So we need more education to respond to a world with more technology. Smarter phones and smarter grids require smarter workers. It’s a parallelism, it must be true!
But what if it’s not true? What if the largest, fastest growing job sector of the next decade have more to do with demographic changes than technological advancements? And what if those jobs don’t require more time in higher education?” —
From The Atlantic.
Seriously, I agree with this article 100%. You don’t necessarily need more education. You just need better education. The most valuable education is the type that has, well, value. I agree there’s a historico-teleological desire for being a fully-formed human being. I just don’t know if pledging Kappa, carrying a 3.3, and graduating with a communications degree (for $120,000 in debt) is helping anyone, anywhere.
Are Business Schools prepared to engage a new generation of leaders — Millennials, also known as Gen Y — for the challenges and opportunities ahead? IBM is airing its third in a series of vPanel web video discussions based on its study of students worldwide, “Inheriting a Complex World: Future Leaders Envision Sharing the Planet.”
- Nancy McGaw, Director of the Center for Business Education, Aspen Institute
- Mary Gentile, Babson College and author of Giving Voice to Values: How to Speak Your Mind When You Know What’s Right,
- Robert Hammond, IBM Intern and MBA Student
- Kevin Thompson, Senior Program Manager, Communications, Corporate Citizenship and CSR
Date: Thursday, August 19
Time: 11:00AM - 12:00PM EST
Download student study: www.ibm.com/futureleaders