More From Average Is Over From Tyler Cowen

English: American economist Tyler Cowen

English: American economist Tyler Cowen (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Some more thoughts from Average is Over From Tyler Cowen:

From page 25:

“Another development is this: The better the world is at measuring value, the more demanding a lot of career paths will become.”

From page 36:

“If the management styles at today’s quality companies seem so nice, so friendly, and sometimes so downright heartwarming, it is possible only because those cultures are so very picky, snobbish, and elitist at the same time. There is no open door.”

From page 40:

“It’s clear: The world is demanding more in the way of credentials, more in the way of ability, and it is passing along most of the higher rewards to a relatively small cognitive elite. After all, the first two categories of earnings winners—namely those with advanced degrees—account for only about three percent of the US population.”

With these quotes, it seems to me that we need to be searching for any and every opportunity to improve the quality of education or we certainly will be drowning in mediocrity.

Advertisements

2 thoughts on “More From Average Is Over From Tyler Cowen

  1. Pingback: More From Average Is Over By Tyler Cowen Part 2 | Consilient Interest

  2. Pingback: More From Average Is Over By Tyler Cowen Part 4 | Consilient Interest

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s