new paths to success
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.