Saturday School: What the Heck Is ‘Human Capital’?

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For many years, business succeeded or failed based on their access to capital: the land, buildings, tools and equipment that made an enterprise productive and competitive.

All of that is still true. But today, we live in the age of “human capital.” What exactly does that mean? Watch this Khan Academy video to learn more about the factors that make up human capital.

How have you increased your “human capital” over the years? Share your tips in the comments below or on our Facebook page.

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