What we should learn

We learn lots of stuff in school about what happened last year, if we're lucky, and more likely what happened 5 years ago. Same thing happens to a lesser degree in the workplace. What we should be learning is how to learn. How to assimilate and inspire change quickly and efficiently. How to position ourselves at the front of the wave of change so that it pushes us, rather than us wasting time paddling like mad to climb up the back of the wave. We need to be able to quickly learn about and adopt change and just as readily abandon what we might have known or have acquired as it becomes obsolete. This is the one skill that we need to thrive as the rate of change expands exponentially as each day passes.

Learn. Adopt. Abandon. Repeat.