Too often, there is a misconception that it is solely up to the employer to engage employees.
But it does little to engage the all-important social side of learning, which serves to improve both retention and better application of the learning being done.
These talks offer multidisciplinary content such as the online TED videos, combined with the opportunity to interact with others. Similarly, many local universities and colleges now offer talk series to showcase their faculty members.
In extreme cases, entire professions are on the chopping block owing to artificial intelligence. More than half of working Americans now think it will be essential to master a brand new skill at some point in their working lives.
nd, for better or worse, the days of employers paying for education are on the decline: In the U.S., the share of workers receiving paid-for or on-the-job training has fallen steadily (and precipitously) since 1996.
But as time went by, and we were able to hire more brilliant, qualified people, this actually became a liability.
For founders and entrepreneurs, these include traditional organizations like YPO and EO, as well as more tech- and startup-focused groups like 10X CEO (more or less a boot-camp for venture-backed CEOs). Talking with colleagues who have walked in my shoes has given me a much clearer idea of the path forward.