The ability to self-direct our learning has never been easier. In the Creator Economy, content is abundant, curation is a service and community is online and global. All the ingredients for self-directed learning and career progression exist outside of companies.Recognizing this, top performers are leaving their jobs in droves to seek opportunities to learn and grow. Impact is as important to career development as salary is.Companies are scrambling to build skill academies, although few know what this means. The currency of corporate learning is now skills. But the best options for skill building exist outside of companies.