Upskilling, Career Shifts, and the Future of Work with Nicolle Merrill

Nicolle Merrill joins Mike to talk about acquiring skills, shifting careers, and overcoming fear and self-doubt. Nicolle is the author of the book Punch Doubt in the Face: How to Upskill, Change Careers, and Beat the Robots. She tells her story of career growth and lessons learned along the way. Nicolle is also the host of a podcast called 50 Conversations in which she explores career shifts, skill development, and the challenges of automation and disruptions in the workplace.

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Consumer Electronics Show 2020

This week, Mike, Dan, and Melissa explore what’s new and noteworthy coming out of the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) 2020 which recently concluded in Las Vegas.

We discuss the highlights from the show itself and also take time to dive into a recent critique by Cindy Gallop of Cosmopolitan magazine that focuses on the patterns of sexism and “bro culture” that have pervaded CES since its inception in the late 1960s. CES is trying to respond but is it enough?

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Consumer Electronics Show 2019

We take a look back at some of the hottest gadgets at the Consumer Electronics show (CES) 2019 and discuss where some potential crossover to learning may exist. Mike points out the lack of education and learning categories / focus at the trade show. Brandon focuses in on wearables and the tracking of individual data that could help shape how we understand personalized learning. We also discuss the explosion in sensors and how growth in that technology could apply to education and learning. Can sensors help track brain waves and teach us more on how we learn? What could teachers do with a better understanding of their students’ engagement and mental readiness?

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Consumer Electronics Show 2018

We take a look at the 2018 Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas and try to find what trends are most exciting. From the blackout to the robots and beyond, we have you covered. What dating app is trying to get into the business networking world? How did LG’s kitchen robot presentation fail? All that and a trip outside the walls of CES for an unexpected robot art installation.

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