Top of Mind

In a recent talk at Yale SOM, Dean Edward A. Snyder highlighted a column by David Brooks speculating about what's likely to happen as more and more knowledge work becomes automated. Snyder noted that in Brooks's analysis, certain skills are likely to become less valuable (memorization, ability to follow protocol), while others become more valuable ("voracious explanatory drive," "strategic discipline," and ability to drive "loosely bonded teams").

This has far-reaching implications for MBA students considering their future careers, and Snyder pointed to this sentence as being particularly noteworthy: "So a manager who can organize a decentralized network around a clear question, without letting it dissipate or clump, will have enormous value."

11:05 AM - 5 Feb 14