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Why bother?

This book is about self-directed, lifelong learning; why it is essential to your future, and how to do it effectively. Let’s start with the why of lifelong learning; because if you are not convinced that being a self-directed, successful lifelong learner is in your best interest, no amount of how-to tips will do any good. Here are just a few reasons for making lifelong learning a personal goal.

REASON 1:. Today’s Rapid Pace of Change

We are experiencing greater change at a more rapid pace than in any period of human history, and, odds are, it will only speed up. According to the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, twice as many patents were granted in 1998 as in 1980. Many of those newly patented products will find their way into your home or workplace. The people who learn to use those new gadgets will have an advantage. And the quicker they learn, the greater their advantage will be.


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