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new paths to success

December 11, 2011

The picture above gives a visual example of the past and present paths to achieve success in life, helping us to visualize how they have changed in the last fifty years. I am sure most of you are bored of hearing everyday news about macroeconomy and risk premiums but this NYT article titled The Dwindling Power of a College Degree – NYTimes.com spots how all these economy, technology and data affect our daily reality. It specially points out not only the relative importance of having a degree nowadays, but how politicians can decide  what they want to promote for us in the near future, and it paints the process that has led us to the actual panorama. I find the article specially interesting and it confirms a personal intuition I already had.

To warm up the comments, and maybe some future post, I launch an open question further away from the agreement or disagreement with the perspective of the article, I would like to know what is your forward-looking approach to this global situation.

By the way, I’d like to share with you a nice discovery I made some days ago. Now it is easier to read The New York Times without constantly having  to have a look at an external dictionary as they have included  a direct tool to look up the meaning of words. The only thing you have to do is go over  them with the mouse, select the word, and then you click on the question mark sign that appears next. A new window  will pop-up, and there you will be able to check the meaning (not the translation). Try it out, and if you don´t know it yet, find out what sap means.

 

2 Comments leave one →
  1. December 13, 2011 9:00 pm

    First of all, thank you for the information about NYtimes’dictionary, it’s some amazing and useful discovery!!!. Regarding the subject of your interesting post, I think, this is a worldwide situation, but according to my little information, it’s harder (“at the moment”) for American students because they must pay a lot of money for going to University, in fact, in many cases, they must ask for a loan. So, studying for nothing? In any case and although we live a hard economic situation, “you can never learn too much”, therefore, it’s important to have high studies, not only for having good ” future” (or present), also for keeping our “bright brains”.

  2. December 14, 2011 11:23 pm

    The world is driving crazy!!!and none of us can stop it,so if we want to be competitive and don´t be obsolete, we´ll have to play with these new rules.
    Good article Jesus!, I´ve found the NYT dictionary very useful, because of the chance of the pronunciation.

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