Perttu Pölönen is a futurist, inventor and author. In 2018 MIT Tech Review honored him among the 35 Innovators Under 35 in Europe.
He has written two books and his latest, “Future Skills”, is out just now.
In this book he argues that the next revolution is a human revolution. To counterbalance the world we digitalized, we need to develop creativity, perseverance, compassion, and curiosity—those same soft skills that give our lives meaning and set us apart from machines.
In this interesting interview we explore with him:
- What does it mean to be the first generation being born digital
- How to bridge generational differences and collaborative gap
- The importance of cross-generational dialogue - and how to start having that
- What grandpa Perttu will tell to his grandchildren
- What are the things that won't change
- What should we be studying
- How to find inspiration in the irrelevant