Thinking outside the box. Jobs in the new economy–the ones that won’t get outsourced or automated–“put an enormous premium on creative and innovative skills, seeing patterns where other people see only chaos,” says Marc Tucker, an author of the skills-commission report and president of the National Center on Education and the Economy. Traditionally that’s been an American strength, but schools have become less daring in the back-to-basics climate of NCLB. Kids also must learn to think across disciplines, since that’s where most new breakthroughs are made. It’s interdisciplinary combinations–design and technology, mathematics and art–“that produce YouTube and Google,” says Thomas Friedman, the best-selling author of The World Is Flat.
“How to Build A Student For the 21st Century”Time Magazine, December 18, 2006
A subjective, idiosyncratic and anything but complete Reading List for the socially-minded aspiring Cognitive Physicist, Conscious Capitalist; or for any who seek to understand them.
“the trend” = “the wave”
October 10, 2007
Generation Q – The New York Times (Op-Ed by Thomas Friedman)
August 16, 2007
Are We Failing Our Geniuses? – Time Magazine
June 26, 2007
From A Few Genes, Life’s Myriad Shapes – The New York Times
June 26, 2007
Science of the Soul ‘I Think Therefore I Am’ is Losing Force – The New York Times
May 22, 2007
This is Your Life (and How You Tell It) – The New York Times
May 10, 2007
Save the Darfur Puppy – The New York Times (Op-Ed by Nicholas D. Kristof)