Now and then I hear and see people wowed by someone’s number of likes, followers on Twitter or number of Facebook friends. Differentiating between followers and real friends is important.
Your friends will be those that make you happy offline or online. One that stand by you in good and bad times and can sense the words behind the silence. Ten thousand likes on a post will make you happy in the moment and famous for 5 minutes, but real friends offer you a long-lasting companionship. Not all online followers are your friends or want to be one. They have their self-defined agendas most of the time.
This quote from Brené Brown is fitting.
So true, and still we humans spend endless time worrying and stressing about things we can and cannot control.
Yes, talk is cheap and does not add a lot of value. Right action, on the other hand, does increase value to everyone involved.
Well, a critic can succeed in bringing you down but as Robin says, no critic has ever changed the world. Critic themselves have no power unless you hand it to them.
The top headline in the tech sphere today is Foxconn replaces 60K workers with robots. Experts are seeing it from an economy perspective, employment perspective and then there are automation experts raving about the power of automation and bringing efficiency. And then there are some more.
Is this a shocking news? Ah, may be to a person who is going to lose the job. People should not be surprised by this. We have been implementing automation for increasing efficiency for many-many decades now. A simple message I have is if a worker or business does not stay ahead in the game, then starting digging a graveyard for your role.
This does not apply only to manufacturing industries but any other segment. Today artificial intelligence, business intelligence and many other types of intelligence are replacing jobs of information workers and bringing much more efficiency to the process. What can we do as individuals? Stay ahead. Identify the patterns, see where the industry is heading, research, learn, un-learn, get uncomfortable, make complacency a thing of past and start doing things computers or robots cannot do in the next two years. Not all of us are able to predict the future but we certainly can match its pace. And if you are a business, then there is a tough road ahead as you got to innovate but start by understanding what innovation really means for you.
What are the top 10 qualities of a good consultant? Here’s my take on it.
Yes, doing your best work while multi-tasking is a myth in my opinion [an opinion that I have been firming hard from last 6 months or so].Be in the moment, focus on one thing at a time, get it done and move on to the next task.
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