The key is not to compete, but to partner — to develop new ways of combining human skills with ever-more-powerful technology to create value.
Another key, on a more personal level, is to work on skills that help you couple the best of human creativity with computer power. These kinds of jobs are where many of the best future opportunities will lie.”
Skills needed according to Brynjolfsson and McAfee: Applied math & stats, negotiation and group dynamics, good writing, framing problems and solving open-ended problems, persuasion, human interaction and nurturing.
“Sally Ride thought she’d grow up to be a physics professor, and she did. But before that, she became the first American woman in space. She went on to found Sally Ride Science, a company focused on improving science education for kids, which she called a “business imperative for the country.” She died in July, at age 61, just weeks after talking with HBR. Interviewed by Alison Beard”