Kelly Palmer, David Blake – The Expertise Economy


The workplace is going through a large-scale transition with digitization, automation, and acceleration. Critical skills and expertise are imperative for companies and their employees to succeed in the future, and the most forward-thinking companies are being proactive in adapting to the shift in the workforce. Kelly Palmer, Silicon Valley thought leader from LinkedIn, Degreed, and Yahoo, and David Blake, cofounder of ed-tech pioneer Degreed, share their experiences and describe how some of the smartest companies in the world are making learning and expertise a major competitive advantage.

The authors provide the latest scientific research on how people really learn and concrete examples from companies in both Silicon Valley and worldwide who are driving the conversation about how to create experts and align learning innovation with business strategy. Included are interviews with people from top companies like Google, LinkedIn, Airbnb, Unilever, NASA, and MasterCard; thought leaders in learning and education like Sal Khan and Todd Rose; and Thinkers50 list-makers Clayton Christensen, Daniel Pink, and Whitney Johnson.

Author: Kelly Palmer, David Blake
Narrator: Patricia Rodriguez
Duration: 7 hours 55 minutes
Released: 18 Feb 2011
Publisher: Gildan Media
Language: English

User Review:

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The most comprehensive look at how learning will propel our businesses into the next phase of growth. As skills, not the degree become the currency of talent, learning must be at the heart of our organizational strategy. Expertise Economy offered practical, jargon free, insights to building next generation learning organizations.