The Expertise Economy
How the Smartest Companies Use Learning to Compete, Engage and Succeed
By Kelly Palmer and David Blake
Drawing on the science of how we learn, The Expertise Economy shows companies big and small how to transform their employees into experts and ultimately their biggest competitive advantage.
Kelly Palmer, Chief Learning Officer and David Blake, CEO of Education Technology pioneer, Degreed, provide the latest scientific research on how people really learn and concrete examples of successful workplace learning initiatives from companies in Silicon Valley and worldwide, including: Airbnb, LinkedIn, Tesla, Microsoft, Google, Unilever, Facebook, Bank of America, eBay, booking.com, Aviva, and MasterCard.
They show readers how to apply the innovative practices of leading education companies and startups like Edx, Coursera, Fuel50, Practice, and Intrepid, who are reinventing workplace learning and designing new ways to create experts. Finally, they distill seven Guiding Principles for building a culture where learning is something that people want - and love - to do, not something that is imposed on them. Features interviews with Thinkers50 list-makers, Clayton Christensen, Daniel Pink, Whitney Johnson, and Andrew Scott in addition to leading experts in modern learning and education.
Kelly Palmer (Author)
KELLY PALMER, Chief Learning Officer, Degreed. A well-known thought leader on the future of learning and career development, Kelly was the chief learning officer of LinkedIn. Prior to LinkedIn, Kelly was vice president of Learning at Yahoo! and held executive positions in learning, M&A, and product development at Sun Microsystems. She speaks regularly at business conferences around the world, has been featured in Big Think, Forbes, and Chief Learning Officer (CLO) magazine where she writes a regular column on the employee experience.
David Blake (Author)
DAVID BLAKE is cofounder and CEO of Degreed and has spent his career innovating higher education and lifelong learning. Prior to Degreed, he helped launch a competency-based, accredited university and was a founding team member at Zinch (acquired by Chegg). David was selected as a Top EdTech Entrepreneur by the Stanford d.School EdTech Lab sponsored by Teach For America and NewSchools Venture Fund. He has been published in the Harvard Technology Review, Business Insider, TechCrunch, and Huffington Post. He has spoken around the world on the topic of the future of learning, including the ASU Education Innovation Summit, EdTech Europe, and TEDx.
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18 Oct 2018
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Nicholas Brealey Publishing US