Technology Is In; Humanities Are Out. But So What?
by William S. Frank
Mathematician doing calculus
 
  How will you get ahead in a world of AI, algorithms, and big data?

First of all, think creatively. Some of the skills needed for future success are:

  1. Curiosity,
  2. Critical Thinking,
  3. Writing,
  4. Self-awareness,
  5. Self-knowledge,
  6. Teaming (Collaborating),
  7. Speaking-Presenting,
  8. Learning, and
  9. Change Management.

Not everyone needs to be an IT professional or rocket scientist. As a matter of fact, it's better if some aren't.

STEM is the big thing these days. Technology is in; humanities are out. But as an example, I've succeeded with a bachelor's degree in liberal arts and a master's in philosophy. (The word philosophy comes from two Greek roots: philo, meaning "the love of," and sophia, meaning "wisdom.") These degrees taught me two things useful in business: 1) how to think, and 2) how to write.

I'm not a STEM kinda-guy (SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY, ENGINEERING, MATH).
I'm more of a PALM guy (Philosophy/Psychology, Art, Literature, Music).

If you're a PALM person too, that could be a good thing.

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William S. Frank (Bill) is President/CEO of CareerLab® in Denver, CO—USA. Bill does one thing right: he helps businesspeople maximize their careers. That's it. Nothing else. He works nationally in-person or by phone. Companies hire him and so do forward-thinking individuals. Since 1978, 356 brand-name corporations, small businesses, non-profits, and educational institutions in far-ranging industries have hired Bill to provide Testing & Assessment, Executive Coaching, and Outplacement. If you like his writing, his website www.careerlab.com includes 200 free articles and www.cover-letters.com offers 1,000 FREE cover letters.

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