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Disruptive Innovation: Adrian Wooldridge at the RSA

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An excerpt of Adrian Wooldridge's on "The Age of Disruption" at the RSA. From the RSA: "How should we adapt and change in the face of unprecedented disruption to the world of work? It is tempting to dismiss disruption as yet another business fad. But nothing could be more wrong.Disruption is driven by a host of forces - from the digital revolution to the rise of Asia to financial innovation - and it is only going to speed up. Disruption is going to grip new industries such as education and healthcare. It is going to shake up hitherto protected guilds such...

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Top 4 Skills Employers Place A Premium On

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According to Managing Talent (Economist Books, 2014) four broad skill areas will be in greatest demand over the next ten years, says Oxford Economics and Towers Watson, a global professional services firm. Based on a worldwide survey of 352 human resources managers in the first quarter of 2012 and a modelling exercise involving 46 countries and 21 industry sectors, employers will place a premium on the following: Digital skills  The fast-growing digital economy is increasing the demand for highly skilled technical workers. Companies are looking for staff with social-media-based skills, especially in “digital expression” and marketing literacy. Digital business skills are rated as crucial, particularly in...

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