The way we prepared ourselves for our careers was linear: go to college, choose a major, graduate, and find a job in that field. Discover how the rules of learning have changed.
- Just as there are old rules of work,…there are old rules for how we used to learn for work.…The way we often prepared ourselves for our careers…was really linear.…Go to college or a trade school,…choose a major or a trade,…graduate, find a job in that field,…and work in it for most of your career.…We followed those rules because,…in many cases, they worked.…But it turns out, for much of the past 50 years,…we've actually had a three-stage structure for our lives…that persists today.…
Back in 1978, author Dick Bolles wrote a book called…The Three Boxes of Life and How to Get Out of Them.…His thesis was this, we start our lives with a massive…glut of learning, then a massive glut of work,…and then a massive glut of leisure in what I call…the period formally known as retirement,…when you could do all the things you didn't have time…to do when you were younger.…You started out in that learning box…because there was so much information you needed to gather…to be able to function in the work box.…
But our education system followed a production model…
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- Why there are new rules of work, learning, and life
- Thinking like an entrepreneur
- Building your network
- Doing work driven by meaning
- Understanding the new rules of learning
- Becoming a lifelong learner
- Planning for leisure like you plan for work and learning
- Making time to give back
- What to do when the rules change again