The Blog posting from Google "Our Googley advice to students: Major in learning", says pretty much the same thing the article "Rigor Redefined" by Tony Wagner says but in a different way. Companies are looking for employees who can "think outside the box". These people need to be able to have analytical reasoning, good communication skills, a willingness to experiment with ideas, be a team player, and be passionate about something in their lives. Goggle's phrase is "people who can solve non-routine problems in non-routine ways".
The blog also states that learning does not stop when you grauduate from school. That most real learning is done "on the job". This is true in just about everything we do. It is called trial and error. I have a problem thinking and solving "problems" unless they involve athletics. Give me an issue on a sports field (almost any arena) and I am all over it, in the classroom is another story. I need a lot of time to think about it and have someone explain it to me in different ways before I really understand it. We are all wired differently and some of us "get" somethings while others of us "get" other things. I think that is a good thing.