|FreedomLab Salon Series|
The Hero’s Journey:
Redefining Talent in the 21st Century
Innovation is fundamentally changing the skills needed for the future economy. Ruben Brave, internet entrepreneur and business incubator, has been researching the skills needed for the 21st century for the past years. ‘Intelligence for example’, he argues, is a key driver for the future economy. But intelligence also shows to cause conflict in the introduction of innovations. So what is intelligence? And how can we use ‘intelligence’ to navigate through a new era for our workforce? Ruben will present a framework he finds useful to better understand the skills needed for the future. It’s called ‘The Hero’s Journey’, referring to the common template of a broad category of tales that involve a hero (or heroine) who goes on an adventure. These stories influenced many, among others George Lucas, the creator of Star Wars. The Hero’s Journey finds it’s relevance in the journey it follows: from Departure to Initiation and Return.
In this Salon, we’re going to rethink and discuss a new narrative for the economy of the 21st century.
Spreker: Ruben Brave (Founder Entelligence, business incubator)
Ruben has been in the internet business for the past 25 years (since 1994, KPN ‘Planet Internet’ and IT-related publishing companies). With Entelligence, he matches technology from knowledge institutions with the market. During a sabbatical, he was captivated by the issues of the labour market and skill gap and is researching different forms of capital, like spiritual capital, and the impact for successful innovation.
A salon is a gathering of people under the roof of an inspiring host, held partly to amuse one another and partly to refine the taste and increase the knowledge of the participants through conversation. These gatherings often consciously followed Horace’s definition of the aims of poetry, “either to please or to educate” (Latin: ‘aut delectare aut prodesse’).
In FreedomLab’s Salons, we gather a group of diverse professionals interested in the topic of the day, and – while enjoying lunch – discuss themes and raise questions that are of importance to our future society. Past salons were for example: ‘People Centered Economy’, ’30 years of the Internet’ and ‘Public Code’. We ask people to actively participate in a constructive manner. If you have an idea for a Salon, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org. Everyone is welcome.