Sunday, September 23, 2012

Staying Relevant In Tomorrow’s World

Just finished reading one of the best articles on staying vital in tomorrow’s world. From The New York TImes; “To Stay Relevant In A Career, Workers Train Nonstop” by Shaila Dewan.

Learning-wkrAlthough this article talks to businesses as well as employee’s it could very well apply to anyone looking at life tomorrow.

To quote from the writing;

The need to constantly adapt is the new reality for many workers, well beyond the information technology business. Car mechanics, librarians, doctors, Hollywood special effects designers — virtually everyone whose job is touched by computing — are being forced to find new, more efficient ways to learn as retooling becomes increasingly important not just to change careers, but simply to stay competitive on their chosen path.

From my perspective, to rephrase, “The need to constantly adapt is the new reality.” Period, end of statement.

Yes for workers as discussed however for all facets of life and living. Evolution is change and change is alive and well in today’s world.

Our personal entertainment is changing; eBook's, streaming video, apps for news.  The cars we drive are evolving; built in GPS, camera’s to assist in parking, computer systems for operation. Personal communication has changed radically; smartphones, Facebook, text messaging.

Learning is a fact of Life. Learning should be approached with great expectation and exciting anticipation. Maybe if wemouse were taught leaning (and reading) was fun rather than something we had to do we would all have been better off.

Why not start now and set the example? With the click of a mouse button there is a whole new world out there. Amaze your family and friends as well as your co-workers (fellow business owners and partners) with new found knowledge.

To much sermonizing for Sunday at Starbucks. I need a refill.

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