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Wednesday, October 9, 2013

A new group–let’s call them “versatilists”–has emerged

The knowledge world is no longer divided between specialists and generalists. A new group–let's call them "versatilists"–has emerged. They apply depth of skill to a progressively widening scope of situations and experiences, gaining new competencies, building relationships and assuming new roles. They are capable not only of constantly adapting, but also constantly learning and growing in a fast-changing world. In a flat world, our knowledge becomes a commodity available to everyone else.

Success will go to those individuals and countries that are swift to adapt, slow to resist and open to change. The task for educators and policymakers is to help countries rise to this challenge.

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