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Metaskills: Five Talents for the Robotic Age

Marty Neumeier

Today’s widespread unemployment is not a jobs crisis. It’s a talent crisis. Technology is taking every job that doesn’t need a high degree of creativity, humanity, or leadership!

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Publisher: New Riders Publishing.
Publish Date: 12/31/2012
Pages: 288
ISBN-13: 9780321898678
ISBN-10: 0321898672
Language: English

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In a sweeping vision for the future of work, Neumeier shows that the massive problems of the 21st century are largely the consequence of a paradigm shift—a shuddering gear-change from the familiar Industrial Age to the unfamiliar Robotic Age, an era of increasing man-machine collaboration. 
 
We must now contend with the Robot Curve, an accelerating waterfall of obsolescence and opportunity that’s reshuffling the fortunes of workers, companies, and national economies. It demonstrates how the cost and value of a unit of work go down as it moves from creative to skilled to rote, and, finally, to robotic. While the Robot Curve is dangerous to those with brittle or limited skills, it offers unlimited potential to those with metaskills—master skills that enable the acquisition of future skills.

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