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The Expertise Economy

How the smartest companies use learning to engage, compete, and succeed

The workplace is going through a large-scale transition with digitization, automation, and acceleration. Critical skills and expertise are imperative for companies and their employees to succeed in the future, and the most forward-thinking companies are being proactive in adapting to the shift in the workforce. Kelly Palmer, Silicon Valley thought-leader from LinkedIn, Degreed, and Yahoo, and David Blake, co-founder of Ed-tech pioneer Degreed, share their experiences and describe how some of the smartest companies in the world are making learning and expertise a major competitive advantage. Read a sample chapter now!

The Expertise Economy shows how companies can use learning and skills as key differentiators to stay ahead of the competition and ultimately help close the widening skills gap.
Jamie Casap, Education Evangelist, Google
Timely, clever, and useful insights on how learning enables individuals and organizations to flourish in a rapidly changing world. Anyone or any company seeking to learn how to learn will savor these insights and master these principles.
Dave Ulrich, Rensis Likert Professor, Ross School of Business, Partner RPL Group, bestselling author and Thinkers50 Hall of Fame: World-leading Business Thinker
…Kelly Palmer and David Blake make a persuasive case that companies play a huge role in shaping the future of learning. This excellent book offers practical and evidence-based insights that can help CEOs and other business leaders challenge the status quo.
Daniel Pink, Author of Drive and When
It’s critical for companies to develop and build a high-quality, global workforce that can meet the challenges posed by the Fourth Industrial Revolution. The Expertise Economy is a must-read for anyone who cares about the future of their workforce and organization.
Nick van Dam PhD, Mckinsey & Company Partner, Chief Learning Officer, Professor, University of Pennsylvania, Nyenrode, and IE Unniversity, Founder E-learning for Kids Foundation
In The Expertise Economy, Kelly Palmer and David Blake make a compelling case for why it’s high time companies make learning a core part of their strategy – and show how best to do so. As the economy undergoes rapid transformation, we should heed their call.
Michael Horn, Chief Strategy Officer, The Entangled Group, Coauthor, Disrupting Class and Blended
Learning has always been one of the secret weapons of the world’s highest performing companies. Kelly and David’s book unlocks this secret and is filled with advice on how to make learning a competitive advantage for any company.
Josh Bersin, Industry Analyst and Founder, Bersin by Deloitte
The Expertise Economy makes clear the importance of skills in the corporate world. For most companies, understanding what skills your employees have, what skills they need, and their agility in learning new skills, will bring a competitive edge in the future.
Nancy Duarte, CEO Duarte Inc., bestselling author, Resonate, Present Visual Stories That Transform Audiences
Brilliant, timely and significant, this book blows the lid off the learning theories of the past!
Sean Covey, President of FranklinCovey Education
Disruption in any industry is a process, not a one-time event. With so much change on the horizon, Kelly and David highlight the imperative firms have to harness learning to stay in the game.
Clayton Christensen, Harvard Business School. New York Times best selling author of The Innovators Dilemma
Technological change is going to make the skills of the workforce all the more critical for corporate success. This insightful and persuasive book shows how technology itself can be used to identify, provide, and measure the skills that individuals need to thrive. The technological revolution will transform will corporate learning and this book describes how. This is a smart book about creating a smart workforce.
Andrew Scott, Professor of Economics, London Business School, Coauthor, The 100 Year Life

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  • The Urgent need to Upskill the Workforce
  • Company Culture
  • Learning How to Learn
  • Personalized Learning
  • Combat Content Overload
  • Choosing the Right Technology
  • Data Analytics for Learning and Skills
  • Creating a Talent Marketplace
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