The top work skills you need in the 21st century
Learn foundational work skills that cross industries and can last for decades
“Here it takes all the running you can do to keep in the same place. If you want to get somewhere else, you must run at least twice as fast as that.” ~ Red Queen, Alice in Wonderland
The tech industry is evolving at breakneck speed. We are supposed to keep up to date with new tools and methods to do our jobs, but the mountain of knowledge seems insurmountable. The ungrateful situation contributes to the lack of time, burnout, and anxiety.
Instead of chasing trends and fads, wouldn’t it be better to focus on knowledge and skills that last for decades or even a lifetime? In this talk, I will introduce foundational work skills that cross industries, and also ways to identify and quickly learn core skills within an industry. This knowledge will make you more confident and focused in everything you do.
> Skill level: elementary
> Duration: 60 min
Merlin works as a UX design lead and manager at Google. With a computer science degree and a few years of working as a software engineer, he shifted to design realizing that you need both design and engineering to make great products. When not creating something new, Merlin is usually found reading or relaxing in nature.