Does it matter if we still make stuff?
In today's lesson, Harvard Business School professor Willy Shih argues there is a false dichotomy between knowledge work that produces ideas and a different kind of work that involves producing physical goods in a factory.
Despite the popular misconception that manufacturing doesn't involve ideas, the truth is that the bar has been set higher. Manufacturing is no longer a low-skilled profession. And so we need to rethink the way we are educating young people today to deal with the challenges of a knowledge economy that is absolutely about making stuff.