10 success tips needed to thrive in the new economy – ‘Gbenga Sesan

by Isi Esene

It is an established fact that the industrial economy is gone and the knowledge economy is here to stay. In this economy, even knowledge is not enough without its effective adaptation and application.

As a leading proponent of New Economy knowledge, ‘Gbenga Sesan, gives us an expose on the skills needed students and early career folks to survive, thrive and remain relevant in the New Economy.

Here are the Top 10 #NESkills

1: Social Interaction: Communication via social media channels isn’t about followers and twit-fights. Connect with ease!

2: Research Skills: Using search engines smartly may be as important as being knowledgeable about a subject at some point.

3: Multidisciplinary People: Regardless of course studied, pick up something about everything and everything about one thin.

4: Social Learning: When social connections tweet a link, follow knowledge. Get on http://edx.org  http://coursera.org

5: Subject Experts: It is okay to be an expert on even non-traditional subject-matters, but where is your core expertise?

6: Fearless Connectors: There is NO big man on social media. Connect! Cool to communicate, but great to connect with help.

7: Shameless Pluggers: There’s actually no point being quiet about your much-needed skills. Let the world know what you know.

8: Information Hub Curators: Get an online space where the world sees your diverse sides. Easier now with wifi, blogs, etc.

9: Eagle-Eyed Trend Spotters: See your industry at least 5 years into the future. Easier if you’re in a developing country.

10: Exposure Junkies. Get exposed. Whatever you do, make sure you see the world! Travel, eMaps, books, Facebook. However!

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