Season 10 Episode 1: The Skills Obsession: Designing the Skills Future w/Lisa Kay Solomon of the Stanford

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What I introduce [my students] to are the kinds of skills that allow them to navigate ambiguity.” If that seems like urgently-needed capability you or your team to have you’re in luck, as you’re about to find out a whole lot more about why you’d need such a thing… and why you won’t find it, alas, in today’s conventional curriculum (including corporate L&D). In the first full episode of our new RedThread podcast—our deep dive into what we’re calling capitalism’s focus on ‘The Skills Obsession’—we meet passionate educator, innovator and bestselling author Lisa Kay Solomon. Designer in Residence at the Hasso Plattner Institute of Design (‘the’) at Stanford University, Lisa presents in her dialog with Stacia, Dani and Chris something of a masterclass in what thinking about the future actually needs to consist of—and how that feeds into her conviction that, “learning is the currency of possibility.”


Find out more about Lisa and her work here and her chosen workplace platform for her interventions, the, here

RedThread and LFG are are very grateful to Workday for its exclusive sponsorship of this first season of the RedThread Research podcast. Today, the world is changing faster than ever, and you can meet those changing needs with Workday; it’s one agile system that enables you to grow and re-skill your workforce. Workday is a financial, HR and planning system for a changing world. 

We are very grateful to RedThread Research for their collaboration on this episode of workplace Stories and alowing us to remix and rewind it for the LITNW audience. To find out more about Red Thread and their amazing work, go to

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