The first library to contain all the knowledge in the known world and by implication – what you needed to know to be successful – was assembled by Ashurbanipal, King of Assyria in around 668 B.C. (It is currently in a display case at the British Museum.)
As early as 1589, Queen Elizabeth I refused a patent on a knitting machine for fear it would put “my poor subjects” out of work because they did not have the skills to be successful using the latest technology.
The conversation about what you need to know to be able to contribute and be compensated has been morphing since humankind moved out of caves.
Here we are in the second decade of the 21st century and the world of business is being transformed at lightning speed on a daily basis. Not only do kids in school need to keep pace but everyone looking to trade value for remuneration needs to be vigilant about what macro skills are necessary.
Based on my own nonlinear, multimodal career path, I have developed tools and processes called Antenna, Voice and Mesh that can help you be successful in the 21st century’s global borderless workplace.