How do you look to the future? Yesterday, I talked about future as it relates to marketing Today I wanted to look closer at news information, especially information found on Twitter.
— Jim Roberts (@nycjim) July 19, 2013
Future of Work
McKinsey Institute reckons that by 2025 impact of white-collar automation could be $5-7 trillion! (May 2013)
— Tom Peters (@tom_peters) July 19, 2013
Company Earnings Reports
Google Second-Quarter Earnings Fall Low of Estimates http://t.co/3sWtSJGnD4
— Fast Company (@FastCompany) July 19, 2013
My take on this type of information.
This is what I like most about Twitter. You get quick, up-to-date information. It is how we discern this information that makes us successful. Yesterday, I talked about looking forward. This really is the key. You look at these items and only one out of the three talks about the future.
If you are going to focus on the future, you need to look out and seek future information and start formulating opinions on comments made by different people and their respective sources. The news about Google and Detroit are terrible. I could try and learn more about how Google and Detroit got into the predicaments that they did, but I am starting to find myself skimming the articles and looking more and more to the future.
If you are going to make it in today’s business world, you really need to keep focused on the future developments that are happening at such a rapid pace. I am not saying you will have setbacks, but I have really found that for me if I really discern more about what I am reading on Twitter, it gives me a new focus and helps me focus my time more effectively. I see a bright future despite what might be presented on Twitter. You only have so many hours in the day, do you want to look back or look forward. My advice, keep looking forward and be different. Everyone can look backwards, very few actually take the time to look forward and share their thoughts.
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