Formal education will earn you a living, self education will earn you fortune. – Jim Rohn
You know the quickest way to irrelevancy in the 21st Century?
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The world is extremely connected and competitive and the pace of change is accelerating.
You simply can’t finish school (whether it be undergraduate, graduate or professional) and think: “Oh, I’m done with my education, I can get to work now.”
The world will eat your lunch.
That’s not to say that you need to go back to school.
But you do need to continue to develop personally and professionally.
You need to develop communication, collaboration and leadership skills.
And you need to keep up on industry and social trends and learn the new skills and technologies necessary to stay relevant.
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If you do you will continue to be valuable and will be compensated accordingly.
If you refuse to meet this on-going challenge, you won’t.