Mar 22, 201811:20 AMMaking Madison
with Buckley Brinkman
Linear people, exponential change
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Lifelong learning forms the cornerstone to all these efforts. Change will never be this slow again as we head up the steep side of the exponential curve. Speed requires all of us to adjust and sharpen our own skills. Relevant skills — strengthened by current knowledge — are needed to drive all three roles within effective teams.
Embracing lifelong learning and harnessing exponential change can be a blast; however, it does require stepping confidently into uncertainty. To make this easier, commit to learning what you can and give yourself permission not to know everything. It’s a wonderful time to learn because information has never been so widely available. We’re starting a great adventure — discovering new technologies and techniques that will transform the world.
As usual, Wisconsin’s strong manufacturing base plays a critical role in this ongoing transformation. More than two-thirds of R&D spending comes from manufacturing companies. Manufacturing also provides unique platforms and situations to bring technology out of the lab and into the real world. This opportunity to drive transformation makes it a great time to be in Wisconsin manufacturing.
And it’s a great time for you! Jump in! Become a lifelong learner, fill a role, and make a difference! It will be a terrific adventure!
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