Technology Is In; Humanities Are Out. But So What?
by William S. Frank, President/CEO of CareerLab®
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:
- Critical Thinking,
- Learning, and
- 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.