99. The top skill you need to succeed in the Information Age
May 22, 2022
Venture capitalist Marc Andreessen famously wrote that “software is eating the world.” While digital transformation is everywhere, and even your coffee shop has an app, this doesn't mean we all need to learn STEM subjects and become coders.
The vast majority of jobs remain non-technical.
To succeed in today's economy, ambitious professionals need to learn how to become Digital Collaborators. This means learning additional skills, rather than completely retraining.
Learning notes from this episode:
- Microsoft says that "the demand for digital skills continues to grow, and we estimate that digital job capacity – or the total number of technology-oriented jobs – will increase nearly five-fold by 2025, rising from 41 million in 2020 to 190 million in 2025. These numbers are in stark contrast, and they illustrate the digital skills gap that has accompanied the Fourth Industrial Revolution.”
- Being a Digital Collaborator means learning to collaborate with a tech team, speak a common language and ask the right questions. It means learning to work with developers, data scientists and designers, NOT retraining to become one.
- Learning what data scientists do and how to work with them is the best skill set to develop for ambitious professionals, says David Wells, ex CFO Netflix and Board Chair at Wise.
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- Build tech a venture as a non-technical innovator
- Succeed in tech as a non-techie
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