What Do Steve Jobs and Frederick Douglas Have in Common?

An awesome integration from an interview with Higher Ground’s Matt Bateman:

“Look at Steve Jobs, who is a great model for, “Wow, what are the 21st Century skills that allowed him to integrate art and technology and create all these things?” But, then look at Frederick Douglas. It’s the same thing, and, these are two men who were separated by 200 years. Both of them are fundamentally autodidacts. They taught themselves in a context where the traditional education wasn’t serving them for very different ways and very different reasons. But, something is common there. They both had a deep knowledge and perspective on the world in a broad sense. They both were humanistic and understood communication — things that people say are 21st Century skills, but put that through a lens where you’re understanding that more deeply in terms of human nature, and that is what we want for children.”

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