How will you compete for employment in the coming decade? Hint, it’s not just about the algorithms.

Besides being (or becoming) technically competent in one or more specialized technology areas it is equally as important to develop and continually evolve your humanness.   You want to focus on what you do as a unique human that’s not something computer algorithms can do well. Consider how you are with intuition, spirituality, imagination, ambition, courage, caring, maturity, loyalty, self-control, independence, love.  I’m sure you have your list and wonder sometimes how might I have more of ‘that’ in my life.

Notice how you are learning more about your yourself and others in the events of your life.   This too is part of your on-going always-learning credo for the future. This includes learning and refining the art of dialogue. See FastCompany.com article by Eillie Anzilotti.

You want to focus on what you do as a unique human that’s not something computer algorithms can do.  In short, You be you.  Become resolute about your introspection and awareness of yourself, others and life.  Be what the machines cannot and you will bring greater value to the business world and more importantly to your own life and family.

I’m reading a book that speaks to the what it means to be more human in an age of intelligent algorithms.  The book’s title is Humility Is the New Smart: Rethinking Human Excellence in the Smart Machine Age

This book review that got my attention was written by Gloria Lombardi – here.

I added this book to my references for invited talk topics because it dovetails so well with my vision of preparing the next generation for more enjoyable and gainful employment.

Recommended.

Tom