EP139 Robert Tercek on Education Today



Robert Tercek & Jim continue their conversation in this wide-ranging chat about learning & education…

Robert Tercek

Robert Tercek & Jim continue their conversation in this wide-ranging chat about learning & education. They discuss the dematerialized economy, technological unemployment risk, underestimating software automation, AI as a career superpower, changing cost & quality of college, what education is for, Bryan Caplan’s challenge to the value of college, COVID & online education, online educational resource curation, VR learning potential, the metaverse discovery problem, why higher ed hasn’t vaporized, microcredentials & the push for alternative credentialing, 2 vaporized-education business proposals, and more.

Robert Tercek is a global authority on the topic of dematerialization. He is the CEO and founder of General Creativity and the President of Milestone Entertainment. His views on the software-defined society are sought by Fortune 500 corporations including AT&T, IBM, WarnerMedia, NBCUniversal, PBS, Sony, Microsoft, Google, Unity, Docker, PwC, EY, Deloitte as well as international standards organizations and government agencies. His book Vaporized: Solid Strategies for Success in a Dematerialized World was selected as the 2016 International Book of the Year by the editors of GetAbsract. His writing has been featured in Inc., the Globe and Mail, and Wired Japan. Previously he served in executive leadership roles at OWN: The Oprah Winfrey Network and Sony Pictures Entertainment, and as a creative director at MTV: Music Television. He is a strategic advisor to GS1 US, The Carson Foundation, and the Carson Center for Emerging Media Arts at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.