Be careful what you measure

Tyler Cowen has an article over at MIT Technology Review, Measured and Unequal, that discusses how improved measurement of workers might be a fundamental driver of inequality in the workplace of the future. Consider journalism. In the “good old days,” no one knew

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How much do we need to know?

We used to be defined by what we knew. But today, knowing too much can be a liability. Google, for example, is putting its trust in (potentially uncredentialled) “capable generalists” rather than “experts”.1)Laszlo Bock, Google’s Vice-President of People Operations, at

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Redefining education

Our relationship with knowledge is changing, and consequently our relationship with education is changing. The snappy version of this is “Why remember what you can google?”. The longer story has interesting implications for the education sector as is changes what it means to be educated.

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