Futurist's Perspective: Are You Prepared For The Future Of Work?

Posted on Tuesday, 27 Sep 2016


G'day, Anders Sörman-Nilsson here, Futurist and founder of the research think tank Thinque. In today's blog post I thought that I would share with you some compelling statistics on the future of work. More precisely I'll compare the top 10 skills that were in demand last year, 2015, with those that will be essential in 2020. 

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