in the jingle jangle hindsight of ~20 years
Taking a rare moment (note to self: decrease rarity) to look back on ~15 years' worth of meandering career path, here are some of the topics i wish i'd gotten a better grounding in way earlier.
statistics -- don't get me wrong, i took a lot of math including AP Calculus which i enjoyed -- but for the life of me i can't remember taking, or even being offered, a stats course in high school
speech (to be forced out of that fear sooner)
programming -- it was 1994, so no harm no foul; but it's truly inexcusable now. Should be a strong track in middle &/or high school imo. (and i did dabble in code and computers on my own all the same, but still.)
time management -- i don't remember anything remotely like the "GTD" movement i'm fond of now back then. You wrote stuff down on paper and called people from telephones affixed to the wall.
personal finance -- seriously. And not in college, either. Escaped all formal training without the slightest w...