The most common question I’m asked in my work is this: “What do you teach your kids? How do you prepare them for an unknown future?” It really is the question. It’s also the topic of a TED talk I did this year in Melbourne.
In the talk I tell the story of how society shapes children, and systematically removes their entrepreneurial spirit – something all humans are born with.
In a world where our future is super unknown – there are some things we do know: We’ll need to be economically independent, manage our own careers, constantly upgrade our skills and embrace inevitable technologies like robotics. You will need to Outgrow Your Job – the title of the talk.
Rather than writing about it – please invest the time to watch it here. It’s a 14 minute video which will change how you see the world. And it might give some cool ideas on how to make your kids future proof.
Oh, and remember to share it with someone whose future you care about!