Thriving in the 21st Century Economy

Thriving in the 21st Century Economy : Transformational Skills for Technical Professionals

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In this book, the authors advise an alternative approach to career development for science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) professionals. The authors believe that self-help is the best help and hence technical professionals should take ownership of their future in a strategic way -- just as businesses and corporations have to rely on a strategic approach for long-term survival and success. The authors incorporate concepts of systems thinking, as well as global knowledge, to develop strategic solutions to identified industry needs.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 212 pages
  • 149.86 x 226.06 x 15.24mm | 317.51g
  • Fairfield, United States
  • English
  • 0791860167
  • 9780791860168
  • 1,454,743

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"This book is very timely for understanding the link between education and employment in a binary economy. The authors provide a lucid framework for technical professionals to become T-shaped systems thinkers, who can get in-depth as well as work on a wider bandwidth, as required" -- Dr. James C. Spohrer "IBM Almaden Research Center" "A practical road map for both professionals and policymakers committed to developing a critical skills infrastructure for the 21st Century." -- Dr. Leonard Schlesinger "President, Babson College," "This powerful book has two interwoven parts. The first part tells us the story of what has happened to STEM work in the U.S. economy over the past few decades of relentless globalization and digitization of information. Refreshingly the authors stop short of making a prediction. Instead, they turn their attention to what can be done to energize and transform the work of STEM professionals to benefit the global economy as well as their own jobs and careers. The book is also full of insights for public policy officials, higher education leaders, and corporate training heads. It is a must read for senior managers of STEM companies and organizations." -- Prof. V. Kasturi Rangan "Professor of Marketing, Harvard Business School"
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