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The surviving ties are those with a degree of similarity so we can communicate but a degree of difference so we can plumb the relationship for additional value and skills one of us may not yet possess
It’s basically prime-time now, and in the next five years, to think about every business, every industry and every field and say, how can we reinvent it?
70 % des métiers qu’exerceront les enfants qui entrent aujourd’hui à l’école n’existent pas encore – d’où la nécessité d’une éducation très différente, beaucoup plus ouverte
The Internet, it seems, is contributing to the polarization of America, as people surround themselves with people who think like them and hesitate to say anything different. Internet companies magnify the effect, by tweaking their algorithms to show us more content from people who are similar to us
The virtual workplace is growing, and companies are taking notice. Currently, 34 million Americans work remotely at least partially, and this number is expected to grow to 63 million by 2016.
As consumerism inflates the ego, it stunts the imagination: its ideology of individualism has been more effective at stifling individuality than any culture of conformity, in part because it has appropriated almost every mode of rebellion. Indeed, so much of our creative energies are channelled into consumption that it has become difficult even to imagine other ways of being.
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Companies aren’t explicitly shopping for that skill, but if they’re part of inventing jobs that didn’t exist five years ago, they’re hiring people who know how to reinvent themselves

Lisa Cron has worked in publishing at W.W. Norton, as an agent at the Angela Rinaldi Literary Agency, as a producer on shows for Showtime and CourtTV, and as a story consultant for Warner Brothers and the William Morris Agency. Since 2006, she’s been an instructor in the UCLA Extension Writers’ Program.

Lisa works with writers, nonprofits, educators, and organizations, helping them master the unparalleled power of story so they can move people to action — whether that action is turning the pages of a compelling novel, trying a new product, or talking to the streets to change the world for the better. She is the author of the book “Wired for Story: The Writer’s Guide to Using Brain Science to Hook Readers from the Very First Sentence.”

That was a lesson for me on this story: how much more effective it can be to take an issue that affects many people and write about one person.