Living And Working To 100
The good news is that many of us will live to be over 100 years old. The challenge will be--and already is--preparing ourselves for new jobs as technology advances and markets change. This requires workforce training and education on a massive scale. As individuals, we need to continuously develop relevant skills and expertise, build our networks and relationships, and assess our priorities as we look ahead to longer lives in a dynamic world. In the meantime, there are and will be painful disruptions for individuals, families and countries.
That was my takeaway from thrilling, fast-paced conversations among innovative, creative thought leaders at last week’s summit convened by The Economist. The second annual “Ideas Economy: Human Potential” was chaired by Matthew Bishop, U.S. Business Editor and New York Bureau Chief, and Adrian Wooldridge, Management Editor and Schumpeter Columnist, The Economist.