Trend 3 (Social/Intellectual Capital)

“Knowledge! It’s the engine of the new economy.”

Social and intellectual capital will become economic drivers, intensifying competition for well-educated people.

We often long for “the good old days,” and nostalgia takes us back to the golden moments. But as generations pass, memories continue to fade of those days when most workers earned their living by the sweat of their brows and the strength of their backs.

Millions of people continue to strain their bodies to make a living, but today they also often have strained bank accounts. That’s because social and intellectual capital have become the prime sources of wealth in our new economy. Today, whom you know and what you know both count.


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With regard to our Trend of Social/Intellectual Capital, what should today's educational leaders consider when forecasting and planning for the future of learning in the year 2020?