Reflections for the coming year
The start of a new year is a time filled with combined retrospect and great plans and expectations for the future. In this spirit, a couple of weeks into the new year – a blog I frequent blog.bravenewtalent.com published what it titled its Reflections of the Decade.
Here are some I thought were pretty interesting and decided to share.
According to bravenewtalent.com
“Live on the right side of change - think about how this paradigm shift is effecting what you do. If you are a writer, what is the future of publishing? If you are a musician, what is the future of music consumption? If you are an engineer, what is the future of the energy industry? Look for the writing on the wall in what you do and stay one step ahead.
The world is interdependent – this generation needs to be a generation of leaders. We are inheriting more global problems than any generation before us. We live in a world of challenges such as climate change, population growth, poverty, HIV/aids, nuclear proliferation, desertification, food/water security, terrorism, etc. All these issues are interdependent in that the solution does not lie with one country or one business. Every problem is like a bowl of spaghetti. You move one piece and it has an impact on every other
The best leaders are great followers – timing is everything. Sometimes we need to lead and sometimes follow. The greatest leaders are those that strive to lead by example. Everyone can be a leader in their own way. It’s not how good you are but how good you want to be that gets you places.
The Girl Effect – the utilitarian philanthropist should always invest in adolescent girls in the developing world. The greatest bang for buck an investment can have is investing in the education of a teenage girl in poverty. This frees them from their cycle of poverty. (Video Here) .
Talent has no Age, Talent has no Gender, Talent has no Passport – Opportunity has all three. As we aim for a more meritocratic (advancement purely by achievement) world we have many societal challenges to overcome. The best leveller is education. ”
Let us know what you agree with and what you don’t i.e. Is it fair to only invest in adolescent girls in the developing world? Are the world’s independent governments and supervisory bodies well positioned to meet the challenge of interdependent global problems? – And of course share with us your own tid bits of wisdom we can too adopt.