We take for granted that centuries ago literacy was reserved for nobility. Today, education is seen as the gateway to a better life. A higher paying job. A fulfilling career. Greater freedom and life satisfaction.
Education also keeps us competitive, especially when technological advancements continue to disrupt industries. It used to be that machines only threatened the jobs of those working assembly lines. Now computers are being programmed to report the news like AP journalists.
A skill that will never be phased out is knowing how to learn. Demonstrating the ability to acquire knew skills should be one of the most desirable traits to employers, according to Fareed Zakaria, the host of CNN's flagship foreign affairs show and the New York Times bestselling author of The Post-American World. In today's lesson, Zakaria explains how to stay competitive in the knowledge economy: Build up your intellectual capital.