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The 10 highest-paying IT certifications of 2020

November 19th, 2020 at 12:57 pm » Comments Off

COVID-19 isolation might be a good time to add to your IT skill set, as we’re seeing several new entries on our annual list of the 10 highest-paying IT certifications. Cloud technology, information security, and project management certs are on the rise this year. IT is one profession where the optimal skill set is a […]

The 5 most in-demand skills at America’s top start-ups, according to LinkedIn

November 17th, 2020 at 12:11 pm » Comments Off

According to LinkedIn, start-ups seek key job skills like programming proficiency and data analysis.  Learning some new technology could go a long way in landing a new job. As the coronavirus pandemic forces companies to shift parts of their business online, employers are searching for candidates who are proficient in tech or can learn quickly. […]

Venture capital at a crossroads : Change or be forgotten

November 12th, 2020 at 12:57 pm » Comments Off

Railway crossroads serve as a reminder that trains are not the premier form of transportation they once were. The same could happen to venture capital. Heading into the COVID crisis, Silicon Valley had reached a consensus that venture capital was going to get hit hard. In March, as the market crashed with alarming speed, new investments […]

At least half of people who have a job fear they’ll lose it in the next 12 months

November 9th, 2020 at 12:49 pm » Comments Off

  Job losses are a concern for more than half of working adults. New survey shows more than half of working adults fear for their jobs. But two thirds of workers are optimistic about retraining on the current job. Employment concerns and perceived opportunities to learn new skills vary greatly between countries. A new Ipsos […]

Reimagining higher education in the United States

November 5th, 2020 at 10:27 am » Comments Off

  As education leaders consider their options in the age of the COVID-19 crisis, they must rethink the conventional wisdom. Higher education in the United States is at an inflection point. The core mission of the university—instruction, research, and service—has not changed. Nor has the need for advanced education to prepare individuals for a fulfilling […]

Electric cars cost less to own- Consumer Reports agrees with us

November 3rd, 2020 at 12:44 pm » Comments Off

 We’ve been publishing “total cost of ownership” comparisons — well, forecasts — for years here on CleanTechnica. Actually, the first ones I published were probably 7 years ago or so. As electric car technology (esp. battery technology) has improved, the comparisons have gotten more and more compelling. Nowadays, any of the most advanced, most competitive […]

The most fundamental skill: Intentional learning and the career advantage

November 3rd, 2020 at 12:35 pm » Comments Off

Learning itself is a skill. Unlocking the mindsets and skills to develop it can boost personal and professional lives and deliver a competitive edge. The call for individuals and organizations alike to invest in learning and development has never been more insistent. The World Economic Forum recently declared a reskilling emergency as the world faces […]

Sociologist : When fracking becomes a mental health disaster

November 2nd, 2020 at 12:49 pm » Comments Off

“What’s stressful is the unknowns and how this industry is operating behind a curtain all the time.” Fracking’s devastating impact on our health and the planet, not to mention its contributions to climate change, are extremely well-documented. What’s not as well understood, however, is how it impacts our mental health. As it turns out, Colorado […]

These are the top 10 job skills of tomorrow – and how long it takes to learn them

October 31st, 2020 at 11:02 am » Comments Off

Founder and Executive Chairman of World Economic Forum Klaus Schwab speaks during a session at the 50th World Economic Forum (WEF) annual meeting in Davos, Switzerland January 23, 2020. Professor Klaus Schwab says technological innovation can be leveraged to unleash human potential. 50% of all employees will need reskilling by 2025, as adoption of technology […]

The ‘failure’ of big data

October 30th, 2020 at 10:09 am » Comments Off

In a May 2011 special research report, Big data: The next frontier for innovation, competition, and productivity, the management consulting firm McKinsey put forth the case that “Big data will become a key basis of competition, underpinning new waves of productivity growth, innovation, and consumer surplus.” The McKinsey report went on to note that, “The […]

IQ rates are dropping in many developed countries and that doesn’t bode well for humanity

October 28th, 2020 at 12:07 pm » Comments Off

 IQ rates are dropping and we’re too stupid to figure out why.  An intelligence crisis could undermine our problem-solving capacities and dim the prospects of the global economy. IQ rates are falling across Western Europe, and experts are scratching their heads as to why.May 22, 2019, 2:31 AM MDT People are getting dumber. That’s not […]

COVID-19 has changed the housing market forever. Here’s where Americans are moving (and why)

October 21st, 2020 at 6:31 pm » Comments Off

 Amid all the uncertainty brought on by COVID-19 over the past six months, one thing is assured: the pandemic has re-ordered real estate markets across the board on an unprecedented scale. Some of this may be irreversible. Real estate’s re-sorting this time isn’t just based on markets crashing (the Great Recession), political turmoil (the 1979 […]

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