It’s not a joke, jobs are disappearing and people are losing their jobs because of change coming with every kind of technology. Every new technology related mostly to physical labor, reduces the number of workers needed to run a business or company. That means production goes up, and labor costs go down. Remember that in this rapidly changing world, nothing is more dangerous than an idea whose time has come and gone. It’s now robot labour verses human labour, who is going to remain on top.
Change is changing, and if you are not changing, misery is your destiny. If you are not moving forward, you moving backwards. “You will either step forward into growth or you will step back into safety” said Abraham Maslow, and you will find those not adapting to change step into safety. And for those who always say it can’t be done, remember that “The world is moving so fast that these days that the man who says it can’t be done is generally interrupted by someone doing it” said Elbert Hubbard. If you have an idea, go work on it, if not, you will surprised tomorrow the same idea you had has made your neighbor or friend rich, for example Mark Zuckerberg, with his billion dollar Facebook.com Company.
Changing is happening even as you are reading this article, ride with it. Those of you rushing to school to earn a 4 year MBA thinking things will be the same as taught in school when you enter the real world, remember you will find yourselves what Eric Hoffer said, “In times of change, learners inherit the earth, while the learned find themselves beautifully equipped to deal with a world that no longer exists”. Ride with change even if you are a student, employee, entrepreneur, or whoever; the only thing that makes a difference at anything in life, is change.
“The illiterate of the 21st century will not be those who cannot read and write; but those who cannot learn, unlearn and relearn”, said Alvin Toffler. Humans cannot move forward, cannot change until they let go of old, obsolete ideas. Ride with change, we are no longer in the industrial 20th century generation. Leave a comment below.