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Survival Skills

Critical thinking and problem solving

  • “The person who’s close to the work has to have strong analytic skills. You have to be rigorous: test your assumptions, don’t take things at face value, don’t go in with preconceived ideas that you’re trying to prove.” -Ellen Kumata

Curiosity and Imagination

  • “I want people who can think - they’re not just bright - they’re also inquisitive. Are they engaged and interested in the world?... People who’ve learned to ask great questions and have learned to be inquisitive are the ones who move the fastest in [any] enviornment because they solve the biggest problems in ways that have most impact on innovation [and the world]...” -Clay Parker

        Quotes from : Tony Wagner, Change Leadership: Transforming Education for the 21st Century, Jan 2010