by Adam Dorfman
and William Hughes
As anyone involved in startups knows, there’s much more to a successful venture than a great idea. In the startup world, we know ideas are easy. Execution, however, is hard. Fortunately, we uncovered a management system that makes the execution part a lot less hard. The system is “Objectives and Key Results” (OKRs) developed by John Doerr and former Intel CEO Andy Grove.
When we looked more closely at big players in the new economy, we’ve uncovered something interesting.
In our research, we have realized that more than 85% of all jobs are acquired through networking and that many of the most successful people take a non-linear path to skill development and education.
It’s no secret that America’s three of the world’s most successful entrepreneurs dropped out of college and invested in themselves and a vision, rather than in formal education. For Bill Gates, Larry Ellison, and Mark Zuckerberg, the decision required courage, determination, and a totally different sort of thinking.
“The most valuable of all capital is that invested in human beings” — Alfred Marshall.
New technologies mean new jobs and new skills, and because of it, jobs go unfilled. In the USA alone, there are currently 6.6 million unfilled high-paying jobs, mostly because there just aren’t enough workers with the right skills.
These “right skills” generally means hybrid training of technical skills and another field — and that doesn’t happen with a college degree. Young people try to meet these needs with multiple degrees, but they are also starting to realize the quality of education is more important than…
Blockchain was originally created for transferring financial value. But soon many sectors will employ it to enhance the value of business models.
Part one of our series Discovering a Shared Purpose Through Blockchain
First, a little about networks. Mainly, that networks are everywhere, and without them, there is no modern economy. Every business, government agency, and social circle has relied on networks. Physical, virtual and social networks have become central to everything we do. We share information, create relationships, and transfer value and funds. …
The nature of work and education is changing, and we’re part of the vanguard of that change.
Author Anastasiia Marushevska
Adam Dorfman is an international speaker, author, founder of ifwhenthen and a philosopher of the future. He’s dedicated his recent career to pursuing the concept of the blockchain platform business models, the philosophy of science and how all of these will change the nature of work and education.
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