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INF.- The Future of Jobs

Employment, Skills and Workforce Strategy for the Fourth Industrial Revolution Today, we are at the beginning of a Fourth Industrial Revolution. Developments in genetics, artificial intelligence, robotics, nanotechnology, 3D printing and biotechnology, to name just a few, are all building on and amplifying one another. This will lay the foundation for a revolution more comprehensive and all-encompassing than anything we have ever seen. Smart systems—homes, factories, farms, grids or cities—will help tackle problems ranging from supply chain management to climate change. The rise of the sharing economy will allow people to monetize everything from their empty house to their car. While the impending change holds great promise, the patterns of consumption, production and employment created by it also pose major challenges requiring proactive adaptation by corporations, governments and individuals. Concurrent to the technological revolution are a set of broader socio-economic, geopolitical and demographic drivers of change, each interacting in multiple directions and intensifying one another. As entire industries adjust, most occupations are undergoing a fundamental transformation. While some jobs are threatened by redundancy and others grow rapidly, existing jobs are also going through a change in the skill sets required to do them. The debate on these transformations is often polarized between those who foresee limitless new opportunities and those that foresee massive dislocation of jobs. In fact, the reality is highly specific to the industry, region and occupation in question as well as the ability of various stakeholders to manage...

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The E-Myth Revisited

In The E-Myth, Michael Gerber dispels the myths surrounding starting your own business and shows how commonplace assumptions can get in the way of running a business. He walks you through the steps in the life of a business from entrepreneurial infancy, through adolescent growing pains, to the mature entrepreneurial perspective, the guiding light of all businesses that succeed. He then shows how to apply the lessons of franchising to any business whether or not it is a franchise. Finally, Gerber draws the vital, often overlooked distinction between working on your business and working in your business. After you have read The E-Myth Revisited, you will truly be able to grow your business in a predictable and productive way. The  idea of the entire book is that businesses are started by technicians frustrated by working for someone else who haven’t yet realized that doing the same job for themselves doesn’t alleviate the need for management and business infrastructure. The key principles which form the foundation for the E-Myth approach to business are: 1. Most new businesses are started by technicians -- people who are skilled at what they enjoy doing. Most new businesses are started by technicians – people who are skilled at what they enjoy doing, and who figure they’d rather work for themselves than for someone else. 2. Technicians assume they understand how a technical business works. In reality, they never do. Almost all new business owners assume that because they understand the technical work of the business, they understand how a technical business works. In reality, these are two completely different issues, and blurring the distinction between the two is a fatal error. 3. Building a business takes three skill sets: •    The entrepreneur -- supplies the vision. •    The manager -- supplies order and systems. •    The technician -- supplies the output 4. Businesses generally go through three phases of growth: •    Infancy -- when the technician is to the fore. •    Expansion -- when better management skills are required. •    Maturity -- where an entrepreneurial perspective is needed. The first section is an excellent...

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Education at a glance. Indicadores del OECD

Governments are increasingly looking to international comparisons of education opportunities and outcomes as they develop policies to enhance individuals’ social and economic prospects, provide incentives for greater efficiency in schooling, and help to mobilise resources to meet rising demands. The OECD Directorate for Education and Skills contributes to these efforts by developing and analysing the quantitative, internationally comparable indicators that it publishes annually in Education at a Glance. Together with OECD country policy reviews, these indicators can be used to assist governments in building more effective and equitable education...

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