Unless a person is constantly acquiring new knowledge and unlearning old obsolete knowledge, their assertions of “years of experience” must be taken with a healthy dose of salt.
Chicago, IL (PRWEB) August 04, 2015
Futurist Jack Uldrich says, "Unless a person is constantly acquiring new knowledge, and unlearning outmoded knowledge, their assertions of “years of experience” must be taken with a healthy dose of salt." Not just a grain but a healthy dose. Why? Uldrich says unlearning is akin to Lao Tzu's philosophy of subtracting something everyday to attain wisdom and he's on a mission to get organizations to adopt it as a practice when dealing with new technology.
Uldrich, who is founder of The School of Unlearning, has been hailed by Businessweek as "America's Chief Unlearning Officer." He will deliver his keynote, "Why Future Trends in Higher Education Demand Unlearning Today," this Wednesday, August 5th in Chicago at the Association of Physical Plant Administrators' 2015 convention. Dedicated to influencing leaders in education, the APPA convention is the ideal breading ground for Uldrich's innovative thinking and research on future trends.
Uldrich's work is based on the transformational principles of unlearning – or freeing yourself from obsolete knowledge and assumptions – as a strategy to survive and thrive in an era of unparalleled change. He believes that many teachers, managers, executives and leaders claims of “years of experience” could be more aptly described as “one year of experience repeated multiple times.” What he's looking to do is shift their mindsets by encouraging them to interact with the latest trends and unlearn old habits as they do so.
Written back in 2010, Uldrich's article, The Seven Dangerous Habits of Highly Ineffective People outlines seven ways effective leaders who wish to remain successful may want to unlearn.
Following his keynote in Chicago for APPA Uldrich will travel to Wisconsin, Minnesota, Mexico City and Tennessee for several more keynotes throughout the month of August.
Parties interested in learning more about Jack Uldrich, his books, his daily blog or his speaking availability are encouraged to visit his website.