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Win Yuval Noah Harari’s new book, “21 Lessons for the 21st Century”!

Aug 30, 2018 | Posted by Cristina in Articles

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I was browsing the Entrepreneur subreddit the other day and ran into a question posted by a teen who wanted advice on what skills he should learn to improve himself. That’s a very good question. What would you have answered him? What would you teach your children today to prepare them for the world of tomorrow?

Let’s be honest. We have no clue what skills or knowledge we’ll be needing in the future, and there’s no way we can know for certain – anyone who tells you otherwise is delusional. Our kids might work in a domain that’s not even on our radar yet. Even today, there are so many jobs available that we didn’t imagine a decade ago – just think about all the titles related to cryptocurrency or social media management.

There’s an abundance of information available at our fingertips, that can be accessed by anyone. How can we make sense out of it, distinguish trustworthy sources, gain clarity, focus on what’s important and not let ourselves get distracted? How can we learn faster, unlearn and relearn what we once thought we knew and learned in schools, but new discoveries contradicted those findings? How do we combine all those bits and pieces into a broader picture?

And, above all, how do we embrace the unknown, deal with it and preserve a mental balance?

This is what Yuval Noah Harari tackles in his new book, “21 Lessons for the 21st Century“, out today! ?

The famous historian, author of the bestsellers Sapiens and Homo Deus, turned his attention to the problems we face today. Now that we’re living in the age of post-truth, disinformation and distractions are the new threats. He takes us on a journey through today’s most urgent issues, from nuclear war to ecological cataclysms, dealing with technological disruptions and constant change.

Here are two must-read (long) extracts from his new book: ‘What the year 2050 has in store for humankind’ (published in Wired UK), ‘Humans are a post-truth species’ (published in The Guardian).

And because we’re huge fans of Yuval Noah Harari’s work (in case you hadn’t noticed from all our social media posts and newsletters send in the past year 😛 ), we’re giving away two copies of his new book!

Here’s what you need to do to enter the contest for the opportunity to win a copy of “21 Lessons for the 21st Century“: leave a comment on this blog post (just use the form below) and write about what skills you’d teach your children to prepare them for the world of tomorrow, make sure they’re prepared to survive and thrive!

Deadline: next Wednesday (September 5th, 2018). Thursday morning (GMT +3) we’ll choose the two winners through Random.org and update this article to announce them. Please make sure that you fill in your right email address, so we can contact you and ask for more details, in case you’re the winner. Good luck! 🙂

LATER UPDATE (Thursday, September 6, 2018): Thanks everyone for taking the time to share your thoughts on the subject, it was amazing reading all your ideas and we’re proud to have such a wonderful community! Unfortunately, we only have two copies of Yuval Noah Harari’s new book, and Yamo and ioana b are the two lucky winners (we’ll send you an email right away).
Also, we started working on lists of books that cover the skills that you mentioned in your comments, and we’re asking the people who are the best at those skills for recommendations, so, hopefully, you’ll be able to point your kids directly to those resources!

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