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03/09/11
Future trends in Technical Careers.
Filed under: Position Searching, Observ. Trends
Posted by: site admin @ 11:46 am

The pull-out section of the WSJ was a zinger for
futures trends that key leaders see.

DiuPont’s E. Kullman talked about applying
scientific and engineering know how to solving
problems of the day and of our future.  1 
One of the ways to participate is through
science fairs to create the excitement of
discovery in younger generations.  2

A common theme was “run up the flagpole” by
B. Ford who offered an evolutionary move to
electric and hybrid vehcles, as “one size [and style]
does not fit all.”  People will evaluate their
transportation needs and fill it with more than
one option, public transportation could be in the
mix.  Being in automobiles, he was focusing on
families with more than one vehicle….

Mac Heller and Nathan Myhrvold seemed to
have more crystallized views.  Heller opined that
you and I and other consumers will want to
‘manage a range of tools, with a menu of
technologies.’  Our tasks will be to define cost-
value-performance trade-offs
in light of more
complicated scenarios… in food, in fuels, renewables
and energy sources, in information technologies
and visual screens.

What I liked most was N Myhrvold’s interview
reporting the ventures he sees on the horizon
for his Intellectual Ventures group and
out-of-the box thinking on global problems.
(”google moment” concepts!!)
Each piece was worth studying and exploring.

One Response to “Future trends in Technical Careers.”

  1. site admin Says:
    Cathy Chatfield-Taylor wrote about water resource management issues in the March 11 Sustainable Cities section of the WSJ (No online link yet, p. B6-B7). This is another long term view topic for technically skilled people to develop interest, expertise and experience for their careers.

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