School debt is quickly reaching $2 trillion dollars in North America, salaries are well below the cost of living, and job security is no longer. To succeed in the new economy, there is an emerging trend called Edge Learning, which is quickly being adopted by universities, high-performance people, and disruptive companies.
Edge learning is a continuous process of developing the peripheral skills that have the most impact on a person’s ability to obtain a successful and fulfilled life. Edge Learning is not about memorizing facts, instead, it seeks to develop a person’s soft skills through real-world experiences and mentoring from leading experts and entrepreneurs.
The two primary Edge Learning skill types are:
- Self Awareness
- Cultural Etiquette
- Relationship Building
- Time Creation
- Validation (Certification)
In order to not just survive but thrive in this new economy, Edge learning is a way to augment a higher education as well as enhancing collegiate and post-collegiate degrees. It is the process that Industry titans have tapped into for generations. It all depends on the subtle skills an individual needs to develop outside of formal education that makes the biggest impact on their success rate.