“Find your penguins! You never knew that you’d need to find the specialized skills who know the things that you never knew you needed to know!” – Futurist Jim Carroll
Spend some time deconstructing that sentence. I’ll wait.
Do you get it? That’s the essence of trend # 7 with my 19 Trends for 2019: The Future of Skills is Found with Penguins
What’s the essence of the trend? Simply put, you likely don’t have the skills that you need to get into our faster, more complicated future. You’ve got machine operators, but you need 3D printing experts; land surveyors when you require location intelligence professionals; or gas engine designers when you need experts in penguin behaviour.
The issue of having the right skills at the right time for the right purpose has long been one of my key mantras from the stage.
The impact? Find your penguins!
You never knew that you’d need to find the specialized skills who know the things that you never knew you needed to know!
Why penguins? Penguins hunt in groups & synchronize their dives to catch fish.
Studying how they do so could provide invaluable insight into the evolution of self-driving cars. Self-driving cars are connected by telemetry, LIDAR and other technologies, and will operate in a pack mentality to coordinate their efforts.