Malcolm Gladwell on the Future of Business/Learning

From Malcolm Gladwell, the same journalist who restored sex appeal to statistical analysis, comes an interview with Report on Business in which he discusses the demands of tomorrow’s workforce versus today’s. ¶ Some candy for the School 2.0 crowd, who should know by now that I’m always lookin’ out for you people, even as much as I bust yer chops. ¶ Money quote: “We will require, from a larger and larger percentage of our work force, the ability to engage in relatively complicated analytical and cognitive tasks. So it’s not that we’re going to need more geniuses, but the 50th percentile is going to have to be better educated than they are now. We’re going to have to graduate more people from high school who’ve done advanced math, is a very simple way of putting it.” [via kottke]

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