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Dear Anna,
I have been asked to draft my development goals and I’d like to focus on preparing for the future. What can I start learning now so I’m a top performer in 2020?

Dear Daniel,

Your question reminds me of what  economic historian Robert Allen calls the Engels’ Pause. It describes the period after the introduction of new technology when skills need to be developed before the benefits are realised.

Here are four areas to focus on next year to build skills and avoid an Engels’ Pause in your career.

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