In the Know: A Call for the Redesign of Our Knowledge Infrastructure

Our schools, their curricula and their governance structures are part of society’s purpose-built knowledge infrastructure. The problem is, many of today’s most successful leaders believe this infrastructure is not up for the job it was designed for: Bill Gates has said that our schools “cannot teach our kids what they need to know today.” The authors argue that we will always face the challenge of matching our knowledge infrastructure with the skills we need tomorrow; and instead of constantly trying to fill that gap, our purpose should be to enable students to overcome the gap effectively themselves, throughout their lives.

Read Jennifer Riel and Roger Martin’s case study in Harvard Business Review.