October 2021

World Economic Forum

Strategic Intelligence on Global Issues: Education, Skills, & Learning

According to the World Economic Forum, technological innovation is a driving force in transforming education and creating new skills required for 21st century work. Building future-ready (and pandemic-proof) education systems requires the consistent delivery of widely-accessible innovative curricula. This, in turn, builds a solid foundation for people capable of adapting and developing new abilities. Shifting education’s focus to skill development, will begin to address the disconnect between what employers need and what is available in current talent pools.

October 2021

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The Education Trust

Education Watch: The State of Educational Equity

Education Watch offers a clear, unflinching look at the disparities in educational opportunity over the years and the impact that these choices have had. You can browse each state’s page to discover the best available data on critical measures of educational opportunity and achievement to help you understand how your state is doing when it comes to improving opportunities and outcomes for all students, with a particular focus on those student groups that have been underserved in U.S. schools for far too long.

September 2021

World Economic Forum

Shaping an Equitable, Inclusive and Sustainable Recovery: Acting Now for a Better Future

If COVID-19 has taught us anything, it’s the realization that we must “build back better and broader,” as well as the recognition of the challenges and fragilities of the economies and societies we have created. Change is about opportunities for people, the planet, and business. These opportunities can power the next big global leap forward.

This report from the World Economic Forum outlines a global vision and offers concrete, practical guidance to grow forward towards economies  that are resilient and which serve all parts of society, ensuring nature and the environment are preserved for future generations.

2021

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Re:Work by Google

Guide: Understanding Team Dynamics

Much of the work done in organizations is done collaboratively by teams.  It’s where real production happens, where innovative ideas are conceived and tested, and where employees experience most of their work. And it’s also where interpersonal issues, ill-suited skill sets, and unclear group goals can hinder productivity and cause friction.

In this report, Google researchers explore the secrets of effective teams at Google. Code-named Project Aristotle – a tribute to Aristotle’s quote, “the whole is greater than the sum of its parts” – the goal was to answer the question: “What makes a team effective at Google?”

2021

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Sustainable Development Solutions Network

World Happiness Report 2021

The World Happiness Report 2021 uses data from the Gallup World Poll and Lloyd’s Register Foundation, along with data from the ICL-YouGov Behaviour Tracker as part of the COVID Data Hub from the Institute of Global Health Innovation.  It focuses on the effects of COVID-19 on the structure and quality of people’s lives, and it describes and evaluates how governments all over the world have dealt with the pandemic. In particular, it tries to explain why some countries have done so much better than others.

October 2020

World Economic Forum

The Future of Jobs Report

The 2020 Future of Jobs Report published by the World Economic Forum provides insights into the labor markets and opportunities currently available in the 21st century, as well as looking at the future of work. Now in its third edition, the report explores the jobs and skills of the future, and illustrating the pace of change and the directions various industries are traveling in.

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The 17 Sustainable Development Goals

One of the founding philosophies of The Learn to Start Institute Powered by The Startup Studio is that in order to fix the planet we must begin by fixing the people on it first.

Ensuring the long-term sustainability of our planet is going to require a new generation of solution bearers equipped with the skills and mindsets to bring about highly complex change. Their solutions must generate a highly conscious approach to the overall economic model of the future – a future that ensures the success of a multitude of stakeholders.  The UN’s Sustainable Development Goals are a collection of 17 interlinked global goals designed to be a “blueprint to achieve a better and more sustainable future for all” that our participants consider in their problem solving and solution building.