The Wayne Gretzky Approach to Economic Growth

Hockey great Wayne Gretzky attributed his success to skating to where the puck will be, rather than where it is. Among the worst tragedies of the current economic transition is the fact that all too many people are still positioned in terms of skills and expectations for where the jobs “were” and “are,” rather than “where they are going to be.” Worst of all, self-serving entities within the economy exacerbated this mismatch. Fortunately, the fog is clearing and the momentum is shifting. What is the current state of play in terms of education and careers? What is being done to correct the problems? What are the implications for students, parents, and employers? We’ll show you.

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