Robert E. Johnson, Ph.D.

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7 Critical Skills For the Jobs of the Future

We live in a world of accelerating change. New industries are constantly being born and old ones are becoming obsolete. A report by the World …

Pedagogy
Thought Leadership
Thought Leadership

This 1 Mental Habit Helped Make Warren Buffett a Billionaire | Inc.com

Warren Buffett tends to bill himself as an ordinary guy who just happened to make a ton of money by being thoughtful, patient, and frugal. He's also very smart, and puts a lot of time and effort into thoroughly understanding the market and his investments. But there's one other quality Buffett has …

Self-improvement

Schools don’t prepare children for life. Here’s the education they really need

It’s only after you have left school and, in adulthood, gained a bit of distance, that you can be fully aware of the gaps in your education. History is a prime example. A group of British people together around a pub table and can probably weave together some kind of cohesive narrative across the …

Education

Creating a Culture of Innovation Starts With the Leader

The leader plays a critical role in creating the right environment for innovation to flourish.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Innovation is the lifeblood of entrepreneurship.<p>Peter Drucker considers it, “the specific tool of entrepreneurs, the means by which they exploit …

Innovation

Elon Musk Just Made These 5 Bold Claims About the Future

If Elon Musk’s vision of the future proves to be correct, we’ll zipping around in driverless cars by 2018 and colonizing Mars not long …

Elon Musk

7 Success lessons from Muhammad Ali – "The Greatest" for entrepreneurs

Share67<p>Tweet<p>Share12<p>+11<p>Shares 80<p>Muhammad Ali, who declared “I am the greatest” and proved it many times over, infuriating some and captivating …

3 Decision-Making Models Used by Warren Buffett and Jeff Bezos | Inc.com

It was 1994, and Jeff Bezos was a rising corporate star working at a top hedge fund on Wall Street. As the youngest-ever senior VP at D.E. Shaw & Co, he was set for life.<p>Until he quit.<p>According to Bezos, "I needed the right <i>framework</i> in which to make this big decision."<p>Every day, we face small to …

Michael Jordan

7 ways billionaires like Warren Buffett and Bill Gates demonstrate the ancient philosophy of Marcus Aurelius

Around 304 BC, a wealthy and successful merchant named Zeno was shipwrecked on a trading voyage. He lost nearly everything. Making his way to Athens, he was introduced to philosophy by Crates of Thebes, a famous Cynic, which changed his life. Within a few years, Stoic philosophy would be born. As …

Self-improvement

Hey Higher Ed, Why Not Focus On Teaching?

Stanford physics and education professor Carl Wieman won a Nobel Prize for his innovative, break-through work in quantum mechanics. Wieman has since levered the prestige and power of that prize to call attention to the need to transform undergraduate teaching, especially science education.<p>Wieman's …

Pedagogy

10 Ways Mentally Strong People Build Powerful Mindsets | Inc.com

Some people call it grit. Others call it perseverance. Whatever name you give it, a strong mindset is a trait shared by the world's best performers - whether they are entrepreneurs, leaders, musicians or athletes.<p>Yet a strong mindset is more than simply refusing to quit. True strength of mind comes …

Self-improvement

5 Industries That Are Prime Targets for Disruption | Inc.com

Disruption is the name of the game at the dawning of any new age. During the Industrial Age, the entire course of history was changed as new technology disrupted everything from production to transportation--and even banking.<p>Fast-forward to today, and we're in the midst of similar upheaval as we …

Real Estate

We're All Millennials: Three Lessons For Leaders

A renowned thinker said this about the younger generation: “The children now love luxury. They have bad manners, contempt for authority; they show disrespect for elders and love chatter in place of exercise.” This was said by Socrates, 100 generations ago.<p>We hear similar things today about …

Leadership

How humans will lose control of artificial intelligence

This is the way the world ends: not with a bang, but with a paper clip. In this scenario, the designers of the world's first artificial …

Singularity

This Is the Single Most Important Leadership Trait, According to Hundreds of Founders | Inc.com

Transparency. Passion. Communication.<p>You know that they're all important traits of effective leaders. But are they the <i>most</i> important qualities?<p>Not according to a recent study conducted by The Alternative Board, which surveyed hundreds of entrepreneurs across the world to find out about their …

Employment

The 4th Industrial Revolution And A Jobless Future - A Good Thing?

