December 2, 2013—Issue #219
This week’s focus point: Over 800,000 students came to the U.S. from abroad to study in 2012-2013 (AP). That’s a record high. About a quarter were from China. The late Peter Drucker once wrote that if we counted “knowledge export,” including such students (who usually pay full tuition, plus other residential expenses), and management advice delivered globally, the balance of trade would look completely different. The potential for future strife, in my view, involves maximizing acquisition and application of knowledge. We will see both institutionally (nations, businesses, enterprises) and individually a chasm grow between those who can readily use knowledge and those who cannot. That strife will be both internecine and international. We need to stop teaching people irrelevant content which can be acquired in seconds when needed, and start teaching them how to learn, so that knowledge acquisition is natural and lifelong.
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