Columnist Tom Friedman had a very interesting message today about what Google looks for in a prospective hire. According to the guy in charge of hiring, Google pays little attention to degrees, grades, and current expertise. Instead, the company looks for candidates who can learn new things as needed, think, and lead within the context of collaborative teams. This reinforces that the content and skills at the center of education today — knowing answers chosen by experts — have largely lost their competitive value in a global economy that is constantly and unpredictably changing. Instead, employees who can adapt to new situations and technologies and work with others to get things done are highly valued. Our experience suggests that more and more employers are shifting in this same direction, which is why LVenture focuses on drawing out and grooming the leadership in every student and helping them hone their learning, problem solving, and innovation skills.
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