Winning Skills for Emerging Tech Economy

Forecast

The future of work is rapidly changing due to emerging technology.  Unemployment is expected to rise as a result of automation and the robotic workforce.  There are forecasts that by 2030, mid-level jobs will be obsolete.  What's the outlook and are there some smart moves to make?

Robo-Doctors, Robo-Brokers On the Horizon
The Economist forecasts that computers will be compiling and analyzing massive data to make financial decisions, legal arguments and medical diagnoses in upcoming years.  That suggests the emergence of robot professionals including robo-bankers, brokers, doctors and lawyers among other professions.

Bankable Skills to Add to Your Resume
By 2020, employers will be looking for a different set of skills.  They will value creative, critical thinking, complex problem solving, creative people management and cognitive flexibility.  The emphasis will be on skills that technology can't deliver - creative minds.

Advice from Two Visionary Business Leaders
Billionaire and Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban just predicted the return of the liberal arts degree.  He told Bloomberg, employers will be looking for "free thinkers" - liberal arts majors who bring something different to the table.  SpaceX and Tesla founder and CEO Elon Musk is looking for the same creative skills.  He calls the framework of thinking "the physics approach".  Boil down an issue to its basics and then figure out how to discover new things that are counter-intuitive.