The greatest advances in both our social order and technology have been realized when people studied the acknowledged wisdom accumulated up to then. Once upon a time, only the wealthy few had ready access to libraries. Today, although information threatens to overwhelm, with curation, the truly valuable wisdom and recent learnings can be identified, followed, and incorporated into one’s own life and projects.
Never before have we had such amazing, comprehensive, and easy access to the learnings of others, of successes from around the globe, ancient, current, and thought leadership for the future. There is simply no excuse for not searching for best practices, learning about them, and then innovating, changing, and fitting them to apply locally.
My career in advanced computing began when I was a teenager in the 1970’s. I have lived amidst accelerating change and can see even faster advances everywhere I look. To quote Ray Kurzweil:
“An analysis of the history of technology shows that technological change is exponential, contrary to the common-sense “intuitive linear” view. So we won’t experience 100 years of progress in the 21st century — it will be more like 20,000 years of progress (at today’s rate).”
Click on this line to dive into deeply understanding Kurzweil’s Law of Accelerating Returns. It’s essential reading and essential to fully comprehend the implications.
Given the rate of change, indeed, the exponentially accelerating rate of change, you must innovate and disrupt first your own definition of self, you must re-invent your own contributions as well as leading the re-invention in every business or organization you are involved with. Personal and organizational growth are not optional, they are essential, and when realized with personal mastery bring great fulfillment.
This is an artist rendering of Apple, Inc.’s new USD 5 Billion headquarters under construction in Cupertino, California. It will be the greenest, net zero carbon business campus to date when completed in early 2017. The highest kudos to Apple for leading the world yet again, in this case on an entirely different front. Click on this line to find out more about it.
Apple disrupts regularly. Need I say more?
The fossil fuel based economy is being disrupted. It is inevitable due to technological improvement, particularly the massive electrification of transport which is underway along with so much more.
The books “Creating Climate Wealth” and “Reinventing Fire” are two of the most informative amidst hundreds on the topic. Dive in and start exploring and learning. Figure out how you can make your unique contribution to healing our biosphere and providing leadership in the biggest transformation human civilization has experienced to date.