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Metaskills: Five Talents for the Future of Work

Marty Neumeier

The seemingly intractable problems we face today, says author Marty Neumeier, are symptoms of a more basic problem—our inability to deal with interconnected, non-linear, amorphous challenges. It’s not that our problems are too difficult, but that our skills are too basic.


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Book Information

Publisher: Level C Media.
Publish Date: 01/01/2013
Pages: 270
ISBN-13: 9780997410297
ISBN-10: 0997410299
Language: English

Full Description

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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