Nestlé emeritus advocates lifelong learning

“The most important thing in education is learning how to learn,” said Peter Brabeck-Letmathe, President Emeritus of the Board of Directors at Nestlé at the Economic Forum of the European Tolerance Talks in Fresach. The right attitude and the iron will to learn new things every day are ultimately more important for career prospects and social advancement than a great university degree.

During his active time at Nestlé, he did not pay so much attention to MBA degrees from top universities when recruiting candidates. “Everything you learn today will be of no use tomorrow,” explained Brabeck-Letmathe. More important than great certificates is the will to learn more every day. He criticized the education system, which is still too focused on eliminating weaknesses. It would make much more sense to promote the strengths of young people. The whole article on pressetext.

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