It’s estimated that between 35 and 50 percent of jobs that exist today are at risk of being lost to automation. Repetitive, blue collar type jobs might be first, but even professionals — including paralegals, diagnosticians, and customer service representatives — will be at risk.<p>This isn’t just …

Customer Service

A Lesson in Leadership: Why a Top Daimler Executive Just Lost His Job | Inc.com

German automotive giant Daimler AG apologized on Monday for an incident in which a company executive got into a parking-lot dispute with a local resident.<p>As reported by <i>The New York Times:</i><p>"Daimler Greater China said it had removed a manager after a "regrettable matter." The emailed statement from …

Daimler AG

Automation is not the end of the world. Here’s why

Leonardo Quattrucci, Policy Assistant to the Head of the European Political Strategy Centre, European Commission<p>What keeps you up at night?<p>For many …

If You Can’t Empathize with Your Employees, You’d Better Learn To

Empathy—the ability to read and understand other’s emotions, needs, and thoughts—is one of the core competencies of emotional intelligence and a critical leadership skill. It is what allows us to influence, inspire, and help people achieve their dreams and goals. Empathy enables us to connect with …

Empathy

How To Become A Data Scientist In 2017

Yesterday LinkedIn released its list of top skills for 2017.<p>Statistical analysis and data mining retained the second spot they held last year while data presentation entered the top 10 for the first time.<p>Both of these skill categories fall under the heading of data science, a term coined in 2001 by …

Data Science

These Will Be The Top Jobs In 2025 (And The Skills You’ll Need To Get Them)

As work changes at warp speed, here are 2025’s hottest job sectors (and the skills you’ll need to work in them).<p>Two-thirds of Americans believe that, in 50 years, robots and computers will do much of the work humans now do. The World Economic Forum’s 2016 report, <i>The Future of Jobs</i>, estimates that 5 …

World Economic Forum

The 5 technologies that are going to define the next decade in cities

Cities have always been hubs of technological experimentation, shaped by the people who inhabit them and the tools they use. We can still see the marks, both charming and garish, from technologies of years past — from old aqueducts to telephone booths to the damage done by cars.<p>The next wave of …

Artificial Intelligence

10 Success lessons from Paulo Coelho – “The Alchemist” for entrepreneurs

Share36<p>Tweet<p>Share56<p>+16<p>Shares 98<p>Paulo Coelho is a Brazilian novelist and songwriter and the best-selling Portuguese language author in history. He …

California Utility Turns to Tesla For Huge Battery Project

Southern California Edison’s struggles after the closing of a key natural gas reservoir following a massive leak last year has led it to none other …

Tesla

5 Special Ingredients That Successful People Are Made of

We know what a successful person looks like. But how did they achieve success? You’ve heard the old adage that perseverance, some luck, and follow …

Motivation

Here’s How To Get a Job That Doesn’t Exist Yet

It’s almost impossible to anticipate which jobs will thrive in years to come. The parents of today’s shared data experts and search engine evaluators …

artisanal

Jobs for life are a thing of the past. Bring on lifelong learning

Previous initiatives to help learners of all ages have been beset by problems, but it’s time to look at new models for a shifting employment landscape<p>A job for life is a thing of the past, for people of all ages – robots could replace you, or your whole industry could move overseas. The recent …

Higher Education

4 Rules Brands Need To Know About Storytelling

For a long time, marketing was driven by taglines—short, evocative slogans that captured the essence of a brand’s message. Nike encouraged us to “Just Do It,” while Apple inspired us to “Think Different.” Miller Lite simply had to say, “Tastes great, less filling” and product flew off the …

Marketing

Design Thinking

Thomas Edison created the electric lightbulb and then wrapped an entire industry around it. The lightbulb is most often thought of as his signature invention, but Edison understood that the bulb was little more than a parlor trick without a system of electric power generation and transmission to …