and Chris Shipley, in their book The Adaptation Advantage: Let Go, Learn Fast, and Thrive in the Future of Work, take a look at that, starting from the First Industrial Revolution. The First Industrial Revolution, which lasted…

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turn vision to strategy

Imagining the best possible future is one thing, but figuring out what to do to achieve that vision is another matter. In their book Lead from the Future: How to Turn Visionary Thinking Into Breakthrough Growth, Mark Johnson and Josh Suskewicz describe how future-back leaders use their capacity for learning, deep curiosity, and comfort with…

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Visionary leader

What do Bill Gates, Jeff Bezos, and Steve Jobs have in common? All three are recognized as visionary leaders. They looked past the conventional wisdom and set out to create a different and better world, but they did not do it on their own. They inspired others to join them on their transformative journey. Mark…

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future career options

I have two children, and I often wonder how to help them choose the right careers for the world as it will be tomorrow, rather than as it is today. Throughout my research, career advice for the future has been remarkably consistent. Similar to other modern-day business thinkers, Max Tegmark, the author of a book…

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Artificial intelligence

It is hard to escape the debate about the impact of artificial intelligence on our future. Will artificial intelligence help us flourish, or will it be the cause of our destruction? AI researchers disagree on this topic passionately. Max Tegmark discusses different positions in his book Life 3.0: Being Human in the Age of Artificial…

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