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McKinsey: Nine Scenarios for the COVID-19 Economy
Video: Seeing the Invisible (Adaptability is crucial)
Key Question: What data-driven risks are posed by COVID-19?
Recommendation: Watch the Videos listed in the Media section below.
Key Question: How is "work" expected to change from our current experience?
AI and Automation "What they don't want you to see..."
Key Question: What is the impacts of ubiquitous technology to life and work?
Key Question: What are my expectations about jobs, modes of work and entrepreneurship?
McKinsey Global Institute: Skill Shift Automation and the Future of the Workforce
IIFTF: Future Work Skills 2020
Forbes: The 10 Vital Skills You Will Need for the Future of Work (2019)
Key Question: What skills are relevant to the predicted demands of the future of work?
McKinsey Article: "The future is not what it used to be: Thoughts on the shape of the next normal" (April 2020)
NeuroLeadership Institute Podcast: "Your Brain at Work" -
LinkedIn Pulse Article: What we’ll need to survive, and thrive, amid economic uncertainty, an excerpt of "Reprogramming the American Dream," by Kevin Scott, the current CTO of Microsoft, about the impacts and opportunities of AI and technology in future life and work (2020)
Key Question: What is the human, personal impact of predicted future of work and life?
Key Question: What are the potential trade-offs (benefits/costs) if the predictions of the future economy hold true?
2020 IDC Report: "The Future of Higher Education: Digital Transformation" (Register to Download from Salesforce)
Colleges are closing: See Education Dive.
Education Week: Microsoft, Verizon, and Other Big U.S. Companies Design Their Ideal High School Courses (2020)
College Tuition Price History (Data about cost inflation since 1977)
Key Question: What new learning pathways are emerging? Which are declining?
National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS) (Independent schools are creating innovative, future-relevant, learning experiences for youth)
The Association for Career and Technical Education (An amazing group with deep experience in helping youth develop workforce-relevant skills)
The Executive Learning Exchange (insights about workforce talent solutions and future skills)
Heterodox Academy (encouraging open inquiry and viewpoint diversity)
Foundation for Individual Rights in Education (FIRE) (promoting free exchange of ideas in education)
Inquiry Institute: What is Inquiry? (Recommended for L&D leaders, and Educators)
Key Question: What instructional, environmental, budgetary and political factors are shaping the future of learning?
Explore "The Trades"
Key Question: What non-higher education career opportunities are relevant and in-demand in the future of work?