Want more Elon Musks? We may need to rethink standardized education.

In my six-year study of breakthrough innovators, there was a pattern that was inescapable: many of the world’s most famous innovators struggled with the structure of formal education, and many had far less formal education than you would expect. I started to wonder if the examples of these exceptionally successful and smart people should inspire us to rethink how we deliver education. Full article

Why School-X? Disappearing jobs by automation and artificial intelligence.

Throughout much of the developed world, gainful employment is seen as almost a fundamental right. But what if, in the not-too-distant future, there won’t be enough jobs to go around? That’s what some economists think will happen as robots and artificial intelligence increasingly becomes capable of performing human tasks: Technology is replacing human brains as well as brawn. Full article