Are You Ready for Some Serious Change?

“Only the mediocre are ever truly comfortable.” Paulo Coelho

I love reading futurist literature. The article below is a must read wake up call for appreciating what is coming our way. Buckminster Fuller coined the phrase “accelerating acceleration” years ago. And it is upon us. This past year accelerated some of the changes already underway, including remote working, globalization, unprecedented speed and processing power, Ai, and the division of wealth and politics.

How will you and your work evolve given the accelerating change? What do you see five years down the road? Perhaps more importantly, how will you manage yourself when being forced to continuously evolve? Will you double down on your discomfort or decide to go in the opposite direction? Chuck it all and become a digital nomad?

PS some of my favorite futurists: Thomas Frey’s work. He said his answer to the above was to “outlearn others and let your knowledge compound: Learning is the ultimate productivity hack. In other words, it provides the greatest leverage. It’s the tool that the greatest innovators and business thinkers of our time (Elon Musk, Jeff Bezos, Bill Gates, Warren Buffett, and others) use to get ahead.” His rule is to spend at least 5 hrs. per week learning. (Something I have done for more than 30 years.) -Daniel Burris is a fellow San Diegan and helps us understand the power of trends. Peter Diamandis is a bold thinker and doer. He has started over 20 companies in the areas of longevity, space, venture capital and education. Ray Kurzweil is the inventor type and mentioned in the above article. His website has lots of learning. Ray wants to live forever.