Their lack of focus on expertise was interesting as well. The interest in ability to learn over having a lot of knowledge already is a valuable focus. Many of the skills and pieces of knowledge students will need to know in their adult lives are non-existent now, and it is important to ensure that they are able to adapt to those changes instead of filling their heads with knowledge that will soon be obsolete.
I also liked their emphasis on the universality of these principles. While Google is something of a niche company (an elite high-tech firm that recruits from all over the world), many workplaces live by the same principles. To that end, i also try to ensure that my students are able to connect the skills they’re developing to the real world and their potential careers after school.