Monthly Archives: August 2011

London’s riots: preventing the next one

Never beforecanal boat in snow and ice have our work skills needed renewing so frequently. Only a century ago you could do exactly the same work your parents did; if they worked on a narrowboat, so could you. That is no longer true, and even less true for our children. Does your work today require a very different set of skills to your first job? Mine certainly does!

This rapid, frequent obsolescence of knowledge and skills has been unsettling enough for those in mid-career. It’s even faster and more unsettling for people (more…)