Chair for the Future Of Work
I am an internationally-recognized expert on the future of work and the future of learning.
Teaching / Mentoring
Day to Day
My main focus is on the strategies for helping individuals, organizations, communities, and countries to thrive in the transition to a digital work economy. At Singularity University, I lead the organization’s efforts to empower a global community with the mindset, skillset, and network to create an abundant future of work and learning.
Skills & Qualities Beyond School
Learn how to be an effective problem-solver. Be able to identify what is wrong and iterate quickly in order to test out solutions. Work-life balance is really important. Know what is important to you in your everyday life and your work life and find what works best for your lifestyle. Gain a wide variety of knowledge and pursue things that you are curious about. Specializing in something is not really needed for the majority of jobs. Have adaptable knowledge.
Advice for Getting Started
Here's the first step for everyone
Do what you love. Find your passion and go for it! Give yourself permission to pursue your dreams! Make mistakes and learn from them. If you don't have a college degree, take the time to reflect on your skills and think from the mindset of an employer. Figure out how your skills and qualities can help them mitigate their hiring risks in picking you and how you can uniquely solve their problems. Do some self-inventory and figure out what makes you unique. Network and build up your contacts.